About Keppler Speakers
What Speakers Say About Keppler
“For me, it was about knowing that the people at Keppler had integrity and that part of their mission is building a roster of people whose stories can actually have an impact and change lives. They don't just add hundreds of names to their website, they build relationships, they put people first and you wind up really getting to know and trust them. I'm so happy to be part of the Keppler family!”
"Trust, loyalty, hard work and vision."
"These are all critical elements to survive and thrive in A Year in Space. I also find that vital in business. And there are few business relationships I value more than my partnership with Keppler Speakers. They are my new Mission Control as I explore new heights and exciting frontiers here on Planet Earth."
"Keppler and I have been partners for over 15 years."
"They have been an anchor for me in providing a steady flow of speaking opportunities over the years, allowing me the flexibility to pursue my long-term dream of starting my own production company. I am so appreciative of everything Keppler has done for me and highly recommend them in every way."
The Right Story for Your Event
We strive to create long-term relationships with our event planners and meeting professionals. You have a tough job and we’re here to make it easier. Working with you and your team, our goal is to match the right story and the right voice, to assist you in making your event or conference a memorable success.
Customize the Message
Need a motivational speaker to crank up the audience energy level? Need a keynote speaker to focus your messaging? Are you planning a C-suite conference that requires a powerful leadership speaker? Let us help! Tell us the unique aspects about your event and we will help you find a relatable, relevant speaker who can even customize their message to reinforce your mission.
Our experienced team of knowledgeable agents and event services managers coordinate thousands of events annually, from association conventions and national sales meetings to board meetings and regional speaker series.
Matching You With the Right Speaker
Once you let us know about the event you’re planning, we streamline the process by tapping into our extensive network and suggesting the keynote speakers who would be the ideal fit. In a typical year, our bureau places speakers for Fortune 500 companies, professional and trade associations, as well as performing arts centers, and colleges and universities.
Our job is to help you bring your audience face to face with big names, with truly inspirational stories, and with well-informed voices from some of the most prestigious publications, news networks, and websites in the market today.
A Wide Range of Keynote Speakers
Keppler Speakers’ inspirational and motivational speakers keep your audience buzzing. Our financial and economic speakers offer valuable insight on Wall Street and the global markets. Speakers representing women in leadership are distinguished by their accomplishments and their ability to empower audiences. Well-connected political speakers provide analysis on the latest headlines coming out of Congress, the White House, and the Supreme Court.
As one of the top speaker agencies in the U.S., we provide you with speakers from the worlds of business, world affairs, politics, entertainment, education, literature, sports, and leadership. By focusing on real people with real stories to tell, we can help bring your event to life.
Dedicated Customer and Speaker Engagement Managers
Helping event planners look good.
Our customer and speaker engagement team ensures a smooth experience, handling all the details involved in getting your speaker to your event. We strive to deliver total peace of mind!
Keppler Speakers collaborates with business event professionals like you while coordinating with professional speakers on everything from association conventions and national sales meetings to board meetings, civic forums, and international conferences. To do that successfully, our speaking agency relies on an experienced, dedicated team of top-level agents and a seasoned customer and speaker engagement team.
Before the event
Once you’ve selected your speaker, you’ll be introduced to your Customer and Speaker Engagement Manager, who will work closely with you to coordinate pre-event details, schedule flights, travel arrangements, and hotel logistics. They will essentially become part of your team, making sure every detail is worked out in advance.
Communication is the Key
Excellent communication—with event planners, speakers, and vendors—is vital in the success of your event! That includes 24-hour availability. As your event date approaches, your Customer and Speaker Engagement Manager will calmly take care of whatever unexpected challenges arise, coordinating every detail with you and your speaker, ensuring that your event goes smoothly.
It’s a service that Keppler Speakers introduced to the industry and we’re proud to be the gold standard for proactive, responsive service to both our customers and our speakers.
Successful Business Events
Annual corporate sessions, sales kick-off meetings, distinguished speaker series, association conferences—there is seemingly no end to the kinds of events where our speakers get to tell their stories. Our corporate clients take advantage of the many kinds of speakers we offer, from motivational speakers and speakers on diversity and inclusion, to geopolitical experts, women of influence, and military heroes.
Keppler On Campus
Keppler Speakers represents dynamic, thought-provoking speakers for colleges, universities, schools, and performing arts centers. We are a reliable resource for voices that inspire, challenge, and empower your campus community—from champions of civil rights and leading figures in politics to advocates for social change.
Experienced Speaking Agency Professionals
In 1983, Jim Keppler--who had already become known in the industry as an experienced and successful agent—founded Keppler Speakers. That year, he and his wife, Debbie, decided to leave New England and head for our nation’s capital, armed with a very simple idea—create a speakers bureau that will serve its clients with excellence and treat its speakers with the respect and professionalism they deserve.
Let's Get Started
Tell us your story. What is your event all about? What kind of speaker would bring your audience to their feet? It all starts here—let Keppler Speakers set you up for success.
Speaker Highlights Along the Way
The young firm frequently featured spirited debates between the iconic William F. Buckley and long-time Senator George McGovern.
In the 90s, as the motion picture Apollo 13 rocketed to the top of the box office, Keppler took great pride in re-introducing the world, and the speaker’s circuit, to NASA astronaut Captain Jim Lovell.
Notorious conman, Frank Abagnale, was depicted on the big screen in Catch Me If You Can, with Leonardo DiCaprio as Abagnale and Tom Hanks as the FBI agent fast on his heels. Audiences love Abagnale’s crusade to help prevent cyber-scammers from succeeding.
Meanwhile, up on top of the world, Dr. Beck Weathers became the lone survivor of the 1996 Mount Everest tragedy. Alison Levine served as team captain of first American Women’s Everest Expedition and mountain climber, Jamie Clarke, reached the frozen summit twice. Each of these adventurers returned with inspiring stories of self-discovery and leadership in the most extreme of conditions.
2015 was the beginning of a very long year for Captain Scott Kelly, the NASA astronaut who spent a historic Year in Space aboard the International Space Station. His inspiring story reveals lessons on teamwork, leadership, and the courage to push the limits.
In February of 2021 Chief Engineer of the Mars 2020 Mission Adam Steltzner, and his team of thousands made history as the Perseverance Rover completed its 300-million mile journey to the surface of Mars. “A new breed of leader,” audiences embrace Adam’s uplifting stories of teamwork and resilience while chasing the boldest of goals – navigating not only space, but the innumerable challenges presented by the onset of a pandemic.