Chicago Keynote Speaker

Duncan Stevens can be hired as an inspiring motivational speaker in Chicago. As a professional keynote speaker, he assists a number of the world’s most recognisable companies, teams and leaders cultivate a mindset for success, lead more effectively, influence more productively and readjust to industry changes through what they say and how they act.

Duncan’s entertaining, interactive and highly visual keynotes encourage audiences to embrace new perspectives. His work, whether it’s through leadership coaching, sales coaching, or speaking takes organisations from good to excellent or from outstanding to market-leading through challenging times.

With over 10 years of experience, Duncan has established himself as a sought-after and inspiring keynote speaker due to his content-rich, highly engaging, motivating and engaging keynote speeches and masterclasses. He is the founder and CEO of the Influence Association and author of the chart-topping book Effective Influence. He is a highly successful entrepreneur, critically acclaimed ‘mentalist’ and is widely regarded as one of the world’s leading authorities on influence, persuasion, effectiveness and navigating industry changes. Learn more about Duncan Stevens here.

Before Duncan become a keynote speaker, he secured an Honours degree in Business Management, served as an officer in the UK’s Royal Navy, was a business coach and mentor as well as a senior manager for some globally recognised companies. Duncan is globally recognised as the leading authority on persuasion and effectiveness. All of his keynote speeches are relevant, tailored to each event, highly memorable and thought-provoking. Duncan is often acknowledged as an easy-to-work-with keynote speaker and has delivered his keynote speech at corporate events and sales kick-offs worldwide and all throughout Chicago and the state of Illinois. 

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“We all thoroughly enjoyed your speech and attendance at our conference in Chicago last month and personally wanted to thank you for all the hard work you put into customising it. Everyone was really impressed, entertained and went away with notebooks bulging with notes they had taken. I’m 100% sure others will want to secure your keynote speaker services.”


Conference Centres and Event Venues in Chicago

Midwest Conference Center, 401 W Lake St, Northlake, Chicago IL 60164

McCormick Place Conference Center, 2301 S Indiana Ave, IL 60616

Merchandise Conference Center, 222 W MM Plaza, IL 60654

DES Conference Center, 5555 N River Rd, Rosemont, IL 60018

Venue SIX10 Conference Center, 610 S Michigan Ave, IL 60605

Hyatt Regency Conference Center, 151 E Wacker Dr, IL 60601

General Information About The City:

Often called Chicagoland, this is the third-largest city in the United States; and with almost 3 million residents within the central metro area, its become a global hub for finance, commerce, and culture. Its also home to numerous international brand headquarters, with the Chicago ‘O Hare airport being one of the busiest flight centres in the world. And with an extremely professional visual arts sector, tourists from around the planet visit each year to take in their music and culture, along with their many beautiful landmarks including, Skydeck Chicago Willis Tower, and Buckingham Fountain — which hints at the energetic artistic heritage of literature, and music, in particular jazz, though there is a thriving underground soul and electronic dance music scene too.

Chicago as a Conference and Events City:

With such a vibrant culture and being pretty much the heart of America, your conference attendees will have loads of options to choose from; including the Chicago Autumn Festival for Arts and Crafts, Chicago Travel & Adventure Expo and Chicago Indie Spirits Expo. There are even a bunch of medical focused conventions to consider from the International Society for Neuroscience conference to the National Cannabis Industry Conference; as well as various business events including the Global Brand Innovation Summit. Otherwise for those looking for something slightly more relaxed the Chicago Toy Show or the Chicago Hot Chocolate Expo could be an enjoyable day.

Places To Eat in Chicago as a Conference Attendee:

There are dozens of high-quality eateries in and around Chicago for you to enjoy while on your conference trip, although one of the best is Alinea at 1723 N Halsted St, where you can get creative New American dishes served in a relaxed stylish dining room (Email Only); or those wanting to a slightly more intimate evening then Oriole at 661 W Walnut St, has a warm yet stylish space and delicious plates (+1 312-877-5339); and if you’d like to have an elegant fine dining experience then Next Restaurant at 953 W Fulton Market, offer high-end experimental cuisine (Email Only); otherwise you could always make a reservation for Acadia at 1639 S Wabash Ave, where they have an airy but still friendly atmosphere with delicious US North-East coast inspired dishes (+1 312-360-9500); however if you’re looking for some well-crafted wine pairings then Temporis at 933 N Ashland Ave, has tasty creative snacks (+1 773-697-4961).

Chicago Sights and Attractions for Conference Delegates:

After you have enjoyed watching Duncan as a keynote speaker in Chicago, it’s important to make time to enjoy this beautiful city whilst you are here. The city is known worldwide for having two Major League Baseball teams the Cubs and Red Sox; so if you’re lucky enough to be in town when they are playing each other be sure to get tickets. Plus, there are loads of contemporary attractions from the Institute of Puerto Rican Arts and Culture to the National Museum of Mexican Art; as well as various parks to explore including the Garfield Park Conservatory, which has one of the largest collections of tropical plants in the country. Your conference delegates will even be able to enjoy some live performances at one of the many theatres in town from the Steppenwolf Theatre Company to Broadway Playhouse at Water Tower Place.