Emma Walton Hamilton is an accomplished public speaker who addresses arts and literary conferences, schools, universities and other groups on a regular basis about the value of, and synergy between, the arts and literacy.
“Emma Walton Hamilton helped make the 2007 American Library Association conference in Washington D.C. a huge success. It was the largest conference the ALA has ever held, and the way Emma and her mother, Julie Andrews, worked together to handle the program was wonderful and inspiring to all of us who were lucky enough to be there with them.”
Leonard Kniffel, Editor in Chief “American Libraries”, American Library Association
“Emma Walton took our Arts in Education Advisory Council on a joyful and inspiring journey… Through discussion and video, Ms. Walton’s presentation was stimulating — with just the right combination of information, storyline and multimedia.”
Carol Brown, Eastern Suffolk BOCES
“Emma Walton Hamilton was the commencement speaker at our high school graduation, and spoke to an audience that encompassed 1100 parents, faculty and community members and 160 students. Her speech was motivating, moving and insightful. Her delivery was passionate and exciting. She immediately connected with the audience and left them inspired them to dream!”
Dr. Nicholas Dyno, Principal, Southampton High School
“Emma’s presence was real…inspiring…comforting. Emma’s connection to our staff, volunteers and guests was like that of catching up with a dear friend. She made a lasting impact.”
Sarah Starr, Community Relations Director, Childcare Resources of Indian River.
“Emma Walton Hamilton provided a heartfelt presentation for our guests that all found meaningful and useful. We so appreciate the way she incorporated the mission of our organization into her message.”
Pam King, Executive Director, Childcare Resources of Indian River
“International Performing Arts for Youth (IPAY) is extremely grateful for the memorable keynote address delivered by Ms. Walton Hamilton at our International Showcase at the Tampa Bay Performing Arts Centre. It was essential for our organization to launch our 30th anniversary event with a message of sincerity, motivation and inspiration and Emma’s comments provided exactly the infusion of enthusiasm, wit and insight that we were looking for. It was a sincere pleasure to have a speaker that was able to identify with and connect to our community of artists, educators, agents and presenters with a message that was tailored to our needs, and spoke to our issues in a very real and genuine way.”
J. Boomer Stacey, President, & Colleen Porter, VP – Programming, International Performing Arts for Youth (IPAY)
“Emma Walton Hamilton, along with her mother, Julie Andrews, served as the national Ambassadors for our “Kids Night on Broadway” program. Emma spoke publicly on our behalf at press conferences, special events and in public service announcements, and we found her speaking to be professional, heartfelt, compelling and credible. She has a wonderful and warm personality along with an intelligent and experienced tone and manner. Emma went the ‘extra mile’ to support the program and was pro-active in coming up with creative new ideas.”
Jan Svendsen, The League of American Theatres and Producers Inc.
“Emma Walton Hamilton has spoken publicly at a number of Target’s national philanthropic events. Whether from the main stage at the First Lady’s National Book Festival or similar events in Chicago, Los Angeles and Boston, Emma has always been a crowd favorite. Her ability to clearly connect with any audience is a rare gift.”
Michael Francis, Executive Vice President, Marketing – Target Stores
Among the Topics Emma has addressed in Speaking Engagements:
Arts Advocacy / Arts Education
Literacy – Getting and/or Keeping Kids Reading, Motivating Kids to Write, Writing Family Stories, Advocacy
Childrens’ Books – Writing, Publishing, Editing, Marketing, Industry Overview
Parenting / Parent-Child Relationships / Mothers and Daughters