Interactive Events That Will Wow Your Audience

Investing in interactive events fosters engagement, builds connections, and provides memorable experiences for participants to take away. From the ultimate live drawings to cooking and conversation with celebrity chefs, these interactive events are sure to excite!

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Our HWA sales team is ready to help you book the best speaker for your event, no matter the focus. Our experts can connect you with the best guest speakers for your organization, so you can curate a calendar of unforgettable events that will connect, celebrate, and inspire your community.

Chefs | Comedians & Humorists | Artists & Entertainers | The Mind/Body Connection | Inspiration & Wellness


Lunch With Lori

Everyone wants to spend intimate time with LORI GREINER – whether for sage advice, bouncing an idea off the prolific inventor and Shark, or fun conversation and Q&A. With every group, Lori is warm, personable, and engaging – and now she’s sharing this coveted opportunity with you

Lori will kick off the gathering with 15 minutes of opening remarks tailored to your group. She’ll spend a course at each table, engaging your chosen guests up close with her relatable and enlightening stories. Lively and fun conversation will be had, all the way through dessert! 

Lori is a leading Shark on ABC’s four-time Emmy-winning entrepreneurial business show, Shark Tank, where she invests in companies and helps turn peoples’ dreams into a reality. Lori has brought her engaging expertise on innovation, growth, and the world of business to groups including VerizonColdwell BankerPayPalIBMAdobeChase, and many more.

Lori's Events Receive Rave Reviews:
  • Women Leaders Association: "Lori was wonderful, and everything went really well. The conversation was very insightful, and the attendees had such a positive response! Looking forward to working on more events together!"
  • Venture Atlanta: "She offered an enlightening talk about how she got started and became the queen of QVC. What a wonderful day!"
  • Chase for Business: "Lori’s ‘yes you can’ message and relatable stories engaged more than 1,800 women at our business banking events."

Have a Taste of Success

From creating a new kind of journalism to trailblazing in the MLB to reviving a generational whiskey brand to combining wine and hip-hop with unprecedent success, our speakers combine consumption with innovation. Learn from the best over a hot wing or a glass of your favorite drink with these speakers who host delightful, delicious tastings. 

Put Your CEO in the Hot Seat

In this entertaining moderated conversation, SEAN EVANS shares hilarious stories from behind the scenes of his hit YouTube series Hot Ones. Evans has created a memorable format in which he shares a plate of progressively spicier chicken wings with his guests, eliciting some of the most hilarious and honest answers you've ever seen.

A Baker Family Wine Tasting

Join MLB legend DUSTY BAKER, founder of Baker Family Wines, for an unforgettable wine tasting of his homegrown premium wines. Over a glass of California red, Dusty introduces you to the nuanced flavors of his signature bottles and shares stories from his 50 years in the MLB. 

A Taste of History

VICTORIA EADY BUTLER is the celebrated and multiple award-winning master blender of Uncle Nearest Premium Whiskey – the fasted growing whiskey brand in America – carrying on her family’s legacy first-hand. She is the great-great-granddaughter of Nearest Green, the brand’s namesake and the first known African American master distiller. 

Wine & Hip-Hop – Trivia & Tasting

Accompanied by an engaging trivia element and special giveaway, Cru Luv Wine President & CEO JERMAINE STONE, also a gifted host and consultant, will collaborate with the host to design a unique and memorable event for your group’s next event.

Penn State: "Evans remains humble and appreciative of the work that he gets to do."

UOP McGeorge School of Law: "Everyone was raving about the event. Dusty was amazing."

Global Investment Management Firm: "We really enjoyed Victoria’s speech...She brought such vibrant energy and excitement that held everyone’s attention."

The New York Times: "Mr. Stone has shown the wine world that it has much to learn."

Create Together

Professional artists create works live with audience input!

LIZA DONNELLY walks attendees through the process of creating their own drawings for a unique and interactive experience. Liza shares how drawing can impact us personally and beyond – from how we think of ideas to transforming how we look at the world.

Inspirefest: "A unique and thought-provoking speaker, Liza had the theatre in the palm of her hand. Liza's live drawing added a whole new layer of creativity to our event. Her thoughtful and smart interpretation of happenings and on-stage content brought a warmth and humanity to proceedings, and her ability to capture tone is unrivalled."

In this fun, memorable and interactive event, Better Than Ezra frontman KEVIN GRIFFIN performs some of his hit songs and shares lessons from three decades evolving in the music industry. From working with stars including Taylor Swift, Blondie, Barenaked Ladies, and James Blunt among others, to navigating the ups and downs of a wildly successful music career, to his new book The Greatest Song, Kevin’s uplifting and engaging style will resonate with any audience. At the end of the speech, Griffin writes a song with the audience, records the audience’s “hype” vocals, and delivers a fully produced recording to all attendees. 

Communicate, Connect, & Grow

Learning to Make People Laugh

Based on his bestselling book Do You Talk Funny?DAVID NIHILL offers this interactive workshop featuring his proven strategies for becoming a funnier public speaker – and using comedy to make a point and get past fear.

If you’re looking for an uproariously funny and engaging activity for your sales kickoff or team-building event, David’s expertise as a business speaker and award-winning comedian are a powerful combination that will make a major impact with your group.

‘Huddle’ for Teamwork & Strategy

Veteran journalist and Wall Street Journal bestselling author BROOKE BALDWIN shares indelible insights from her debut book, Huddle: How Women Unlock Their Collective Power. Brooke teaches the phenomenon of “huddling,” when women lean on one another—in politics, Hollywood, activism, the arts, sports, and everyday friendships—to provide each other support, empowerment, inspiration, and the strength to solve problems or enact meaningful change. 

“For impact, content and valuable takeaways David’s presentation to our Sales team was exceptional – a highly energized, engaging and yes funny (very, very funny) session. In fact, feedback from the team was that his presentation was the best they have had in thirteen years of the conference." - Generali Worldwide

"Brooke, as always, was a total sport and pro. She handled changes on the fly, complex conversations and a nuanced room with aplomb. Would hire her every time." - Wasserman

Cooking & Conversation

Dine with our celebrity chefs, who are not only household names but also experts in culinary culture. Warm, personable, and professional, our chefs provide the opportunity to taste, learn, and enjoy!

  • National Underground Railroad Freedom Center: "Dr. Harris is so awe inspiring and knowledgeable, it was an absolute honor to not only learn from her, but have dinner with her.
  • Food Bank for the Heartland: "Marcus was absolutely fabulous! He was personable with the staff, major donors, and entertaining... Excellent Excellent Excellent!"
  • International Corporation: "Melissa was absolutely fantastic. Really warm, honest and personable. I would say that it was one of our most well-received events."

Comedy & Commentary

Invite our comedians - SNL alums, late-night hosts, and award winners - for a short comedic presentation followed by their earnest perspectives. 

  • The Infatuation's EEEEEATSCON Festival: "Thank you all for making this weekend with Hasan possible. It was incredible!"
  • Tampa Jewish Federation: "Alex Edelman is the consumate professional. He put on a show that was both entertaining and poignant and he mingled graciously with event attendees. He is committed to his craft and his faith and it was a genuine pleasure to work with him."

Treat Your Organization to an Interactive Event

Engage, educate, and ignite your organization with a tasting, a workshop, or a creative journey. Let the HWA team help you find the best guest speaker for your event – reach out today!