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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On Tuesday, Zinke gave the keynote address at the Louisiana Oil and Gas Association’s fall meeting in Lafayette, Louisiana. Umair Irfan, Vox, "Ryan Zinke to the oil and gas industry: “Our government should work for you”," 21 Sep. 2018 Samsung’s developer conference is due to start at 1PM ET / 10AM PT on November 7th, with Samsung CEO DJ Koh hosting the keynote address. Jon Porter, The Verge, "Samsung to show foldable phone design and interface tomorrow, says report," 6 Nov. 2018 Princeton’s Alan Krueger, who served as a top economist to President Barack Obama and has published leading research on labor economics, delivers the lunchtime keynote address. Nick Timiraos, WSJ, "Central Bankers’ Jackson Hole Gathering: a Cheat Sheet," 23 Aug. 2018 Winfrey will deliver a keynote address remembering the anti-apartheid revolutionary and philanthropist who would have turned 100 this year. Sara M Moniuszko, USA TODAY, "Beyoncé, Jay-Z and Oprah will headline star-studded Global Citizen Festival in South Africa," 9 July 2018 Modi will give a keynote address on Friday at the Shangri-La Dialogue, an annual security conference. Fox News, "India's Modi calls for rules-based order amid sea disputes," 1 June 2018 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

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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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