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Vikki Tobak

Journalist, Producer & Author of "Contact High: A Visual History of Hip-Hop"

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Vikki Tobak Biography

Vikki Tobak is an author, journalist, and curator. She is the author of critically acclaimed books "Contact High: A Visual History of Hip-Hop" (Clarkson Potter/Random House), 2018); "Ice Cold: A Hip-Hop Jewelry History" (Taschen 2022) and "The Streets Win" (Rizzoli 2023). Her work has appeared in Complex, Rolling Stone, The FADER, ESPN’s The Undefeated, Mass Appeal, Paper, Vibe, i-D, the Detroit News, The Library of Congress and more.

Tobak is also the curator of the traveling Contact High exhibition at the Annenberg Space for Photography, The International Center of Photography, Manarat Al Saadiyat (MAS)in Abu Dhabi and MoPOP (Museum of Pop Culture). Tobak and the exhibition were nominated for a Lucie Foundation Award for Curator / Exhibition of the Year. She is a former producer and columnist for CBS, CNN and Bloomberg News.

Tobak got her start as a culture editor for Paper magazine before going on to work at Payday Records/Empire Management working with groups including Gang Starr, Jay-Z, Mos Def, Show and AG, Jeru and other hip-hop legends of the Golden Era. She has lectured widely about music photography and contemporary culture at American University, The Schomburg Center, The Kennedy Center, and the Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit.

Books
Ice Cold. A Hip-Hop Jewelry History

Ice Cold. A Hip-Hop Jewelry History

Contact High: A Visual History of Hip-Hop

Contact High: A Visual History of Hip-Hop

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  • How do I book Vikki Tobak to speak at my event?

    Our experienced booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure speakers like Vikki Tobak for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment since 2002. Click the Check Availability button above and complete the form on this page to check availability for Vikki Tobak, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get speaking fee information and check availability for Vikki Tobak or any other speaker of your choice.
  • What are the speaker fees for Vikki Tobak

    Speaking fees for Vikki Tobak, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. The estimated fees to book Vikki Tobak are under $10,000 for live events and available upon request for virtual events. For the most current speaking fee to hire Vikki Tobak, click the Check Availability button above and complete the form on this page, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak directly with an experienced booking agent.
  • What topics does Vikki Tobak speak about?

    Vikki Tobak is a keynote speaker and industry expert whose speaking topics include Authors, Culture, Entertainment, Journalism, Media, Producers and Directors, Science and Technology, Speakers by Industry, Technology Speakers.
  • Where does Vikki Tobak travel from?

    Vikki Tobak generally travels from Washington, DC, USA, but can be booked for private corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances across the country.
  • Who is Vikki Tobak’s agent?

    AAE Speakers Bureau has successfully booked keynote speakers like Vikki Tobak for clients worldwide since 2002. As a full-service speaker booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Please click the Check Availability button above and complete the form on this page including the details of your event, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Vikki Tobak for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service speaker booking agency?

    AAE Speakers Bureau is a full-service speaker booking agency, meaning we can completely manage the speaker’s or celebrity’s engagement with your organization from the time of booking your speaker through the event’s completion. We provide all of the services you need to host Vikki Tobak or any other speaker of your choice, including offer negotiation, contractual assistance, accounting and billing, and event speaker travel and logistics services. When you book a speaker with us, we manage the process of hosting a speaker for you as an extension of your team. Our goal is to give our clients peace of mind and a best-in-class service experience when booking a speaker with us.
  • Why is AAE Speakers Bureau different from other booking agencies?

    If you’re looking for the best, unbiased speaker recommendations, paired with a top-notch customer service experience, you’re in the right place. At AAE Speakers Bureau, we exclusively represent the interests of our clients - professional organizations, companies, universities, and associations. We intentionally do not represent the speakers we feature or book. That is so we can present our clients with the broadest and best performing set of speaker options in the market today, and we can make these recommendations without any obligation to promote a specific speaker over another. This is why when our agents suggest a speaker for your event, you can be assured that they are of the highest quality with a history of proven success with our other clients.
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Journalist, Producer & Author of "Contact High: A Visual History of Hip-Hop"

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Vikki Tobak Biography

Vikki Tobak is an author, journalist, and curator. She is the author of critically acclaimed books "Contact High: A Visual History of Hip-Hop" (Clarkson Potter/Random House), 2018); "Ice Cold: A Hip-Hop Jewelry History" (Taschen 2022) and "The Streets Win" (Rizzoli 2023). Her work has appeared in Complex, Rolling Stone, The FADER, ESPN’s The Undefeated, Mass Appeal, Paper, Vibe, i-D, the Detroit News, The Library of Congress and more.

Tobak is also the curator of the traveling Contact High exhibition at the Annenberg Space for Photography, The International Center of Photography, Manarat Al Saadiyat (MAS)in Abu Dhabi and MoPOP (Museum of Pop Culture). Tobak and the exhibition were nominated for a Lucie Foundation Award for Curator / Exhibition of the Year. She is a former producer and columnist for CBS, CNN and Bloomberg News.

Tobak got her start as a culture editor for Paper magazine before going on to work at Payday Records/Empire Management working with groups including Gang Starr, Jay-Z, Mos Def, Show and AG, Jeru and other hip-hop legends of the Golden Era. She has lectured widely about music photography and contemporary culture at American University, The Schomburg Center, The Kennedy Center, and the Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit.

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FAQs on booking Vikki Tobak

  • How do I book Vikki Tobak to speak at my event?

    Our experienced booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure speakers like Vikki Tobak for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment since 2002. Click the Check Availability button above and complete the form on this page to check availability for Vikki Tobak, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get speaking fee information and check availability for Vikki Tobak or any other speaker of your choice.
  • What are the speaker fees for Vikki Tobak

    Speaking fees for Vikki Tobak, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. The estimated fees to book Vikki Tobak are under $10,000 for live events and available upon request for virtual events. For the most current speaking fee to hire Vikki Tobak, click the Check Availability button above and complete the form on this page, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak directly with an experienced booking agent.
  • What topics does Vikki Tobak speak about?

    Vikki Tobak is a keynote speaker and industry expert whose speaking topics include Authors, Culture, Entertainment, Journalism, Media, Producers and Directors, Science and Technology, Speakers by Industry, Technology Speakers.
  • Where does Vikki Tobak travel from?

    Vikki Tobak generally travels from Washington, DC, USA, but can be booked for private corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances across the country.
  • Who is Vikki Tobak’s agent?

    AAE Speakers Bureau has successfully booked keynote speakers like Vikki Tobak for clients worldwide since 2002. As a full-service speaker booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Please click the Check Availability button above and complete the form on this page including the details of your event, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Vikki Tobak for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service speaker booking agency?

    AAE Speakers Bureau is a full-service speaker booking agency, meaning we can completely manage the speaker’s or celebrity’s engagement with your organization from the time of booking your speaker through the event’s completion. We provide all of the services you need to host Vikki Tobak or any other speaker of your choice, including offer negotiation, contractual assistance, accounting and billing, and event speaker travel and logistics services. When you book a speaker with us, we manage the process of hosting a speaker for you as an extension of your team. Our goal is to give our clients peace of mind and a best-in-class service experience when booking a speaker with us.
  • Why is AAE Speakers Bureau different from other booking agencies?

    If you’re looking for the best, unbiased speaker recommendations, paired with a top-notch customer service experience, you’re in the right place. At AAE Speakers Bureau, we exclusively represent the interests of our clients - professional organizations, companies, universities, and associations. We intentionally do not represent the speakers we feature or book. That is so we can present our clients with the broadest and best performing set of speaker options in the market today, and we can make these recommendations without any obligation to promote a specific speaker over another. This is why when our agents suggest a speaker for your event, you can be assured that they are of the highest quality with a history of proven success with our other clients.

Vikki Tobak is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics . The estimated speaking fee range to book Vikki Tobak for your event is $5,000 - $10,000. Vikki Tobak generally travels from Washington, DC, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Dan Runcie, Hasan Piker, Dima Khatib, Marcus Reeves and Alex Kantrowitz. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Vikki Tobak for an upcoming live or virtual event.

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This website is a resource for event professionals and strives to provide the most comprehensive catalog of thought leaders and industry experts to consider for speaking engagements. A listing or profile on this website does not imply an agency affiliation or endorsement by the talent.

All American Entertainment (AAE) exclusively represents the interests of talent buyers, and does not claim to be the agency or management for any speaker or artist on this site. AAE is a talent booking agency for paid events only. We do not handle requests for donation of time or media requests for interviews, and cannot provide celebrity contact information.

If you are the talent and wish to request a profile update or removal from our online directory, please submit a profile request form.

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