keynote speaker

noun

Definition of keynote speaker 

: one who delivers a keynote address

Examples of keynote speaker in a Sentence

Senator Williams was the keynote speaker at the convention.

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California State Games When: Thursday thru Sunday What: 24 sports contested at venues throughout the county Opening ceremony: Friday, 6:30 p.m., SDCCU Stadium (keynote speaker: Landon Donovan) Phone: (619) 223-2033 Thien is a freelance writer. Glae Thien, sandiegouniontribune.com, "San Diego's Cal State Games turning 30," 12 July 2018 According to CB Hackworth, communications director for the Andrew Young Foundation, Young was the keynote speaker for Fisk University’s baccalaureate service on Sunday. Ernie Suggs, ajc, "Andy Young hospitalized after falling ill in Nashville," 9 May 2018 There will be a discussion of the social and economic benefits of immigration, featuring keynote speakers, including US Representative Katherine Clark. Margeaux Sippell, BostonGlobe.com, "Business agenda," 9 May 2018 Last year, the keynote speaker, former appeals court judge Richard Posner, declared that antitrust law was dead. David Dayen, The New Republic, "Google Has a Facebook Problem," 24 Apr. 2018 Meanwhile, Dominican University’s keynote speakers/honorary degree recipients are spouses: actor John Lithgow and economic historian Mary Yeager. Leah Garchik, San Francisco Chronicle, "At SFMOMA, the self is reflected in the collector’s impulse," 26 Mar. 2018 At a reception for SkillsUSA participants, the keynote speaker was a disabled veteran. Popular Mechanics, "A Disabled Veteran Inspired Me To Invent the Forklift Anyone Can Drive," 29 Oct. 2018 The event has gotten bigger every year with keynote speakers from the technology industry coming to speak and inspire the students. Arlinda Smith Broady, ajc, "Gwinnett mom’s programming venture gives kids a code for fun," 3 June 2018 The festival has also added virtual reality executive Nonny de la Pena to its list of keynote speakers. Natalie Jarvey, The Hollywood Reporter, "SXSW: Arnold Schwarzenegger, Bernie Sanders, Kenya Barris Join Speaker Lineup," 21 Feb. 2018

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keynote speaker

noun

English Language Learners Definition of keynote speaker

: a person who gives a keynote address

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