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 keynote speaker was professional soccer player Landon Donovan, who holds numerous individual records in Major League Soccer and for the United States national team. Pomerado News, "Chamber presents many awards during Celebration of Business," 2 July 2019 The keynote speaker was Marc Fein, program director of JSU and the Anne Samson Jerusalem Journey Ambassadors Poland. Sergio Carmona,, "West Palm Beach event educates people on Holocaust and anti-Semitism," 20 June 2019 When the Congress for the New Urbanism held its annual meeting last year in Savannah, Georgia, the keynote speaker was Jan Gehl, an urban designer from Copenhagen. Andrew Moore, National Geographic, "To build the cities of the future, we must get out of our cars," 17 June 2019 The ceremony was not only a special occasion for the class of 2019, but also for keynote speaker Bryan R. Hall, chair of the Board of Education, as his son, Joshua, was among the graduates. Camila Vallejo,, "East Hartford High School seniors graduate as ‘the smartest class in the past 10 years’," 14 June 2019 Barb Cavelius, the event’s keynote speaker, brought her service dog, Molly, onstage and told the story of her fight with multiple bouts of leukemia. Colin Campbell,, "'I am a miracle': Cancer survivors take the runway at annual Hopkins fashion show," 9 June 2019 Athletic director Michael Morrill introduced the keynote speakers who shared personal anecdotes and their own observations over Ott’s remarkable career. Emmett Hall,, "Cardinal Gibbons High honors principal for nearly five decades of service," 7 June 2019 Donovan, the event’s keynote speaker, is an American professional soccer player on the San Diego Sockers team. Pomerado News, "Landon Donovan to speak at chamber awards dinner," 5 June 2019 And fellow honoree, Walter Mosley, was BAM’s revered keynote speaker for their annual Tribute to Martin Luther King Jr. in 2011 and has participatedin BAM’s Eat, Drink & Be Literary program. Kaitlyn Weiss, Vogue, "Inside BAM’s Otherworldy Gala Honoring Ethan Hawke and Walter Mosley," 16 May 2019

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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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