keynote speaker


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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The two-day event revolved around a keynote speaker and engaging panels on Friday, and an awards ceremony and gala Saturday night. K. Araújo, The Root, "Miami’s 1st Afro-Latino Heritage Excellence Summit Weekend Embraced the Diaspora, Honored Univision’s Tony Dandrades," 19 Apr. 2018 Theo Riddick is this year's keynote speaker and the event takes place 10:30 a.m.-5 p.m. April 29. Susan Selasky, Detroit Free Press, "Cardiologist Joel Kahn's push for plant-based lifestyle is outlined in new book," 25 Feb. 2018 The two-day event will be hosted by Storm, with Serena and Cara serving as keynote speakers. Teen Vogue Staff, Teen Vogue, "How to Get Tickets for the Teen Vogue Summit Los Angeles 2018," 9 Nov. 2018 The event featured keynote speaker Gabrielle Finley-Hazle, CEO at Palm Beach County’s third-oldest hospital, St. Mary’s Medical Center and Palm Beach Children’s Hospital. Krislyn Placide,, "Luncheon for Healthy Mothers, Healthy Babies recognizes “moments”," 21 June 2018 In a year when Milwaukee hosts multiple conferences on civilian trauma, the keynote speaker at the latest forum on Wednesday wanted to drive home just how far the trauma epidemic reaches beyond the nation’s economically ravaged urban centers. John Schmid, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Trauma reaches beyond urban centers like Milwaukee, speaker says. Just look at border fiasco.," 20 June 2018 But Sullenberger, who will be the keynote speaker at the Engage Boston 2018 staffing industry conference on Thursday, no longer has his other most recognizable attribute: his mustache., "Mustache or not, retired pilot Sully has some lessons for Boston about people power," 11 June 2018 The keynote speaker at Clark Magnet High School’s graduation Wednesday evening did not sugarcoat the issues that might lie ahead for the new graduates. Anthony Clark Carpio,, "Clark Magnet celebrates its largest graduating class," 8 June 2018 Dixon will be the keynote speaker at the Spokane NAACP branch’s 99th Freedom Fund Banquet on Saturday. Shawn Vestal, The Seattle Times, "Co-founder of Seattle Black Panther chapter says change starts with voting," 19 Oct. 2018

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1896, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of keynote speaker

: a person who gives a keynote address

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grandiloquent, ostentatious, or bombastic

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