Ryan provides keynote speeches for conferences, special events, corporate trainings and community groups. His speeches incorporate the intersection of identity, working through change, and finding community.

He will always tailor his speeches to your specific needs.

“Storytelling” is one of the greatest ways to innovate.

Innovation is learning.

When you “touch peoples’ hearts” with a story, a listener will never forget.

Dr. Sheila Robinson’s statement after hearing Ryan speak at The Future of Diversity: Where Inclusion & Innovation Intersect Leadership Summit.

LGBT Keynote Speaker, Ryan Sallans, masterfully blends professional expertise with personal storytelling to create a program that provides education and engagement. 

Since 2005, Ryan has been on the forefront of transgender healthcare, university/college campus inclusion for transgender students and employees, and transgender inclusion and innovation for workplace environments. 

The intermixing of his professional experience and his personal transition story are a unique approach to education and training that has audiences leaving filled with inspiration and mobility.

Book Ryan for Your Next Engagement

Ryan will tailor any speech to the timeframe and theme that you specify. Some past keynote clients include:

  • Procter & Gamble
  • US Department of Energy
  • Inclusion
  • Express Scripts
  • KPMG
  • Standard Chartered Bank
  • Oakland University
  • Northern New England CUPA-HR
  • Medical College of Wisconsin
  • Arizona Society of Psychoanalytic Psychology
  • New Orleans Pride
Transgender Keynote Speaker
Ryan Sallans speaking in front of 1200 people attending the 2017 Federal Dispute Resolution Training in San Francisco.

Ryan provided a noon keynote speech that was open to the Massasoit Community College students, staff and community in Brockton, MA in October of 2015. This speech, titled “Obstacles and Barriers to Trans Inclusion in Higher Education” covered the current obstacles that impact transgender students on college campuses. This speech was an hour in length and included a question and answer session.

Ryan Sallans | Transgender Speaker

Ryan was the opening keynote speaker for the 2nd Annual FTM World Fitness Conference in Atlanta, GA on October 1st, 2015. This speech, titled “Balancing Act: Happiness with Our External and Internal Self” explored the complexities of body acceptance and transgender identities. Ryan explored the current messaging we receive through media around male beauty ideals and how that may influence what trans men feel they need to look like to be accepted. Ryan shared how he works through his body image struggles and the importance of a balanced life. This speech was a half-hour in length.

Transgender Keynote Speaker
Ryan Sallans speaking in front of an audience at the US Department of Energy in Washington DC for Pride Month, 2017.

Ryan was the LGBT keynote speaker for the 2015 New Orleans Pride Festival. His talk, titled “Pride in You and Us” discussed the need for the LGBTQ community to work toward bridging relationships in order to create a stronger individual, community and voice for LGBTQ rights. Ryan also talked about his past struggles, both with hatred of self and hatred from the community. This speech was a half-hour in length and ended in a standing ovation.

LGBT Keynote Speaker