Keynote Presentations & Motivational Speaking

Tony has been referred to by many as a highly motivational and inspirational speaker who effectively engages diverse audiences with a unique lecture/conversation style. Please see the resources section for links to some of Tony’s keynotes, including the Asia Society video, which has been viewed on YouTube more than 1/2 million times. Listed below are some of the topics Tony speaks on, as well as a list of recent presentations and media appearances. For fees and availability, please email tony at:

Selected Recent Presentations

  • “Creating Innovators” and “The 7 Survival Skills for Work, Learning, and Citizenship in the 21st Century,” Based on his most recent books, Tony has presented keynotes on these two topics at numerous business and education conferences throughout the world over the past few years, including leadership conferences sponsored by PricewaterhouseCoopers, The Inter-American Development Bank, Grantmakers for Education, National School Boards Association, Franklin & Marshall College Trustee Retreat, International Finance Corporation, Wesfarmers 500 senior executives, WISE Education Summit, and the Zurich Insurance Group Advisory Board
  • “‘Reinventing’ America’s Schools,” Microsoft Corporation Guest Speaker Series
  • “Starting Points for Reinvention,” Keynote, U.S. Department of Education Conference on Reinventing High Schools
  • “Educators Are From Mars; Business Leaders Live on Venus: How Are We Going To Get Down To Earth Together?,” Keynote, Illinois State School/Business Partnership Conference
  • “Charter Schools: Policy Implications for Educational Reform,” Education Week Press Briefing
  • “New Strategies for Public Engagement,” A series of seminars and planning sessions for the New England Superintendents’ Leadership Council at Brown University

Media Appearances

  • PBS NewsHour
  • NBC “Today” Show
  • National Public Radio, “Talk of the Nation” and “All Things Considered”
  • numerous local television and radio programs around the country