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Inspire: Leading Authorities' Day of Ideas


Leading Authorities, Inc. hosted a day-long event featuring some of the hottest speakers on the circuit. Inspire: Leading Authorities' Day of Ideas event was designed to give meeting professionals and other key event stakeholders a unique opportunity to preview great speakers on a wide array of topics all in one place, all in one exciting day.

Inspiration For The Day

It's show time! Bright and early our producers began setting up for the exciting day ahead. With a keen eye for detail, our producers conducted soundchecks with our speakers before attendees arrived to ensure all presentations were working, microphones functioning and stage lights bright.

Inspiration From Chaos

Our fearless intern, Amber, lead the charge on the sidelines of Inspire ushering speakers and presenters on and off stage to keep the day running smoothly. She did an amazing job and jumped in when necessary throughout the day. Way to go, Amber!

Inspiration From Preparation

Senior Vice President, Helena Lehman, commanded the audience as she introduced AI and robotics guru, Neil Jacobstein, to the stage. An introduction from an LAI employee along with short intro videos accompanied each speaker's presentation and kept our team committed to providing the best experience for the attendees.

Inspiration From Attendees

The LAI Live team worked along side our talented colleagues from the LAI speakers bureau division as well as the LAI Video division of our company to produce and host such a large speaker showcase event for our clients for the first time ever. The Inspire event was a huge success showcasing the full capabilities of what Leading Authorities Speakers Bureau, LAI Live, and LAI Video do for our current and future clients. The look on the attendees faces' says it all!

Inspiration From Speakers

With big names like Jon Steinberg, the former COO of Buzzfeed and current CEO of Cheddar, as well as future trends expert Neil Jacobstein, former Flywheel Sports CEO Sarah Robb O’Hagan, three-time TED speaker and record-breaking polar explorer Ben Saunders, the first female Thunderbird pilot Nicole Malachowski, and former Army Ranger and Shark Tank veteran Matthew Griffin, Inspire was a huge success!

Check out the Leading Authorities Speakers Bureau blog for more great event recap content from Inspire.

You can also listen to the Speaking Of podcast episodes that the Leading Authorities speakers bureau team recorded with each of the incredible keynote speakers featured at the Inspire event. We highly encourage you to subscribe to the Speaking Of podcast to hear from more of the top keynote speakers on the circuit today covering a variety of hot topics and trends across all industries.

And, don't forget to check out the LAI Video portfolio page for more information (and video content) about how we leveraged video to take the Inspire event to the next level.

Managed and Designed By

Helena Lehman is responsible for building the company’s business in content marketing strategy among its clientele.

Kate Burns is the chief operating officer at Leading Authorities. With a 10+ year background with LAI, Kate is involved across the company in executing our plans for growth, helping build a company that creates value and opportunity for all of us in the years ahead.

With more than 15 years experience as an event producer, Shannon has produced everything from multi-million dollar, nationally-televised events to a nationwide…

Elizabeth has over 10 years of experience working with LAI customers in all aspects of our business. She maintains production schedules, manages workflow and tracks…

Maddie Abram is the Director of Marketing Events at Leading Authorities. She spends her days supporting the marketing team by managing events and on-site logistics…

Katie Nesbit-Blackburn joined LAI Live with over a decade of experience in all facets of event production.