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Leading Speaker Bureaus

IPA Recognizes 195 leading speaker bureaus -- see the list below.

Speakers:  IPA can include your one sheet in the Speaker Newsletter that is mailed to the bureaus quarterly.

Leading Speaker Bureaus are shown at the top, with live links to their websites.

Du Plain Int'l Speakers Bureau, Falls Church,VA
Las Vegas Conventinon Speakers Bureau, Las Vegas, NV

Full list of recognized list organzied by Zip Code

Du Plain Int'l Speakers Bureau, Falls Church, Va
Mastermedia Speakers Bureau, Easthampton, Ma
Talkers Magazine, Longmeadow, Ma
Cassidy & Fishman, Marlborough, Ma
Leading Thoughts, Llc, Dover, Ma
Jodi F Solomon Speakers Bureau, Boston, Ma
Lordly & Dame Inc., Boston, Ma
Aei Speakers Bureau, Boston, Ma
Monitor Talent, Cambridge, Ma
Color Code International, Newton, Ma
American Program Bureau, Newton, Ma
Collaborative Speakers, Newton, Ma
Global Access Now, Nottingham, Nh
Soldier Creek Associates, Rockport, Me
Goodman Speakers Bureau Inc, Windsor, Ct
Wolfman Productions, Southbury, Ct
Creative Well Inc, Montclair, Nj
A Vision In Motion, Rutherford, Nj
Eagles Talent Connection, Inc., South Orange, Nj
Podium Speakers, Summit, Nj
Brightsight Group, Princeton, Nj
Leigh Bureau, Somerville, Nj
Brueau, City, St
Capital City Speakers Bureau, New York, Ny
Soapbox Inc, New York, Ny
Concept Speakers, New York, Ny
Img Speakers, New York, Ny
Lavin Agency, New York, Ny
Macmillan Speakers, New York, Ny
Authors Unlimited, Inc., New York, Ny
Gotham Artists, Llc, New York, Ny
Greater Talent Network Inc, New York, Ny
Harry Walker Agency, Inc., New York, Ny
Royce Carlton Inc, New York, Ny
Icm Artists Ltd, New York, Ny
Random House Speakers Bureau, New York, Ny
Celebrity Direct Inc, New York, Ny
Harpercollins Speakers Bureau, New York, Ny
Speakon, New York, Ny
American Talent Group, New York, Ny
Promenade Speakers Bureau, Llc, Brooklyn, Ny
Corporate Comedy Connection, Roslyn, Ny
Blue Flower Arts, Millbrook, Ny
Humor Project, Inc., Saratoga Springs, Ny
Powerhouse Speakers' Bureau, New Hartford, Ny
21st Century Speakers, Inc., Gouldsboro, Pa
Lluminari Inc, Wilmington, De
Capital Speakers Bureau, Washington, Dc
Innovation Network, Washington, Dc
Kelling Mgmt Group Speakers Bureau, Washington, Dc
Aces International, Washington, Dc
Jordan D Lewis, Washington, Dc
Nsa Dc, Washington, Dc
National Geographic Speakers Bureau, Washington, Dc
Imc Usa, Washington, Dc
Sequoia Seminars, Washington, Dc
Richard Jackson Seminars, Middleburg, Va
Voices Of Diversity, Bowie, Md
Tri Seminars, Germantown, Md
Hbs & Assoc Llc, Columbia, Md
Five Star Convention Dcrtng, Hampstead, Md
Interspeak Inc, Annapolis, Md
Space Agency, Annapolis, Md
All-star Agency, Fairfax, Va
Powell Production Bureau, Fairfax, Va
Corporate Comedy Resource Ince, Mclean, Va
Common Ground, Mc Lean, Va
Cornerstone Speakers, Llc, Mclean, Va
Octagon Football, Mclean, Va
Powell Kohne Associates, Llc, Springfield, Va
Washington Speakers Bureau, Alexandria, Va
Worldwide Speakers Group, Alexandria, Va
Wow ! Solutions Inc, Alexandria, Va
Cre8iv Management, Llc, Alexandria, Va
Arnett & Associates-premier Speaker, Richmond, Va
Living History Assoc, Richmond, Va
Speakers Plus, Chesapeake, Va
Jerry Teplitz Enterprises Inc, Virginia Beach, Va
Wisse, Hollmann & Co., Raleigh, Nc
Plan 365, Raleigh, Nc
Pinnacle Speakers Bureau, Raleigh, Nc
Speakers Network Worldwide, Charlotte, Nc
Total Access Speakers Bureau, Asheville, Nc
Garrett Reed & Associates, North Charleston, Sc
Speakers International, Myrtle Beach, Sc
Wow! Solutions, Inc., Cummings, Ga
Corporate Talent Discoveries, Atlanta, Ga
American Speakers Bureau, Orlando, Fl
Spectacular Speakers, Inc., Yero Beach, Fl
Access To Experts Inc, Miami Beach, Fl
Greater Talent Network, Aventura, Fl
Global Connections Speakers Bureau, Fort Lauderdal, Fl
Florida Speakers Bureau, Inc., Lutz, Fl
Dick Hall Productions Inc, Bradenton, Fl
Commanding View, Safety Harbor, Fl
Incredible Speakers Bureau, Kissimme, Fl
National Organization Of Profession, Winter Garden, Fl
Issues Lecture Agency, Nashville, Tn
Speaking Matters, Russellville, Tn
Executive Speaker's Bureau, Germantown, Tn
Program Resources, Prospect, Ky
Mckinney Speakers, Louisville, Ky
Program Resources, Louisville, Ky
Mclindon Bureau, Louisville, Ky
Intermediaries Speakers Bureau, Dublin, Oh
Professional Speakers Bureau, Worthington, Oh
Speakers Unlimited, Columbus, Oh
Spotlight Speakers & Entrtn, Carmel, In
Nextlevel Productions & Talent, Livonia, Mi
Yes! Network Bureau, Waterford, Mi
Business Speakers Bureau, Kentwood, Mi
Midwest Speakers Bureau, Des Moines, Ia
Class Act Performing Artists, Lake Geneva, Wi
Speakers & Events-r-us, Williams Bay, Wi
Martin Bastian Productions, Minneapolis, Mn
Creative Speakers Worldwide, Minneapolis, Md
Preferred Speakers, Edina, Mn
Peak Performers Network, Minneapolis, Mn
National Speakers Bureau, Libertyville, Il
Tco Speakers Mgmt, St Charles, Il
Speaker Resource Ctr Inc, Chicago, Il
Nili London Int'l. Bureau, Niles, Il
Capitol City Speakers Bureau, Springfield, Il
Talentplus Inc., St Louis, Mo
Capital Speakers Inc, St Louis, Mo
Bureau Of Lectures, Lawrence, Ks
Jack Canfield's Souper Speakers, Overland Park, Ks
Five Star Speakers & Trainers, Overland Park, Ks
Insidesspeakers, New Orleans, La
Gary Good Entertainment, Oklahoma City, Ok
Persimmon Group, Tulsa, Ok
Crown Speakers, Tulsa, Ok
Garrett Speakers International Inc., Irving, Tx
Odenwald Connection, Inc., Plano, Tx
International Speakers Bureau, Dallas, Tx
See Agency, Dallas, Tx
Diversity Speakers, Inc, Dallas, Tx
Ppi Marketing, Addison, Tx
Gail Davis & Assoc Inc, Colleyville, Tx
Seminars Unlimited, Keene, Tx
Esparza Speakers, Fort Worth, Tx
American Speakers Assn-bureau, Houston, Tx
Motivational And Inspirational, Conroe, Tx
Blue Feather Management, Round Rock, Tx
Taylor Made Events & Speakers, Littleton, Co
Brooks International Speakers, Denver, Co
Zenger | Folkman, Orem, Ut
High 5 Speakers Bureau, Hyrum, Ut
Financial Forum, Logan, Ut
Vitalsmarts, Provo, Ut
Equanimity, Inc., Phoenix, Az
Cba Speakers Group, Gilbert, Az
Phoenix Speakers Bureau, Scottsdale, Az
Redpropeller, Llc, Scottsdale, Az
National Speakers Association, Tempe, Az
Influence At Work, Tempe, Az
Speaker Bureau Association, Tempe, Az
Gold Stars Speakers Bureau, Tucson, Az
High Quality Speakers Bureau, Los Angeles, Ca
Cal Entertainment, Los Angeles, Ca
Creative Artist Agency, Los Angeles, Ca
Nationwide Speakers Bureau,inc, Los Angeles, Ca
Allen Agency, Malibu, Ca
Convention Connection, Malibu, Ca
Jma Speakers & Entertainment, Santa Monica, Ca
World Class Speakers & Entertainers, Agoura Hils, Ca
Patterson & Associates, Chatsworth, Ca
Rigsbee Enterprises, Inc., Thousand Oaks, Ca
Dynamic Speakers Inc, Oak Park, Ca
Wbusiness Speaker Bureau, El Monte, Ca
Walters International Speakers, Glendora, Ca
Speakersoffice, Inc., Carlsbad, Ca
Blanchard Speakers Bureau, Escondido, Ca
Jan Jones Worldwide Speakers Bureau, Solana Beach, Ca
Lectureagent.com, Solana Beach, Ca
Speak, Inc., San Diego, Ca
Speakers Platform, Palm Springs, Ca
Key Speakers Bureau, Corona Del Mar, Ca
Toastmasters International, Rancho Sta Marg, Ca
Thats Entertainment International, Anaheim, Ca
Damon Brooks Associates, Oxnard, Ca
Big Speak Speakers Bureau, Santa Barbara, Ca
Keynote Resource Speakers Bureau, Santa Barbara, Ca
Santa Barbara Speakers Bureau, Santa Barbara, Ca
Orange County Speakers Bureau, Palmdale, Ca
Keynote Speakers, Belmont, Ca
Primetime Speakers Bureau, San Francisco, Ca
Speak Out Speakers & Artists, Oakland, Ca
Steven Barclay Agency, Petaluma, Ca
Bravo Speakers Bureau, Sonoma, Ca
Mastery Speakers Bureau, Fair Oaks, Ca
W. Colston Leigh Inc, Clackamas, Or
Lyceum Agency, Portland, Or
No More Boring Meetings, Seattle, Wa
Seattle Bookings, Seattle, Wa


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The IPA Silver Bowl Awards

For 100 years, the IPA Silver Bowl Awards have recognized
a rich, diverse galaxy of political leaders, authors, performers, scientists,
journalists, musicians, business leaders and philosophers,
who have made a significant contribution to the intellectual life of America.

Living IPA's Silver Bowl winners have hot links to speaker bureaus where they can be engaged.

Some of the recipients, both living and departed, of the prestigious Silver Bowl include Lowell Thomas,John F. Kennedy, Bob Hope, Henry Kissinger, Victor Borge, Jack Anderson, Glenn T. Seaborg, Winston Churchill, William F. Buckley, John Wayne, Pearl Bailey, Elizabeth Taylor, Tom Brokaw, Edwin Newman, Sen. Robert C. Byrd, David Brinkley, Malcolm S. Forbes, Art Linkletter, Erma Bombeck, Barbara Walters, Art Buchwald, Danny Kaye, Ann Landers, Admiral Hyman Rickover, Ralph Nader, Ted Turner, George Gallup, Jr., Justice Arthur Goldberg, Lyndon B. Johnson, Robert Dole -- Keppler Speakers, John Denver, Dick Cavett, Douglas Fairbanks, Jr., William Safire, Harry Reasoner, Justin Dart, Carl Sagan, Drew Pearson, Seymour Hersh, Chief Justice Earl Warren, Isaac Asimov, Richard M. Nixon, Claude Pepper, Mario Cuomo, Larry King, Howard Jarvis, Leon Jaworski, Jean Michael Cousteau -- Keppler Speakers Exclusive, Minnie Pearl, Jose Greco, Rod McKuen, Dr. C. Everett Koop, Jean Shepherd, F. Lee Bailey, Harry Blackstone, Jr., Hal Bruno, Lawrence Spivak, Wolf Blitzer, George Plimpton, William Proxmire, Alexander Haig, William E. Simon, J. Peter Grace, Tom Bradley, William H. Webster, James Schlesinger, Warren B. Rudman, Edwin Meese, William French Smith, Penn and Teller, Hal Holbrook, Stephen J. Gould, J.W. Marriott and Pat Boone.

History

The International Platform Association was founded in 1831 by American diplomat Daniel Webster (1782-1852) and educator Josiah Holbrook. (1788-1854). Holbrook was the principal founder of the Lyceum movement in 19th Century America. The original name was the American Lyceum Association. The Lyceum movement was a venue for lectures, debates, and musical, religious, entertainment, and educational presentations for adults. After the Civil War, many lyceums which had been devoted to science and manufacturing advances also opened their doors to vaudeville entertainers. In some ways, the Lyceums of the 19th Century were like C-SPAN today.  In 1918, the name changed again to International Lyceum and Chatuaqua Association (ILCA); the word “Chatauqua” was dropped in 1932. The last name change in 1947 was to International Platform Association, which has remained the name to this day.

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