Powerful Stories, Powerfully Told

At Book Events West, we believe in the power of stories and new ideas to inspire, entertain and yes, even change lives.

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Chelsea Clinton
Chelsea Clinton / Photo by Scott Eklund, Red Box Pictures

Host Today’s Top Thinkers

Innovative author talks at your company

We offer cost-effective, full-service event planning with authors touring new books. By working directly with publishers, we tailor-fit a speaker to meet your audience interests. Did we mention we’ve created hundreds of events for thought-leading companies across the country?

Learn more about how to create memorable and innovative author talks at your company.

At CBS we aim to excite, stimulate and inspire by learning from the best and brightest anywhere. Our partnership with Book Events West has truly enabled that anywhere.” Our employees get to meet and talk with world-class thought leaders and the result, besides Wow, that was cool!” is excitement and energy that makes it a better place to work for everyone.

– Per Wingerup, CBS
Pharrell Williams
Pharrell Williams / Photo by Robin Marie Photography

Inspire Your Employees and Clients

Fresh ideas to educate and entertain

We bring the thought leaders to you. Are you setting up a speaker series to support changes in your corporate culture? Need new ways to talk about tough topics? Creating a lunch and learn event to bring new ideas into your workplace? If you can dream it, we can do it.​Let’s talk more about how we can help inspire your employees.

Upcoming Events

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    Janice Kaplan

    What is genius? How is it defined, why is it important — and why do ninety percent of Americans still, in 2019, think that geniuses are more likely to be men? New York Times bestselling journalist Janice Kaplan dives in, both to explore why and figure out how to make change happen, in her new book The Genius of Women: From Overlooked to Changing the World.

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    George Friedman

    In The Storm Before the Calm: America’s Discord, The Coming Crisis of the 2020s, and the Triumph Beyond, the master geopolitical forecaster and New York Times bestselling author of The Next 100 Years focuses on the United States, predicting how the 2020s will bring dramatic upheaval and reshaping of American government, foreign policy, economics, and culture.

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    Ed Gordon

    Hard-hitting, thought-provoking, and inspiring, Conversations in Black: On Power, Politics, and Leadership offers sage wisdom for navigating race in a radically divisive America, and, with help from his mighty team of black intelligentsia, veteran journalist Ed Gordon creates hope and a timeless new narrative on what the future of black leadership should look like and how we can get there. 

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    Toby Ord

    From an Oxford philosopher and one of the world’s leading moral voices, comes The Precipice: Existential Risk and the Future of Humanity, an urgent and eye-opening book drawing on over a decade of research, exploring the cutting-edge science behind the risks we face, and making the case that protecting humanity’s future is the central challenge of our time.