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Simon Tam is best known as the founder and and frontman of The Slants. He expanded civil liberties for minorities by winning a landmark case at the Supreme Court of the United States.

Tam has been a keynote speaker and presenter at over 1,500 events across four continents, including TEDx, SXSW, and the American Bar Association.

His work has been highlighted in over 3,000 media features across 150 countries, including the front page of The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, USA Today, The Washington Post, and many others.

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“One of the most inspiring people I have heard speak.”

member, Leadership Council on Legal Diversity

Simon is a dynamic, engaging, and inspirational speaker.
From delivering the keynote at a major conference to engaging with students through a classroom visit, his compelling story-driven delivery will spark thoughtful conversations and new perspectives.

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