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Kirsty Lang

Conference Moderator & Journalist
Country: UK

The keynote speaker Kirsty Lang is one of Britain’s most versatile presenters and a highly experienced conference chair with experience from around the world. Kirsty fronts BBC Radio 4’s flagship arts and culture show Front Row but as former correspondent and presenter on Channel 4 News, BBC Newsnight and The Sunday Times she has specialist knowledge of Europe and international current affairs and is well placed to chair panels and conferences on Brexit, arts and education.

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After 30 years in journalism across all platforms and over a decade employed at BBC, the keynote speaker Kirsty Lang has scaled down her BBC commitments in a bid to find new challenges. As a former foreign correspondent and news anchor on BBC World News, she has a broad global overview and extensive contacts in the arts both in the UK and overseas. This makes her a talented and sought-after moderator for conferences and panels all over the world, on topics ranging from politics to the arts. Her clients have included Global Philanthropic, Bosch Foundation, Chartered Accountants, Facilities Management, EY, WHO, NICE, IBM, BMA, Eurostudies UK, Union of Head Teachers, WISE Education conference in Qatar.

An authority on arts, politics and communication, our speaker Kirsty Lang sits on the board of the British Council. She was also recently appointed the Chair of the Baltic Centre in Newcastle/Gateshead which is a major international gallery for contemporary art with funding from the Arts Council for educational outreach.  In addition, Kirsty has been a visiting professor in communications and public diplomacy at the University of Columbia, New York.

As a prominent arts journalist, the moderator and speaker Kirsty Lang is frequently asked to judge prizes. She is a BAFTA judge and chaired the Orange Prize for Women’s Literature in 2008 and the Bruntwood Prize for Playwriting in 2017.

Let Kirsty’s strong communication skills – and expertise within the arts and politics – enrich your event by booking her here.

    Other positions held by Speaker Kirsty Lang

    • Chair
    • Moderator
    • Facilitator
    • Award Host
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