Innovation + Creativity Speakers

These creativity and innovation speakers deliver inspiring lectures that ignite ideas while also providing practical lessons for getting the most from your business and your life.

Bill Burnett

Executive Director of the Design Program at Stanford and co-author of the #1 New York Times-bestselling book Designing Your Life

Ed Catmull

Co-founder and president of Pixar Animation Studios, president of Walt Disney Animation Studios, author of Creativity, Inc.

Ping Fu

Co-Founder of Geomagic, author of Bend, Not Break, Executive chairman of Gelsight

Mark Payne

Founder and president of innovation consultancy Fahrenheit 212, author of How to Kill a Unicorn

Ken Segall

Former Ad Agency Creative Director for NeXT and Apple, author of New York Times bestseller Insanely Simple and Think Simple

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Ori Brafman

Business strategist, organizational expert, and New York Times bestselling author of Sway and Click

John Coates

Neuroscientist, former Wall Street trader, and author of The Hour Between Dog and Wolf

Andrew Essex

CEO of Tribeca Enterprises and former CEO of world-renowned creative agency Droga5

Dave Evans

Co-founder of Electronic Arts and co-author of the #1 New York Times-bestselling book Designing Your Life

Marc Goodman

Global security advisor, futurist, and New York Times-bestselling author of Future Crimes

Chris Guillebeau

New York Times-bestselling author of The $100 Startup and host of the podcast Side Hustle School

Alan Iny

Internationally recognized consultant, author of Thinking in New Boxes

Dave Kerpen

New York Times-bestselling author and Founder/CEO of Likeable Local

Robin Koval

CEO of Truth Initiative —creators of the award-winning truth® youth tobacco prevention program—and bestselling author (Power of Nice, Grit to Great), social change marketing and advertising expert

Greg McKeown

Author of the New York Times bestseller Essentialism: The Disciplined Pursuit of Less, CEO of THIS Inc., and Young Global Leader for the World Economic Forum

Philippe Petit

Famous french high-wire artist and author of Creativity: The Perfect Crime

Victoria Sweet

Associate Clinical Professor of Medicine, prize-winning historian, and author of God's Hotel

Linda Kaplan Thaler

Advertising Hall of Fame luminary, Chairman of Publicis Kaplan Thaler, and bestselling author of Power of Nice and Grit to Great

Tim Wu

Columbia law professor, originator of the term "net neutrality," and contributing writer for the The New York Times