Discover diverse speakers for your next event

Connecting emerging & experienced speakers with event organisers.


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Having the same line up of speakers is just status quo.

Keynoteworthy is a platform and directory connecting event organisers with diverse speakers – both upcoming and experienced.

Every event should offer new insights and encourage diversity of thought – but it’s difficult to achieve this without balanced representation.

Discover diverse voices

Discover and connect with unique voices, personalities and perspectives for your next conference, workshop or event for FREE on our directory.


Organise inclusive events

Sign the diversity pledge to show your commitment towards inclusive events. Take action and say no to homogenous panels.

Training and workshops

Keynoteworthy hosts workshops and events to inspire more diverse backgrounds to raise their hands to speak. 



About Keynoteworthy

Keynoteworthy celebrates and brings together emerging and experienced speakers in an inclusive platform. 

Our mission to see diverse representation on stage. That way, you’ll have engaging conversations, personalities and perspectives at your next event or conference.

Unlike speaker bureaus, we don’t charge a fee for finding a speaker. If you find a match, you negotiate speaking fees and expenses directly with the speakers.

Are you a Keynoteworthy speaker?

If you’re an emerging or experienced speaker who believes in our mission, we’d love to have you join our journey towards inclusive events. List your profile on Keynoteworthy today. Event organisers looking for diverse speakers will get in touch with you directly.

How it works

Finding the right speaker is an overwhelming task. On top of that, having a diverse line-up can be challenging to curate if you don’t know where to look. Keynoteworthy helps you sort through the noise and quickly find and connect with diverse speakers on the right topic for FREE. No account or sign-up required. Just search, connect and book directly with the speaker.
How much does it cost to hire a speaker?
Unlike speaker bureaus, we don’t charge a fee for getting in contact with or booking a speaker.

If you find a match, you negotiate speaking fees and expenses directly with any speakers you choose via a secure contact form. With that said, although some speakers may speak for free, understand they are spending time preparing their talk for you and traveling to your event.  While every event is different, a rule of thumb for pricing is: 


  • Newbie speakers might earn $500–$2,500 for a talk.
  • Beginner speakers, or those just establishing a brand with their first book, might earn $5,000–$10,000.
  • Those with several books and other forms of “social proof” might draw $10,000–$20,000.
  • Those who are very well-known in their field, such as best-selling authors, can bring in $20,000–$35,000 per talk.
What do you mean by diverse speaker? How do I add myself into the directory?

Emerging and experienced speakers are welcome. Keynoteworthy focuses on featuring speakers from diverse backgrounds, so to be considered on the directory, you should:

  • be Australia-based preferably,
  • have some experience in public speaking, and
  • identify as having a diverse background which can be broken down into:
    • legacy diversity: attributes such as social constructs, race, ethnicity, age, gender, ability and sexuality
    • experiential diversity: attributes such as physical and social identities, based on our life, histories and experiences
    • thought diversity: how our neural make-up, hard wiring, experience impact our ability to solve problems and create new insights

The world is waiting to hear your voice. By listing your speaker profile,  you will get the opportunity to connect with event organisers who believe and want to see balanced representation matters on-stage and beyond. If you consider yourself as a diverse speaker, we’d love to have you on our directory. You can add your speaker profile here.

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