keynote address


Definition of keynote address

: an address designed to present the issues of primary interest to an assembly (such as a political convention) and often to arouse unity and enthusiasm

called also keynote speech

Examples of keynote address in a Sentence

Many of the convention guests left after the keynote address.

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Colgate alumnus Antonio Delgado, U.S. Representative for the 19th Congressional District of New York, delivered the keynote address. Maria Shine Stewart,, "Awards galore adorn this week’s column: Sun Messages," 22 June 2019 Moreover, registrants who attend tonight’s Foo Fighters/Weezer concert, for which a separate wristband is issued, can also go to Thursday’s Cisco Live keynote address at the San Diego Convention Center. San Diego Union-Tribune, "How much would you pay to see Foo Fighters and Weezer at Petco Park tonight?," 12 June 2019 The keynote address is expected to focus on updates to Apple’s iOS, Mac, Watch, and TV operating systems, and potentially offer a look at a new desktop computer, the Mac Pro. Mike Murphy, Quartz, "How to watch Apple’s WWDC 2019 keynote," 3 June 2019 Kumar said, part of a demonstration during chief executive Satya Nadella’s keynote address that opened Build. Mark Hachman, PCWorld, "Here's how Microsoft Collections, Edge's new research tool, will work," 7 May 2019 Ahead of his keynote address, King sat down for a chat about equity in education with IndyStar. Arika Herron, Indianapolis Star, "Former U.S. Secretary of Education John King on what Indianapolis gets right about education," 4 June 2019 But for the first time in a long time, Apple produced a keynote address that lived up to the massive pre-event hype. Don Reisinger, Fortune, "WWDC 2019 Was the Most Important Apple Developer Event in Recent Memory," 4 June 2019 Steve Jobs during his keynote address of Apple’s Worldwide Developers Conference in 2007. WSJ, "‘The Mobile Industry’s Never Seen Anything Like This’: An Interview With Steve Jobs at the App Store’s Launch," 25 July 2018 The 2019 summit, which is taking place this week, will have appearances and panels with notables such as Priyanka Chopra Jonas, Stacey Abrams, Anna Wintour, and Brie Larson, with Oprah Winfrey delivering the keynote address. Amanda Mitchell, Marie Claire, "Tina Brown on 10 Years of Women in the World," 11 Apr. 2019

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1863, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of keynote address

: the main speech given at a gathering (such as a political convention)

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