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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Prosecutor Doug Evans — who has tried all six of the cases, and who once delivered the keynote address at a meeting of white supremacist segregationists — sought the death penalty in all but one of the retrials. Aja Romano, Vox, "Curtis Flowers was tried 6 times for the same crime. Now the Supreme Court will hear his case.," 6 Nov. 2018 Among those giving keynote addresses during Indie Music Week are Facebook head of music business development and partnerships Tamara Hrivnak and 300 Entertainment CEO Kevin Liles. Steve Knopper, Billboard, "The 2018 A2IM Libera Awards Will Be a Declaration of Independents," 18 June 2018 The event, sponsored by HIMSS, continues today from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. William H. Morris, senior medical director at the Cleveland Clinic Innovations, will give the keynote address today. Julie Washington,, "Dev4Health conference examines how data sharing improves health care for patients, doctors (photos)," 1 May 2018 One of the biggest developer events of the year is Google I/O. The 2018 edition of Google's conference kicks off Tuesday, May 8 with a live keynote address. Michael Calore, WIRED, "Watch the Google I/O 2018 Keynote Live," 8 May 2018 Oprah Winfrey will deliver a keynote address about Mandela’s life and legacy, while stars like Naomi Campbell and Tyler Perry will serve as hosts. Nolan Feeney, Billboard, "Tiwa Savage on Global Citizen Festival, Activism and Using Music for Social Change: 'It's My Core'," 9 July 2018 The dustup started when Intel, the world’s leading chipmaker, gave a keynote address at the Computex trade show in Taiwan Tuesday, just a few hours before AMD took the stage. Aaron Pressman, Fortune, "How Intel May Have Mislead Video Gamers With a New Chip Demonstration," 8 June 2018 During the event’s keynote address, Craig Federighi, an Apple senior vice president, unveiled a new feature that will let Apple users more easily control what sort of information is shared with Facebook and other social media companies. Nicholas Confessore, New York Times, "Facebook Back on the Defensive, Now Over Data Deals With Device Makers," 4 June 2018 The school’s Career Jam in April featured visits from 50 artists and executives, plus a keynote address by Pharrell Williams. Thom Duffy, Billboard, "Bonnaroo U? Billboard's 2018 Top Music Business Schools," 29 June 2018

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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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