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Local speaker connection: For Meeting Planners

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Organizing an event in Albuquerque comes with numerous opportunities and resources, especially when it comes to securing top-notch speakers. Albuquerque offers an array of speakers who not only bring expertise but also infuse events with the vibrant spirit of the city. From local thought leaders to nationally renowned experts eager to share their insights, New Mexico boasts a diverse pool of speakers to cater to the unique needs and themes of any event. Whether you're planning a conference, seminar or workshop, tapping into these speaker resources can elevate your event and leave a lasting impression on attendees.

Speakers By Profession

Please note that the speaker list provided below is self-curated and does not encompass all available speakers within New Mexico. Meeting planners are encouraged to reach out to speakers of interest directly, or via national speakers' bureaus, for booking inquiries.

  • Anna Gunn: Emmy-winning Actress
  • Gary Farmer: Musician & Actor 
  • Steven Michael Quezada: Actor, Comedian & Bernalillo County Commissioner 
  • Wes Studi: Award-winning Native American Actor
  • Tara Vanderdussen: Environmental Scientist, Dairy Farmer & Podcast Host 
  •  Alissa Chavez: Entrepreneur & Teen Inventor of "Hot Seat"
  • John W. Boudreau: Professor Emeritus of Management and Organization & Senior Research Scientist
  • Robin Fisher Roffer: Founder and CEO Big Fish Marketing & Corporate and Personal Branding expert
  • Steve McKee: Author and  Change Management & Business Strategy expert
  • Christopher Bethone:  2024 James Beard Award semifinalist & Head Chef of Campo 
  • Jens Smith: Executive Chef of Farm & Table
  • Marc Quinones: 2024 James Beard Award semifinalist & Executive Chef of Ex Novo Brewing Co.
  • Steaven Hammond: Executive Chef of MÁS- Tapas y Vino
Diversity, Equality & Inclusion
  • Ebony Isis Booth: Visionary, Guide, Healer & Poet dedicated to Liberation, Healing, Equity, Justice,and Joy.
  • Deb Haaland: First Native American to serve as cabinet secretary, U.S. Secretary of the Interior & former U.S. Representative for New Mexico
  • Susana Martinez: Former Governor of New Mexico & First U.S. Hispanic Female Governor
  • Xochitl Torres Small: Deputy Agriculture Secretary of the U.S. Department of Agriculture