• World Speech Day:
    events for unexpected voices

    World Speech Day: The Story

    From zero to 100 nations in 3 years

    World Speech Day was launched by Founder, Simon Gibson,(pictured) at the Athens Democracy Forum in 2015.


    The idea came from Simon's work in establishing a free database for contemporary and historic speeches. Speeches change the world: socially, politically, in the arts, business and religion. They play a profound role in holding our societies together and shaping change. The idea was born: a day to celebrate speeches and speech making around the world and reach out to #unexpectedvouces everywhere.

    WSD President

    Andy [Armando] Cristofori was appointed Global President for World Speech day in March, 2018 and immediately began to structure our valued volunteers around the world into teams focused on 6 overlapping #unexpected voices categories: Youth, Business, Culture, Travel, Wellness, Culinary.


    World Speech Day has already began to grow from its current base of organising events only on March 15th to a 24/7, 365 days movement with activities on the 15th of every month as a primary focus and, every other day in between, if our volunteers so wish.


    Andy follows one very simple way of life “The ones who are crazy enough to think they can change the word, are the ones who do” …… Steve Jobs and is available 24/7 to anyone wanting to ask a question, share a thought, or make a suggestion.

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