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Culture and Society Speakers

What developments do we experience in modern day? Popular keynotes often have a sociological angle, focusing on what role society and culture play in relation to each individual. Book one of our Culture and Society speakers and dive deeper into these topics!

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Jose Rosario

Empowerment speaker, author, and advocate for human rights, and mental health

travels from USA

Speaker Jose Rosario is an empowerment speaker and a passionate advocate for people with disabilities. Using his insight and vision on life, Jose has created a space for enlightenment, growth, and powerful insight to connect all human beings as one,...

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Danny McCubbin

Culture Manager at the Jamie Oliver HQ, Food Activist and Social Entrepreneur helping the youth through charities

travels from UK

As a social entrepreneur, food activist, cultural manager and mentor, speaker Danny McCubbin is committed to promoting food-focussed social organisations and helping businesses create social value with the transformational power of food. Moreover,...

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Pia Lauritzen

Philosopher, researcher, executive and inventor of the Qvest method motivating her audience to ask questions

travels from Denmark

Speaker Pia Lauritzen is a Danish philosopher who has a healthy obsession with the everyday phenomena of questions. As a researcher, she explores the nature and impact of questions from philosophical, cultural and practical perspectives. Lauritzen...

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Olof Gränström

Political scientist who will help you make sense of the world based on facts and not fear in thought-provoking keynotes

travels from Sweden

Keynote speaker Olof Gränström is a political scientist and educator. Olof’s mission is to make more people learn and understand more about the world we live in. As the expert he is, he provides the audience with a global and historical...

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Tamika Mallory

Co-chair of Women’s March and activist for feminism, Black Lives Matter and gun control inspiring to make a change

travels from USA

Keynote speaker Tamika Mallory is a nationally recognized activist. She fights for human rights, equality, gun control and freedom. Tamika’s talks and keynotes are full of power, inspiration and offer wake-up-calls for all of us to start changing...

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Janne Willems

International social artist, founder of Seize Your Moments and world traveler who believes trust can change the world

travels from USA

Keynote speaker Janne Willems believes that trust can change the world. With this mission in mind, Janne founded the Seize Your Moments project in 2010 and embarked upon a global expedition to connect with 12,500 people in 31 different countries....

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Lili Gil Valletta

Cultural intelligence expert, award-winning entrepreneur and advocate to minority and women-owned businesses

travels from USA

Keynote speaker Lili Gil Valletta is a World Economic Forum Young Global Leader and an award-winning entrepreneur. After immigrating to the US from Colombia, she had a successful corporate career including a 10-year tenure at Johnson & Johnson,...

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Régis Yélian Ezin

Successful serial entrepreneur, founder and CEO of Iridium and expert in marketing and business development

travels from Benin

Business speaker Régis Yélian Ezin is the Founder and CEO of Iridium, as well as a writer and musician. Passionate about reviving traditions through modern twists, he has created a successful business making modernized traditional African...

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Dr. Morgaine Gaye

Food Futurologist researching on geopolitics, culture and fashion in order to provide accurate analyses of food trends

travels from UK

Speaker Morgaine Gaye runs bellwether: Food Trends, where she consults for both food and technology companies on all elements of the eating experience. Our food and cultural preferences are interconnected. Which is why Morgaine conducts in-depth...

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Aleksandra Ørbeck-Nilssen

Model, coach and conservationist inspiring her audience make a difference through social and environmental rewilding

travels from Norway

Keynote speaker Aleksandra Ørbeck-Nilssen is a Norwegian model turned conservationist. She traveled the world working as a model from the young age of 14. Then, when she was still only 18 years old, she decided she needed to go in a different...

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Julien S. Bourrelle

Best-selling author an expert on Scandinavian culture speaking about the benefits on cultural diversity in organisations

travels from Norway

Speaker Julien Bourrelle grew up French Canadian, but he has since managed to integrate himself into several other cultures. In particular, he is an expert on Scandinavian culture with several best-selling books - and his own publishing company - on...

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Hamish McRae

Futurist, author and award-winning journalist speaking about trends in the economy, technology and business

travels from UK

Hamish McRae is one of Europe's foremost speakers on global future trends in economics, business and society. His opinions are widely sought after as a speaker, author and...

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Ola Rosling

President & co-founder of Gapminder Foundation, which develop resources based on statistical evidence and distribute freely

travels from Sweden

Our keynote speaker Ola Rosling is passionate about teaching the public how to develop a fact-based worldview. Together with his father, Hans Rosling, and his wife, Anna Rosling Rönnlund, he created the Gapminder Foundation where they develop...

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Judy Ryan

Culture & People Development Specialist, owner of LifeWork Systems, author, consultant, trainer, and coach.

travels from USA

Keynote speaker Judy Ryan has made guest appearances on TV, podcasts and radio, spreading her message: that it’s possible to create a world in which all people love their lives - and we can start by improving workplaces! Over a decade ago, she set...

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George Galloway

Former Labour MP and Respect Party co-founder and broadcaster providing a unique perspective on the media landscape

travels from UK

Keynote speaker George Galloway is a politician, broadcaster, writer and, tying all these together, an activist. Drawing on his several decades of experience in politics, George Galloway has a well-rounded perspective on current events and their...

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Jean Vanhoegaerden

Leadership, Change and Cross-Cultural Differences Expert with a Masters degree in Organisational & Personnel Psychology

travels from UK

Keynote speaker Jean Vanhoegaerden has vast experience in both the business and academic sides of leadership. Jean is a professor of practice, teaching International management, Leadership, and Leading change at Ashridge/Hult Business School. Jean...

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Svend Brinkmann

Author, thought leader and psychology professor speaking about letting go and standing firm in modern life

travels from Denmark

Keynote speaker Svend Brinkmann has one of the strongest voices in the public debate regarding the questionable tendencies of our times and how we can overcome them but also challenge them. His books are as popular as his opinions and he delivers...

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Alf Rehn

Business innovator and creativity expert helping businesses and organizations bring about innovation and creativity

travels from Denmark

Keynote speaker Alf Rehn is an influential business innovation expert who challenges norms in order to bring about the kind of creativity and innovation that changes our society for the better. He is a seasoned professor and business leader, as well...

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Dan Buettner

Explorer, writer for National Geographic, and coach working with Blue Zones who improves the health of America

travels from USA

Keynote speaker Dan Buettner shares the secrets of the longest-lived people in the world; his books, articles, and projects are improving the lives of millions of people worldwide by creating environments where they can live longer, happier,...

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Kay Xander Mellish

Journalist, blogger, postcast host and Scandinavian business culture specialist uncovering the Danish culture

travels from Denmark

Is the Scandinavian way of doing business, with its focus on teamwork and equality, the way of the future? Is Scandinavia really the happiest place in the world? American journalist and keynote speaker Kay Xander Mellish is based in Denmark and is...

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Sonja Lyubomirsky

Professor, social psychologist and expert on the science of happiness due to her award-winning research

travels from USA

Our keynote speaker Sonja Lyubomirsky is a social psychologist who has conducted award winning research on happiness. Her talks on achieving happiness are therefore backed up by years of conducting research on the topic, making her a leading...

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Claire Anstey

TV host, science of mind counselor, and creative entrepreneur passionate about turning our dysfunctions into function

travels from UK

Our keynote speaker Claire Anstey is many things; she is a broadcaster, science of mind counselor, student of shamanic medicine, entrepreneur, an author, and a dancer. Most important of all, she is a speaker who is passionate about helping others...

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Andreas Ekstrom

Journalist, author and digital futurist educating on how the digital world is changing lives, business and society

travels from Sweden

Keynote speaker Andreas Ekstrom a digital futurist who specializes in the sociology of technology and helps his clients to understand how digitalization is affecting them. A passionate journalist, Andreas is a frequent blogger and has even written...

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Mary Ann Baynton

Founder and executive director of Mindful Employer Canada and workplace relations specialist improving workplace well-being

travels from Canada

Keynote speaker Mary Ann Baynton is a consultant with vast experience improving workplace well-being. She is a chair in the technical committee that developed the first standard guidelines in Canada for employers to establish a management system...

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Rufus Gifford

Former US Ambassador to Denmark and senior aide to President Barack Obama now running for Congress to help rebuild trust

travels from USA

Our keynote speaker Rufus Gifford is easily the most popular US ambassador Denmark has ever had. Together with his husband, Stephen, he has won the hearts of the Danes and become a household name. In his keynotes, Rufus speaks about his time in...

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Farid Tabarki

Founding director of Studio Zeitgeist, debate moderator and event host speaking about change and the liquid society

travels from Netherlands

Speaker Farid Tabarki is the founding director of Studio Zeitgeist and a sought-after debate moderator and event host. His area of focus is the European zeitgeist. Farid is a unique expert in the topics of radical decentralisation, radical...

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Pellegrino Riccardi

Cross cultural expert, motivator and world-touring rock musician with a special talent for connecting to people

travels from Norway

Cross cultural expert, motivational speaker, teacher, communications consultant and even a world-touring rock musician, our keynote speaker Pellegrino Riccardi has spent the last 30 years travelling the globe connecting with people. The common...

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David Neita

Director of ELECT, lawyer and poet with a mission to advance empowerment through poetry, politics and public service

travels from UK

Lawyer & Poet, keynote speaker David Neita is widely regarded as one of the most engaging and informative social justice practitioners in London. He has built a reputation for representing marginalized individuals and groups and is dedicated...

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Jitske Kramer

Corporate anthropologist and expert in diversity & inclusion who specializes in building strong tribes

travels from Netherlands

Speaker Jitske Kramer is a successful corporate anthropologist and presenter. She is an expert in the field of diversity and inclusion as well as a best-selling author. Her passionate presentations release undiscovered potentials and teach powerful...

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Peter C. Brown

Awards, sporting, & charity host and humorous keynote speaker who loves making people laugh. Former banker with HBOS.

travels from UK

Our keynote speaker Peter C. Brown loves making people laugh, and his stories about sport, life, and marriage are guaranteed to do just that. An inspiring storyteller and host of all sorts of events, he entertains audiences with observations and...

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Ayo Akinwolere

Broadcaster and former host of Blue Peter. Today, he is a charismatic presenter and after-dinner speaker

travels from UK

Keynote speaker Ayondy Akinwolere is a charismatic and energetic broadcaster. Combining adaptability to almost any situation and investigative skill, he is one of the BBC’s new faces in Great Britain. Ayo Akinwolere is a versatile presenter. He...

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Brock Tully

Inspirational speaker on kindness inspiring people around the world with his warm story of authenticity and courage

travels from Canada

Keynote speaker Brock Tully is the founder of numerous projects that aim to spread kindness all around the world. The first person to bicycle around North America, he inspires with his own story, giving heart-warming keynotes about kindness,...

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Andy Pag

Engineer, environmentalist and journalist with a passion for sustainability and a love of big engines

travels from Ireland

Journalist, engineer, adventurer and keynote speaker Andy Pag seeks innovative solutions to the environmental challenges that the world is facing. With experience from countless eco-adventures and expeditions, he gives fascinating keynotes...

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Javier Bajer

Successful cultural architect and business advisor passionate about optimizing businesses and organizations

travels from UK

An expert on organizational culture and business optimization, cultural architect and keynote speaker Javier Bajer uses his insights into human behaviour to help organizations develop positive habits and achieve their business...

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Alan O’Neill MBA

Transform and inspire your people & organisation to drive change and build a high-performance customer-centric culture with The Change Agent - Alan O'Neill.

travels from Ireland

Known as “The Change Agent”, Alan has over thirty years of experience from the front line to the board room supporting high profile brands to achieve amazing results. In a dynamic world, he knows what it takes to drive change in a business –...

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Ole Kassow

Founder and social entrepreneur inspiring people and organizations to create a happier and more purposeful world

travels from Denmark

Keynote speaker Ole Kassow is firm believer in the importance of strong values like good citizenship, kindness, and trust. The founder of a global movement, he continuously challenges conventional thinking with initiatives that create strong...

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Charlene Li

Consultant, acclaimed social media and technology expert and author of a New York Times best-seller

travels from USA

Keynote speaker Charlene Li is the founder and CEO of Altimeter Group and the author of the New York Times best-seller, Open Leadership. She is an expert on social media and technologies. As an authority in the field of leadership, especially in...

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Brian Solis

Anthropologist, futurist, digital analyst, author and prominent blogger specializing in emerging technology on businesses

travels from USA

Keynote speaker Brian Solis is a digital analyst, anthropologist, award-winning author and prominent blogger. He is a specialist on the effects of emerging technology on business, marketing, and culture. Brian Solis is dynamic and engaging and knows...

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Ray Hammond

The futurist and author encourages his attendees to reflect about the future as one leading authorities in futurology

travels from UK

Keynote speaker Ray Hammond is Europe’s most experienced futurist. In 35 years of predicting future trends, time has proven his forecasting accuracy. He is a sought-after keynote, pre- and after-dinner speaker with galvanizing thoughts, remarkable...

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Sir John Jenkins

Former Diplomat, Middle East Specialist and Executive Director sharing unique insights of current political situations

travels from Bahrain

Keynote speaker Sir John Jenkins is the Executive Director of the International Institute for Strategic Studies, ISS Middle East, and a former British Diplomat. During his service, he has been ambassador to several countries. His geopolitical...

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Nigel Inkster

Learn revealing information from a security expert with more than 30 years of experience in the British Intelligence Service

travels from UK

Nigel Inkster is a security and terrorism expert. He talks about geopolitical and geoeconomic challenges and struggles from a pragmatic point of view. With over 30 years of experience in the British Intelligence Service, he is an insider on...

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Helen Russell

A charismatic speaker uncovering the secrets of the world’s happiest country and happiness around the world

travels from Denmark

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Bruce Dickinson

Lead Singer and business man comparing the challenges in the world of rock music with those in the business world

travels from UK

As the lead singer of Iron Maiden, a commercial pilot, brew master, entrepreneur, creative business thinker and keynote speaker Bruce Dickinson is able to inspire audiences with his life experience. Bruce delivers captivating speeches worldwide and...

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Michael Mansfield

Well-known defence lawyer and presenter of a number of TV documentaries and series, including “Presumed Guilty” for BBC1

travels from UK

Keynote speaker Michael Mansfield QC is one of Britain’s most well-known lawyers. He has been involved with some of the most high profile and controversial cases ever seen in the UK. He has also contributed articles to a number of publications and...

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Mike Walsh

Expert on future trends & emerging markets and CEO of Tomorrow, an innovation consultancy preparing businesses for the future

travels from USA

The keynote speaker Mike Walsh designs companies for the 21st century. With an engaging blend of case studies, global perspectives and cutting-edge research, Mike’s original insights help business leaders understand and unleash their future...

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Paul Tiffany

Ph.D, Senior Lecturer at the Haas School of Business, Writer, and respected organisational consultant

travels from USA

Keynote speaker Paul Tiffany is a Senior Lecturer at the Haas School of Business of the University of California, Berkeley. He teaches courses in competitive strategy, business and public policy, international management, and business and economic...

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Ken Dychtwald

Futurist, author, psychologist, entrepreneur and original thinker regarding the lifestyle, marketing & healthcare

travels from USA

Over the past 35+ years, our keynote speaker Ken Dychtwald has emerged as North America´s foremost visionary and original thinker regarding the lifestyle, marketing, healthcare and workforce implications of the age wave. He has dedicated his life...

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Jonathan MacDonald

Author, transformation strategist and change expert working to create effective results and renew for organizations

travels from UK

Jonathan MacDonald is a sought-after keynote speaker, entrepreneur and author on change. He occupies himself with expanding people’s thinking around the potential of technology, the shaping of society and the realities of business, all of which...

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Ian Pearson

Leading futurist, author and entrepreneur speaking about the future of different aspects of the our lives

travels from UK

The keynote speaker Ian Pearson is a leading futurist. He delivers captivating and provocative talks all over Europe about the future of many aspects of our daily lives - from work to leisure, fashion and climate...

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Frans Johansson

Entrepreneur, innovation expert, consultant, and author best-known for making the business case for diversity

travels from USA

Keynote speaker Frans Johansson demonstrates how the best ideas and innovation come from collaboration between people with diverse experiences, skills, expertise, perspectives, backgrounds and cultures. Simply stated, Johansson is known for making...

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Dr. Jehan Sadat

Former First lady of Egypt, author, educator, lecturer and activist for women, children, and worldwide peace

travels from USA

The keynote speaker Jehan Sadat is the former First lady of Egypt. She is a powerful woman with a timeless message. She focuses on women’s rights and particularly looks at the modern middle eastern women. She spreads a message of hope, love and...

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David Grier

Chef, dedicated athlete, adventurist and trustee and ambassador for the ‘Cipla Miles for Smiles Foundation’

travels from South Africa

Keynote speaker David Grier is a chef, dedicated athlete and adventurist. One of his most recent challenges was a multi-disciplined solo event from Africa to Madagascar. Here, the aim was to paddle the Mozambique Channel, run the length of the...

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Damian Barr

Columnist for The Times and successful journalist and author with a mission to find new cultural and social trends

travels from UK

Based on his tireless work as a columnist for the Times and his mission to find new cultural and social trends, keynote speaker Damian Barr has written numerous columns and developed concepts which help individuals better understand each other and...

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Amy Lynch

Generations researcher and motivator recognized as The founder of Generational Edge, and author of GEN IQ

travels from USA

Our keynote speaker Amy Lynch tailors her talks from experience. She has built businesses, grown them and sold them. Along the way, she managed - and was managed by - 4 different generations. She brings a hard-won insight along with been-there...

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Adrian Hayes

Polar explorer and adventurer, business coach, campaigner and author advising companies on leadership and performance

travels from UK, USA

Keynote speaker Adrian Hayes is a true adventurer with several World Records to prove it. He is also a former British Army Gurkha officer with a corporate background. Adrian combines practical experiences and factual knowledge to create...

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Culture and Society
  • Keynotes on society and culture often put some of the highly controversial and popular subjects up for debate. The issues are those that occupy large parts of society at a particular time.
  • On A-Speakers you can find some of the best speakers on culture and society. Their excellent inputs will make each keynote unique without any doubt! Culture and Society topics will definitely bring new perspectives to attendees and can be of interest for any type of event.

How are culture and society interlinked with one another?

 Individuals and groups of people define themselves through culture, using a set of shared societal values and their contribution to a given community. As a result, when discussion about culture, the keynote speakers will use references to an abundance of societal aspects such as language, customs, norms, values, organizations or institutions.  Our popular keynotes tackle issues concerning the social and cultural policy or history, and the connection between the present and the past. Clusters of cultural meanings will be addressed in association with specific societal activities. Some representative topics include family, education, health, work and health care.   Request Speaker Fees & Availability