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.


Oct 14 2019

Minneapolis, MN

Time: 7:00pm

The Years That Matter Most at Magers & Quinn (with Jonathan Goldstein)

Paul will discuss The Years That Matter Most with Jonathan Goldstein, the host of the podcast “Heavyweight,” at Magers & Quinn Booksellers, 3038 Hennepin Avenue. More Information >

Jun 25 2014

Minnetonka, MN

Time: 8:30am

Minnetonka Institute for Leadership Keynote

Paul will discuss How Children Succeed in a keynote address at Minnetonka High School as part of the Minnetonka Institute for Leadership in Education. More Information >

May 31 2014

Minneapolis, MN

Time: 9:00am

Speech at Top Coast Festival

Paul will discuss How Children Succeed in a speech at the Top Coast Festival, presented by Minnesota Public Radio and the University of Minnesota’s College of Continuing Education. Northrop Auditorium, University of Minnesota. More Information >

Oct 17 2013

St. Paul, MN

Time: 11:00am

Education Minnesota keynote

Paul will discuss How Children Succeed as a keynote speaker at the annual conference of Education Minnesota, the state’s main teachers’ union. The conference takes place at the Saint Paul RiverCentre. The talk is free and open to the public. Book-signing to follow. More Information >

May 30 2013

Minneapolis, MN

Time: 4:00pm

Speech at Minneapolis YCB Call to Action Meeting

Paul will discuss How Children Succeed at the Minneapolis Youth Coordinating Board’s Call to Action Meeting in Room 101E of the Minneapolis Convention Center. Admission is free, but registration is requested. More Information (and to register) >