Top Phoenix, Arizona Keynote Speakers

“Inspiring, entertaining, and motivating. Alison Burns and James Taylor (AKA The Ethical Futurists) are two of the most sought-after Phoenix, Arizona keynote speakers. Highly recommended.”

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Top Phoenix, Arizona
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 Phoenix, Arizona, 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 PHOENIX, ARIZONA 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 PHOENIX, ARIZONA 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 PHOENIX, ARIZONA 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.”
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Phoenix, Arizona has many excellent conference centers and facilities, including:


General Information about Phoenix for Meeting Planners and Event Professionals

With over 1.6 million inhabitants, Phoenix is the capital and most populated city of Arizona and the fifth most populated one in the whole country. It was founded in 1867 as an agricultural community and is currently an important centre for real estate, finances, insurance, manufacturing, trade and healthcare. Phoenix is home to four Fortune 500 corporations – Avnet, Freeport-McMoRan, Pet Smart and Republic Services – and to the headquarters of other major companies such as the Apollo Group, U-HAUL International, Best Western and Honeywell’s Aerospace Division. Phoenix is also an important touristic centre, attracting annually over 16 million visitors. Some of the most famous landmarks in and around the city include the Phoenix Zoo, the Phoenix Botanical Gardens, the South Mountain Park, the Agua Fria National Monument, Montezuma’s Castle and Well, and the Lost Dutchman State Park. Phoenix is also renowned for its cultural scene, represented by a large number of performing arts venues, such as the Phoenix Symphony Hall, the Orpheum Theatre and the Herberger Theater Centre, as well as by dozens of excellent museums including the Phoenix Art Museum, the Arizona Capitol Museum, the Heard Museum, the Pueblo Grande Museum and Cultural Park and the Arizona Science Centre. 

The City as a Conference Destination

Phoenix, Arizona is an important center for a large number of international conferences and conventions, including: the IT Summit, a major event focused on recent trends in information technology; the Phoenix Tech Summit, another important technology convention; the AFCI (Association for Creative Industries) Conference and Trade Show, an event aiming to stimulate the sales growth of the hobby and craft industries; the Arizona Marketing Summit and Digital Summit Phoenix, an important venue for experts in (digital) marketing; the Healthcare Design Expo & Conference, a large healthcare event, bringing together over 3,200 industry professionals; and the Back End of Innovation, a conference focused on corporate innovation.

Phoenix Food Options for Conference Delegates

While you are attending a business conference in Phoenix, Arizona, a few local restaurants to experience include: Hillstone (+1 602-957-9700), an upscale American restaurant specializing in burgers and steaks; Kai (+1 602-225-0100), a luxurious restaurant serving variations on Native American dishes; Michelina’s Italian Restaurant (+1 602-996-8977), an excellent locale offering a large variety of Southern Italian dishes; GreekTown Restaurant (+1 602-674-8881), one of the best Greek restaurants in the city; Sizzle Korean BBQ (+1 480-265-9406), an amazing Korean restaurant specializing in beef and pork grilled dishes; and the Wild Thaiger (+1 602-241-8995), where you can sample traditional Thai cuisine.