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.


Nov 10 2020

Raleigh, North Carolina

Time: 9:30am

Awake58 Virtual Town Hall

Paul will speak at “Awake58 Virtual Town Hall: Postsecondary Education and Social Mobility with Paul Tough,” an online conversation hosted by EducationNC. More Information >

Jan 22 2014

Charlotte, NC

Time: 4:00pm

Keynote Speech at Charlotte Education Summit

Paul will discuss How Children Succeed as the keynote speaker at the Charlotte 2014 Education Summit, which will be held at Friendship Missionary Baptist Church. Free to the public, but registration is required. More Information (and to register) >

Apr 30 2013

Greensboro, NC

Time: 10:00am

Keynote Address at National Smart Start Conference

Paul will discuss How Children Succeed in the opening keynote address at the 2013 National Smart Start Conference at the Joseph S. Koury Center. Book signing to follow. More Information >