Paul Tough

Writer & Speaker


Paul speaks on a number of topics, including education, child development, parenting, and community-building. For questions about lectures and speaking engagements, please contact Charles Yao, Director of Speakers at the Lavin Agency, at For more information, please visit the Lavin Agency’s speaker’s page for Paul.


Sep 25 2019

Littleton, CO

Time: 7:00pm

The Years That Matter Most at Tattered Cover Aspen Grove

Paul will discuss The Years That Matter Most at the Tattered Cover Book Store at 7301 South Santa Fe Drive in Littleton. More Information >

Sep 25 2019

Denver, CO

Time: 8:30am

Speech at Colorado Academy

Paul will discuss Helping Children Succeed in a speech at the Colorado Academy as part of the school’s SPEAK lecture series. More Information >

Sep 24 2019

Denver, CO

Time: 6:00pm

The Years That Matter Most with Chalkbeat Denver

Paul will discuss The Years That Matter Most in conversation with Erica Meltzer, the Colorado bureau chief for Chalkbeat, at Morgridge College of Education, 1999 East Evans Avenue. More Information (and to register) >

Apr 24 2015

Denver, CO

Time: 2:45pm

Keynote Speech at Colorado Education Initiative Summit

Paul will discuss How Children Succeed in a keynote speech at the 7th Annual Summit and Luncheon of the Colorado Education Initiative at the Sheraton Denver Downtown Hotel. More Information >

Jun 30 2013

Aspen, CO

Time: 5:30pm

Speaker Salon at Aspen Ideas Festival

Paul will discuss How Children Succeed in a conversation with James Bennet, the editor of the Atlantic, in a Speaker Salon at the Limelight Hotel, as part of the 2013 Aspen Ideas Festival. More Information >

Jan 10 2013

Englewood, CO

Time: 6:30pm

Talk at St. Mary’s Academy

Paul will discuss How Children Succeed at St. Mary’s Academy, 4545 South University Boulevard. Book-signing to follow. Seating is limited, so attendees are asked to register in advance. More Information (and to register) >

Oct 15 2012

Denver, CO

Time: 5:30pm

Young Education Professionals event

Paul will discuss How Children Succeed at an evening hosted by the Young Education Professionals – Colorado. The event will be held at R.A.F.T Colorado, 2875 Blake Street. More Information >