“If you don’t experience the thrill of taking a risk, the thrill of living is at risk”
- Sam Kadi
“If you don’t experience the thrill of taking a risk, then the thrill of living is at risk”
- Sam Kadi

My talks are designed to shock you, move you,
and leave you inspired to seek your dream


Watch Sam Kadi's recent Talk at TEDxSantaBarbara:

"Unmuting millions of voices one story at a time."

Watch Sam Kadi's recent Talk at TEDxSantaBarbara:

"Unmuting millions of voices one story at a time."

Sam Kadi


has changed many lives and has inspired thousands of people worldwide to believe in their ability to become a success. He has had the privilege to speak on some of the biggest stages in the world. From the U.S. Congress and the Canadian Parliament to the United Nations, Sam has encouraged politicians to be on the right side of history. From Rutgers University to Sorbonne, Sam has worked to inspire the next generation of filmmakers.

From the International Criminal Court in The Hague to Amnesty International, Sam has advocated for social justice and the necessity to amplify oppressed voices around the world. As an award-winning director, writer, producer, and a father of two, Sam’s credibility and ability to connect with the crowd is inspiring.

Main Subject:


Inspirational & Motivational Speaker

Specific Subjects:

  • Filmmaking
  • Storytelling
  • Social Justice
  • “Sam is indeed someone who is changing the world. His relationship to risk has resulted in completely reframing the narrative on true stories being told. It has been an honor to work with Sam on his TEDx Talk and I look forward to the ripple effect his message will have on our global society.”
    Kymberlee Weil
    Speaking Strategist
  • “I deeply appreciated Sam's commitment to the rigorous process of bringing his idea worth spreading to the TEDx stage. We had an interesting challenge while staging Sam’s talk.  Collaborating with him, we created a ring of roses surrounding the red circle, bringing a visual poignancy to his story, which ended up looking amazing in the resulting video.”
    Mark Sylvester
    Executive Producer, TEDxSantaBarbara
  • "Sam's Talk inspired and awoke my inner activist. I was so moved and shaken to my core that I pulled out of mothballs a social justice project of my own that I've been sitting on for a few years, untouched. To see Sam talk is to be moved in a very positive way."
    Chris Foley
    CTO, TEDxSantaBarbara
  • “Listening to Sam Kadi explain the tragedy unfolding in Syria should be required viewing. He takes his audience on an unforgettable journey into the senseless war on the civilians that has altered life forever in that country.”
    Cary Elwes
    Actor (The Princess Bride)
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Recent Speaking Engagements


  • TEDx (Santa Barbara, California)
  • U.S Congress (Washington D.C.)
  • Canadian Parliament (Ottawa, Canada)
  • The United Nations – (New York - Organized by the delegations of Canada & European Union to the UN)
  • International Criminal Court – (The Hague-The Netherlands- Topic: Social Justice in Films)
  • Amnesty International (London-Moderated by The Guardian journalist, Ian Black)
  • Creative Artist Agency CAA (Los Angeles - In association with Amnesty Int’l)
  • Directors Guild of America (LA & NY)
  • British Red Cross (United Kingdom)
  • Malibu Film Society (Malibu, CA)
  • U.S Navy Memorial (Washington, D.C.)
  • Katara Cultural Village - with French Ambassador to Doha, Eric Chevallier (Doha, Qatar - Organized by Qatar's Ministry of Culture)
  • Sorbonne University (Paris)
  • Harvard University (Boston)
  • Princeton University  (New Jersey)
  • Yale University – with former U.S. Ambassador to Syria, Robert Ford (Connecticut)
  • Essex University (London, UK)
  • Santa Barbara University (Santa Barbara, CA)
  • Fordham University  (NY)
  • Rutgers University (NY)
  • New York University in Abu Dhabi (UAE)
  • Houston University (TX)
  • Rice University  (TX)
  • DePaul University (Chicago)
  • University of North Carolina (NC)
  • Arizona State University (Phoenix, AZ)
  • Wayne State University (Detroit)
  • Pearson College (Canada)
  • Victoria University (Canada)
  • Michigan State University- (Lansing, MI)

Contact Sam K Production

If you have a project or an event you would like to discuss with Sam, please fill out the form below. Someone on his team will respond within 48 hours, usually sooner.

Sam Kadi: Director, Writer, Producer, Speaker.

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