keynote speaker


: one who delivers a keynote address

Examples of keynote speaker in a Sentence

Senator Williams was the keynote speaker at the convention.
Recent Examples on the Web The result was more anemic than cohesive, however, in part because scheduled keynote speaker Robert F. Kennedy Jr. had pulled out following a February article from Mother Jones. Miles Klee, Rolling Stone, 12 Mar. 2024 This year, the Old Bags Luncheon celebrated their 25th anniversary Silver Jubilee on Wednesday with keynote speaker Martha Stewart, with the Fashion and Philanthropy Award going to Dee Ocleppo Hilfiger. Nadja Sayej, Forbes, 23 Feb. 2024 The four-day event, hosted at Callaway Gardens, had a packed agenda with time for networking, continuing education, breakout sessions, keynote speakers, and team building. Miami Herald, 5 Feb. 2024 Alpha Fraternity is back for its 38th annual event with keynote speaker Dr. Gerald Jones. Patrick Connolly, Orlando Sentinel, 9 Jan. 2024 One of those keynote speakers was Heather Marini, the quarterbacks coach for Brown University. Alex Zietlow, Charlotte Observer, 23 Feb. 2024 Hosted by Angie Martinez, the programming will include a series of inspiring and empowering panels, keynote speakers and workshops focusing on music, wellness, technology, beauty and financial literacy. Gail Mitchell, Billboard, 6 Mar. 2024 Breaking Bad star Bryan Cranston was one of the 2024 conference's keynote speakers. Bill Chappell, NPR, 4 Mar. 2024 But this year, racist conspiracy theorists didn’t meet any perceptible resistance at the conference where Donald Trump has been the keynote speaker since 2017. Ben Goggin, NBC News, 26 Feb. 2024

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Word History

First Known Use

1896, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of keynote speaker was in 1896

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“Keynote speaker.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 23 Apr. 2024.

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