Top New York Keynote Speakers

“Inspiring, entertaining, and motivating. Alison Burns and James Taylor (AKA The Ethical Futurists) are two of the most sought-after Top New York Keynote Speakers – The Ethical Futurists keynote speakers. Highly recommended.”

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Top New York Keynote Speakers
Alison Burns & James Taylor
(AKA The Ethical Futurists)

The Ethical Futurists is a unique pairing of two of today’s leading keynote speakers; Alison Burns and James Taylor. Together they have spoken on thousands of stages from London to New York – The Ethical Futurists, delivering tailored, insightful, entertaining and highly visual keynote presentations to clients including IBM, Cisco, GSK, Visa, EY, Apple, Intuit as well as various Governments. In their inspiring, entertaining and highly visual co-keynote they will take you on a journey to discover how the world’s most ethical and innovative companies are transforming their industries and achieving sustainable growth. Top New York Keynote Speakers

Alison Burns is an award-winning performer, keynote speaker and expert in business ethics, sustainability and ethical leadership. For over 30 years, she has been a trailblazer in the fields of engineering, entertainment, technology and the law. Today as an Ethical Futurist she helps organisations and individuals think and act more ethically through her entertaining and inspiring keynote speeches on sustainability, environment, future trends, diversity, inclusion and the ethical implications of technology. Full Alison Burns bio Top New York Keynote Speakers

James Taylor – who started his career managing high profile rock stars – is now an in-demand keynote speaker and internationally recognized leader in business creativity, innovation and artificial intelligence. For over 20 years, he has been advising CEO’s, entrepreneurs, educators, governments, leaders, writers and rockstars on how to build innovative organizations, unlock creative potential, and increase productivity. Full James Taylor bio Top New York Keynote Speakers





“Phenomenal and very engaging in the session…managed to captivate everyone’s attention and the feedback from the team has been super good”
  • – Senior Manager, Global Accounts
“Thank you for sharing valuable insights on key attributes/traits of a leader. The session was received extremely well and I am looking to another opportunity to invite you for your valuable interaction with our team.”
  • – Managing Director
“Your presentation was one of the most interesting topics at the conference. It was an honor for us to have you as one of our keynote speakers.”
  • – Chairman of the Board
“Thank you very much for your keynote at our event. It was indeed very well received and we had some fantastic feedback from the colleagues.”
  • – HR Director
“Thank you for bringing us a unique session on boosting our creativity in the age of artificial intelligence at our annual event. Your keynote was authentic, inspirational and entertaining, truly engaging the audience from the beginning. Participants and customers provided us with many delighted comments.”
  • – CEO
“Creative, thought provoking, inspirational and well-presented.”
  • Co-Chair
“One of the most insightful, impactful and powerful presentations that I have seen in years.”
  • – Partner
“Easy to work with, powerful content, dynamic and engaging. What more can you ask for in a speaker.”
  • – Group Event Director
“In my 20 years of planning conferences and working with keynoters to help them understand our unique audience, I’ve never seen a keynote speaker prepare at the level James did. All that preparation showed during the keynote; it was full of relevant and entertaining stories as well as highly visually engaging. Our members were blown away.”
  • – President (ABPM logo)

Top New York Keynote Speakers


New York has many excellent conference centers and facilities, including:

Jacob K. Javits Convention Center, on W 34th St.

AMA Conference Center New York City, on Broadway

Downtown Conference Center, on William St.

NYC Conference Center at Cornell ILR, on E 34th St.

Convene on Park Ave.

Magnuson Convention Center Hotel, on W 38th St.


General Information about New York for Meeting Planners and Event Professionals     

New York is one of the largest and most populated cities in the United States, having an area of 784 square kilometers and 8,622,698 inhabitants. It consists of five boroughs, Brooklyn, Queens, Manhattan, the Bronx and Staten Island, which were consolidated into a single city in 1898. Manhattan, a densely populated borough located at New York’s core and home to the famous Wall Street, is a major international financial, commercial and cultural centre. The city of New York is an important hub for business and commerce, world trade, banking, finances, transportation, retailing, tourism, new and traditional media, real estate, advertising, insurance, legal services, accountancy, theater, fashion and the arts. It contains a large number of skyscrapers, such as the famous Empire State Building, as well as other highly rated landmarks, including the breathtaking Times Square, the vast Central Park, or the four-centuries-old Wyckoff House in Brooklyn. Being the main gateway for legal immigration to the United States, New York is a multi-cultural city and the most linguistically diverse place in the world (with over 800 different languages spoken). It is also an important centre for higher education, hosting more than 120 colleges and universities, including Columbia University, New York University, and Rockefeller University, which are ranked among the top universities in the world.

The City as a Conference Destination

New York is one of the world’s most important venues for international conferences and conventions. Several very important technology conferences are taking place here, such as the New Work Summit, the O’Reilly Software Architecture Conference, the Creative Tech Week, the Artificial Intelligence Conference, and the Future of Fintech. Other major events include: the Annual Blockchain Conference, bringing together senior figures in technology, government, finance and venture capital; the AIA Conference on Architecture, a venue for some of the world’s most creative architects; the Future Festival New York, a two-day business conference; and the Smart Social NYC, one of the best conferences on new developments in social media.

New York Food Options for Conference Delegates

While you are attending a business conference in New York, a few local restaurants to experience include: the Gramercy Tavern (+1 212-477-0777), the Blue Hill (+1 212-539-1776), and the Modern (+1 212-333-1220), three top-class restaurants specializing in American cuisine; Le Bernardin (+1 212-554-1515), an elite French seafood restaurant; Daniel (+1 212-288-0033), another elegant French restaurant;

Marea (+1 212-582-5100) and Il Cantinori (+1 212-673-6044), two highly rated Italian restaurants; Sushi Nakazawa ( +1 212-924-2212), a Japanese restaurant famous for its delicious Sushi dishes; and the Thai Villa (+1 212-802-9999), a stylish restaurant serving traditional Thai dishes.