Speaker Series

Speaker Series

The Standard Speaker Series features co-CEOs David Winter and David Millstone in conversation with innovators and thought leaders in business, technology, science, economics and culture.

Held at New York City’s Carnegie Hall (and streamed virtually), the discussions address the big ideas shaping our world, from NFTs and the future of media to global citizenship and the post-pandemic economy.

Featured Speakers

Jennifer Egan on Curiosity and the Power of Fiction

Jennifer Egan, Pulitzer Prize-winning and New York Times-bestselling author of A Visit from the Goon Squad and The Candy House, sat down with co-CEO David Millstone for a conversation on writing, technology and how fiction enables curiosity.

Seth Meyers on 'Late Night,' Fatherhood and What Makes a Well-Written Joke

Seth Meyers—Emmy Award-winning writer, New York Times bestselling author and host of NBC’s Late Night with Seth Meyers—sits down with co-CEO David Winter for a wide-ranging conversation on his career in comedy, his new children's book I'm Not Scared, You're Scared, and what it takes to write the perfect joke.

Jane McGonigal on Imagining the Future

Jane McGonigal, game designer, futurist, and author of Imaginable: How to See the Future Coming and Feel Ready for Anything—Even Things that Seem Impossible Today, sits down with co-CEO David Millstone for a conversation on the benefits of gaming, preparing for the unexpected, and more.

Julia Ioffe on the Conflict in Ukraine

Julia Ioffe, Founding Partner and Washington Correspondent for Puck—and one of the most prominent and incisive voices covering the conflict in Ukraine—joins Co-CEO David Winter to discuss how we got here and what to expect in the coming months.

Speaker Series

David Millstone and Daniel Lubetzky on what it means to be ‘KIND’ in business