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Read in the Sunshine

Read in the Sunshine

Summer seems to (finally!) be approaching, and bringing with it some beach weather. We here at AEI hope you're prepared with your sunscreen, towel, and flip flops. Just one thing left to get: your beach book! Do you know what you're going to be reading while you soak up the sun this summer?There are many great choices in the works of AEI speakers and novelists! Sandra BrownBrown is the author of an astonishing 58 New ...
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National Poetry Month

National Poetry Month

April brings to us both rain showers, and National Poetry Month in the United States. Started in 1996 by The Academy of American Poets, the goal of National Poetry Month is to highlight the extraordinary legacy and ongoing achievement of American poets, bring poets and poetry to the public in immediate and innovative ways, encourage increased publication, distribution, and sales of poetry books, and more. Help us celebrate National Poetry Month with this week's featured ...
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Earth Day

Earth Day

Earth Day, celebrated on April 22nd, is an annual series of events held worldwide to support environmental protection and encourage green living. First proposed by John McConnell in San Francisco in 1969, it has been celebrated every year since in diverse and creative ways. In honor of Earth Day, here are some amazing environmentalist speakers that you can book for your next event:Winona LaDukeLaDuke is a sustainable development, and renewable energy activist, and a two-time ...
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Team Hoyt’s Last Run

Team Hoyt’s Last Run

Dick Hoyt and his son, Rick Hoyt, are the father-son duo that make up "Team Hoyt.” Together they have competed in over 1075 athletic events in the last 33 years. With Dick pushing Rick in his wheelchair, they have competed in the Boston Marathon 31 times and in six Ironman Triathlons. In 2013, a statue of the Hoyts in front of Center School in Hopkinton, right by the start line of the Boston Marathon, was ...
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National Autism Awareness Month

National Autism Awareness Month

In honor of National Autism Awareness Month, AEI is profiling speakers that are perfect for raising autism awareness at your next April event. Each of these speakers has a strong connection to autism and heartwarming stories to share:Dr. Temple Grandin: Dr. Grandinis a speaker who inspires and motivates others through telling her story. She is the most accomplished and well-known adult with autism in the world. Now her challenges and successes have been brought to ...
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Jerry Carroll is Amazing in America

Jerry Carroll is Amazing in America

We here at AEI are very proud to announce that our speaker Jerry Carroll will be co-hosting a new show called Amazing America with Sarah Palin!The Sportsman Channel website describes the show, saying, "Sarah Palin, the First Lady of the Outdoors, tells the stories of an America you may not know. From risk-takers to legacy-makers, trailblazers to lifesavers, see what makes America amazing!"Carroll, the funniest farmer in all 50 states, is the perfect fit to ...
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This Spring in Sports

This Spring in Sports

This month AEI Speakers Bureau is getting all riled up for sports! With the Paralympics in Sochi finally coming to a close, we’re back to scoping out the good ol’ US of A for more upcoming sports. The annual NCAA March Madness tournament started last week, with college students from all over the country getting ready to score some points. If any of you have basketball on the brain like we do, you should consider ...
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Get ready to laugh!

Get ready to laugh!

AEI Speaker Rita Moreno is set to star opposite Natasha Lyonne in NBC’s single-camera comedy pilot Old Soul, from the hilarious mind of Amy Poehler. Moreno will be playing a client at an elderly-care business described as a “flamboyant Broadway vet who’s been happily married to her writing partner/husband for more than 50 years.” (No surprise there!)The show is co-created and executive-produced by Poehler, Josh Bycel, and Jonathan Fener, and David Wain will direct the ...
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Black History Month

Black History Month

Since 1976, February has been officially celebrated in the United States as Black History Month. February is recognized as a time to remember and commemorate the important figures and history of the African Diaspora in the United States and around the world. AEI features many speakers who are important to the American civil rights movement and speak on the politics, activism, and history of African Americans in the United States. The Reverend Al Sharpton The ...
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2014 Winter Olympics

2014 Winter Olympics

It’s February, and the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics start this week! With many events in 15 different sports, this year’s games look to be very exciting. Taking place in Vancouver, the 2010 winter games were much closer to home for U.S. athletes than this year’s trek all the way to Russia.Take a look at some of AEI’s featured speakers who competed in previous Winter Olympic Games. Angela RuggieroAngela is a four-time Olympic medalist and defense-man ...
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