Talented Keynote Speakers Who Deliver Content Brilliantly

Seasoned meeting planners know all too well the challenges of finding a great topic delivered by an equally great speaker. You’ve likely spent your fair share of time listening to speakers that didn’t really connect with you and what keeps you up at night or others that may have inspired you in the moment, but shared no realistic insights to apply when you’re back in the real world.

If you’ve come in search of something better, a cut way above the typical speaker options, a home run for your event, then you’ve come to the right place.

John W. Martin & Matt Thornhill

John and Matt spend part of every year speaking professionally around the globe at trade and professional conferences, senior leader meetings and conferences, and board retreats. Overall, they help businesses, organizations, and communities see the future and how to succeed more clearly and accurately. Matt and John are both futurists, generations experts, recognized thought leaders, and authors.

For the past 15 years, they have racked up an impressive list of speaking clients, not to mention frequent flyer miles. Attendees tell us it’s because they bring it all – content that’s provocative and captivating delivered in inspiring and entertaining ways. Nobody looks at their cell phones when either of these two are on stage.


If your organization wants to understand the many opportunities Baby Boomers create as consumers and workers in this longevity economy, Matt’s your guy. Visit to learn more.

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If you’d like John to help your audience become futurists themselves, by sharing data-driven insights, implications, and action steps via a keynote speech, workshop, retreat, or training event, visit


Other SIR Speakers

Because SIR is comprised of senior-level strategy, marketing, and communications professionals, it’s no surprise that many of us speak locally, regionally, and nationally on the topics for which we have expertise and passion. See below for more speaker options and topic areas:


Economic Development and
Regional Placemaking


Healthcare, Longevity, Senior Living


Regional Tourism and
Economic Development


Higher Education, Diversity and Inclusion, and Reputation Management

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To discuss your event and speaker needs, please contact Ellen Thornhill at or at 804-690-6175.

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