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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The school’s Career Jam in April featured visits from 50 artists and executives, plus a keynote address by Pharrell Williams. Thom Duffy, Billboard, "Bonnaroo U? Billboard's 2018 Top Music Business Schools," 29 June 2018 Hillary Clinton will deliver the keynote address on Wednesday and endorse Mr. Cuomo’s candidacy for a third term. Shane Goldmacher, New York Times, "Nixon Has the Buzz, but Cuomo Hits Convention With the Advantage," 22 May 2018 President Trump will deliver the keynote address Tuesday at the Susan B. Anthony List's 11th annual Campaign for Life Gala. USA TODAY, "Watch live: President Trump speaks at Campaign for Life Gala," 22 May 2018 There will be several speakers and a keynote address by Bozoma Saint John, chief brand officer of Uber. Margeaux Sippell,, "Business agenda," 15 May 2018 Above, President Roosevelt delivers the keynote address at the ceremony., "This Day in History: April 24," 24 Apr. 2018 As a 16-year-old aspiring musician, Trainor attended the Expo, which features panels, workshops, master classes, keynote addresses and one-on-one sessions with industry pros. Randy Lewis,, "Meghan Trainor added to ASCAP's 'I Create Music' Expo conference," 8 Mar. 2018 Castro has been considered a rising star in the Democratic Party since delivering the keynote address at the Democratic National Convention in 2012, and was a contender for a spot on Hillary Clinton’s 2016 ticket. Washington Post, "Julian Castro seizes on border separation while musing run," 24 June 2018 Those keynote spots are not just keynote addresses but other appearances CES includes as keynotes, including panel discussions. Jessica Guynn, USA TODAY, "CES fail: No women keynote addresses triggers backlash," 5 Jan. 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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