Live music and a fireside chat with violin virtuoso
  • 16 Time Grammy Award-Winning Violinist
  • Recipient of the Presidential Medal of Freedom & Genesis Prize 
One of the only household names in classical music today, Itzhak Perlman is celebrated for his charm, humanity and talent. A smash hit with audiences thanks to his breathtaking performances and moving remarks on the power of passion, leadership, overcoming obstacles, and excitement in music, Perlman's remarkable life story is the subject of a new critically acclaimed documentary, Itzhak. The winner of the Audience Award for Best Documentary at the Miami Jewish Film Festival, and set to open nationwide and be shown on the PBS Series “American Masters” in the spring, Itzhak follows Perlman as he travels around the world and dives into his extraordinary childhood. In this one-of-a-kind program, audiences will have the opportunity to appreciate Perlman both through his music and in conversation, as he uses his violin to emotionally connect with and "speak to" his audience. 
"It was a great day here for everyone and everyone I see is still talking about Mr. Perlman and his visit here. We had almost 2,000 guests in the venue which makes it an even bigger success for the university. Thank you for all of your hard work in helping us to have such a successful event. The entire visit was as perfect as it could possibly be."
- Elon University
 “As a documentarian, I saw a large character with huge passion and spirit. I wanted to explore the person behind this beautiful sound . . . I saw Jewish history, humor, discipline, drive, and, of course, amazing resilience and overcoming of obstacles, and I knew the story would be incredibly colorful.”
- Alison Chernick, director of Itzhak
A keynote and 18 holes with golfing legend and CEO
  • Golf's "Great White Shark"
  • Chairman & CEO of the Greg Norman Company
One of the most successful athlete-turned-businessmen in the world, Greg Norman is equally renowned for his dominance in the boardroom and on the golf course. With more than 90 tournament championships and a dozen companies to his name, Norman is legendary for his tenacity and pursuit of perfection in every facet of life. Internationally known as the "Great White Shark," he inspires audiences to reach the highest possible levels of achievement, and, as his motto states, truly "Attack Life". Offering powerful lessons on leadership, how to handle defeat, and strategies for personal and professional success, Norman's keynotes leave audiences inspired to reach the next level in performance. In this memorable program, audiences have the opportunity to learn from a living legend, as well as hit the links with the world's No. 1 golfer for 331 weeks, the second-longest reign in history! 
"With his trademark charm and eloquence, Greg shared the secrets behind his myriad achievements. Illustrating the principles at the core of his success, he offered concrete advice ... Practical, engaging, and incisive, the lessons Greg Norman shared demonstrated how anyone, at any stage of his or her career, can be a champion."

- Harvard Business School Association of Boston
"Greg Norman is one of those rare individuals whose integrity and commitment to excellence have set a standard by which others follow. He is a great and gracious sportsman and has been an inspiration to many in and beyond the world of golf."

- President George H. W. Bush
A trip to the frontlines of change and innovation with dynamic duo
  • Head of the Sharing Economy Working Group, World Economic Forum
  • Advisor for Airbnb, Jobbatical and Trov
  • Global Authority on the New Economy, Disruptive Innovation and the Future of Work
  • Founder, REX (Relationship Economy eXpedition)
  • Futurist & Thought Leader on Transformative Business Models
  • Corporate Consultant and Technology Advisor
  • TEDx Speaker 
Visionary leaders sought-out to advise and speak at organizations ranging from Nike to the United Nations, April Rinne and Jerry Michalski  are heralded for their insights into the new economy and the myriad forces that are rapidly changing the way we live, do business, and work. A powerful one-two punch at every event. Rinne and Michalski report from the vanguard of innovation as trusted experts on the digital economy, gig economy, disruption, and more, tailoring their message to every audience. In their fascinating and crucial program Lessons from the Frontlines of Change and Innovation, Rinne and Michalski unpack six engaging stories of fundamental change they've witnessed amd participated in, providing analysis and tangible takeaways on key issues such as the future of work, consumerism of tomorrow, and tech and human interaction. Riveting as they are substantive, Rinne and Michalski will leave your employees and organization prepared to translate uncertain change into opportunity. 
"Both Jerry and April live in the future then help create it now. Their grasp of the forces that create systemic change, innovation that matters, and how to accelerate into the future have helped us as we navigate our work on transforming supply chains and business models to a low carbon, equitable sustainable future. Be ready to innovate, at scale, when inviting them into your world!"
- Nike
"I have had the pleasure to collaborate with April and Jerry as part of the Young Global Leaders program of the World Economic Forum. They’re leadership in the areas of innovation, community dynamics, sharing economy and digital engagement has been a boon to the YGL Community and a gift to the broader world."

-World Economic Forum

Lessons in disruption through live drawing with New Yorker cartoonist
  • Award-Winning Cartoonist, The New Yorker
  • Resident Cartoonist, CBS News
  • Cultural Envoy, U.S. State Department
  • Author/Editor of 16 Books
Renowned for her creative and compelling cartoons and live drawings, Liza Donnelly is celebrated as both a disruptor and a “thumbstopper”—someone whose work and words literally make your thumb stop as you scroll through your phone.  Drawing on her experience as a cartoonist and publisher behind everything from books to ebooks, paper to digital, and innovative live drawings she does in real time on her iPad, Liza reveals how to incorporate new technologies as a creative thinker, how organizations and brands can find their “authentic voice,” and what it takes to break through the noise and get people to actually stop, look, and think.  In this one-of-a-kind presentation, Donnelly practices what she preaches by using technology in exciting ways throughout her keynote, keeping audiences both engaged and inspired by simultaneously illustrating depictions of her insights while speaking. Her fascinating and cutting-edge style recently kept an audience of 1,000 tweeting praise at a FocusOn Learning event: “@lizadonnelly keynote + live drawing + tips = inspired #FocusOnLearn”; “Gotta love technology --watching @lizadonnelly live draw on screen :)” 
"Liza Donnelly brought her combined gift of live drawing and personal narrative to our BIF Collaborative Innovation Summit stage. The audience of over 500 innovation junkies from around the world were hooked and inspired by the creative rendering of Liza's compelling point of view."

- Business Innovation Factory

"Liza often steps out from behind her drawing table to make this world not just a funnier place, but a better one too."

-Planet Green

Programming Idea:  These HWA Speakers' interactive programs provide a one-of-a-kind experience your audiences will truly never forget. Mixing concrete takeaways and perspective-shifting lessons with a compelling presentation, these programs offer an unbeatable combination.