Academic & Author Speakers

Academics generally work within a university, combining research, teaching, publishing journals and administrative duties. Academics are the life-blood of a university, without whom the institution would not exist. They dedicate their lives to study and become experts in their chosen field. Their work in research provides enormous benefits to society and drives continual advancements.

All the major breakthroughs in technology, medicine and science that we hear about are a result of the work conducted by academics in collaboration with industry and government.

There is nobody better qualified to speak on a particular subject than an academic and that’s what makes them a great speaker choice for event planners. Book one of our academic speakers to your next event and let your audience benefit from learning the latest discoveries and advances being made today.

Kip Thorne

Theoretical physicist and Nobel Prize Winner in Physics.

Jared Diamond

Geographer, historian, anthropologist and author, Pulitzer Prize Winner.

Barry Barish

American experimental physicist.
2017 Nobel Prize Winner in Physics.

Venkatraman Ramakrishnan

British-American structural biologist.
2009 Nobel Prize Winner in Chemistry and current...

Yuval Noah Harari

Famous historian, philosopher and the bestselling author of Sapiens: A...

Anil Seth

Professor of Cognitive and Computational Neuroscience, Co-Director, Sackler Centre for...

Kevin Kelly

Sales Motivational Speaker & Best Selling Author

Subir Chowdhury

Renowned Thought-Leader on Quality and Management,
Best Selling Business Author

Pieter Abbeel

Professor in Artificial Intelligence, Robotics at UC Berkeley & Director...

Khoo Swee Chiow

Adventurer, Inspirational Speaker, Author & Photographer

Marco Gercke

Cybercrime Expert Professor, Entrepreneur, Scientist & Advisor

Robert Martichenko

Founder and CEO of LeanCor Supply Chain Group & Chairman...

Pandit Dasa

Mindful Leadership and Wellbeing Expert, on a mission to bring...

Martin Hellman

Turing Award Winner, Public-key Cryptography Pioneer,
Stanford University Electrical Engineering Professor...

Thom Brooks

Immigration Expert and Brexit Commentator

Ioannis Ioannou

Associate Professor of Strategy and Entrepreneurship at the London Business...

Steve Mann

"The Father of Wearable Computing", scientist, designer, inventor and artist...

Bill Fischer

Professor of Innovation Management at IMD, Columnist at Forbes and...

Shiraz Maher

Member of the War Studies Departments and Senior Research Fellow...

Bruce Hoffman

Director, Center for Security Studies and Director, Security Studies Program...

Charles Marcus

Motivational speaker & Best selling- author

Peter Hines

Lean Guru, Researcher, Author & Founder and Chairman of sapartners...

Shereen H. Eltobgy

Global Speaker, Coach & Consultant on happiness, mindful awarness &...

Peter Neumann

Founder and Director of International Centre for the Study of...

Richard D’Aveni

Bakala Professor of Strategy
Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth...

Simon Anholt

Independent consultant, author and advisor
Creator of the Good Country...

Christopher Gardner

Inspiration for the Movie The Pursuit of Happyness, Author, Entrepreneur...

Roy Sheppard

Specialist conference moderator, an experienced speaker and the author of...


Robert Joss

Philip H. Knight Professor and Dean, Emeritus at Stanford Graduate...

Robert Kaplan

The author of 15 books on foreign affairs and travel...

Richard H.K. Vietor

Paul Whiton Cherington Professor of Business Administration at the Harvard...

Jack Canfield

Originator of the Chicken Soup for the Soul® series and...

David Bach

“9 Time New York Times Bestselling Author”, Financial Expert, Keynote...

Robert Lacey

British historian, Biographer, Bestselling author

Martin Feldstein

George F. Baker Professor of Economics at Harvard University,
President Emeritus...

Nigel Nicholson

Professor of Organisational Behaviour at London Business School

Jean-François Manzoni

Shell Chaired Professor of Human Resources and Organisational Development and...

Ricky Burdett

Professor of Urban Studies at the London School of Economics...

Antonio Vives

Internationally Renowned Speaker, Columnist and Author on Corporate Social Responsibility,...

Richard Baraniuk

Professor at Rice University, Founder and Leader of the Open...

Mark DeVolder

“The Change Specialist”, Authority on Change Management and Employee Engagement

Patch Adams

Founder and Director of the Gesundheit Institute

Chester Elton

Best Selling Business Author, Co-Creator of The Carrot Principle

Andres Oppenheimer

The Miami Herald Columnist, Pulitzer Prize Co-winner

Carole Spiers

World Leading Authority on Executive Stress
Motivational Speaker, BBC Broadcaster...

Luis Maria Huete

Professor of Production, Technology and Operations Management

Manuel Castells

Professor of Sociology and Professor of City and Regional Planning...

Michael Bergdahl

Professional International Speaker, Author & Wal-Mart Competition Authority

Jeffrey Pfeffer

Stanford Professor on Organizational Behavior

Yasheng Huang

Associate Professor of International Management MIT Sloan School of Management...

Michael Tushman

Professor of Business Administration at the Harvard Business School ...

David Ulrich

Professor at the Ross School of Business, University of Michigan

Amin Rajan

Author & Speaker on Government Matters

Barry Nalebuff

Milton Steinbach Professor at the Yale School

Edvinsson Leif

Former Corporate Director of Intellectual Capital of Skandia

Andre Laurent

Emeritus Professor of Organizational Behavior at INSEAD

John Kotter

Leadership Guru, Professor at Harvard Business School

George Kohlrieser

Professor of Organizational Behavior at IMD

Angell Ian

Professor of Information Systems at London Business School

Michio Kaku

Professor of Theoretical Physics at the City University of New...

Lynda Gratton

Professor of Organisational Behaviour at London Business School