State of the Speaker Industry for Association Meetings

State of the Speaker Industry for Association Meetings

Read about the latest trends in hiring speakers, and take a look at our list of today's 40 hottest speakers on the association meetings circuit.

Business leaders—and the association meeting planners who are planning their annual conferences—are facing confusing and confounding times. In the quest to find answers, associations are focusing on content over celebrity when it comes to booking keynote speakers.

Over the past year or so, Bernie Swain, chairman of the Washington Speakers Bureau has noted a shift toward speakers in three broad areas: world affairs, current events, and business. About 85 percent of hi

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