• 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 Simon Gibson (Founder; 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.


    In 2019 more than 100 nations across the globe will be involved. Schools, universities, speakers' clubs, think tanks, community groups, companies, NGOs - holding meetings in classrooms, auditoria, community halls, even cafes. Because what matters most is using the unique power of speeches to explore new ideas.

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