Public Speaking

Tom Stader is the Founder of The Library Project, an organization that donates libraries to under-financed schools, community centers, and orphanages in Asia. He believes that education is the key motivator to breaking the cycle of poverty that exists in the developing world. Tom’s message that anyone can take a simple idea and grow it into something that can change the world makes him a unique and inspiring speaker.

Tom has spoken throughout China, Hong Kong, Vietnam, and the United States. He has been a three-time speaker at the Rotary Club of Beijing, two-time speaker at the Rotary Club of Shanghai, and two time TEDx speaker (Guangzhou and Nanjing) as well as speaking at the Shanghai Chamber of Commerce, Xi’an International Business Forum, Shanghai World Expo, and countless corporate and organization events.

A message of hope (and hard work)

In 2006 at the age of 32, Tom had a simple idea to donate libraries to two orphanages in China. Soon after those libraries were complete, Tom founded The Library Project. Since then, Tom and his dedicated team have completed 2,900 library donations throughout Cambodia, China, and Vietnam; over 1,000,000 eager young readers now have access to 1,800,000 local language children’s books.

Establishing a non-profit organization wasn’t easy, Tom ran into countless challenges and took many risks over the years—some that worked and others that didn’t. But with hard work and determination, Tom was able to overcome the challenges and created an organization that has a razor-sharp focus on program-specific results. Tom pledges to make every donated dollar count and prides himself on financial efficiency, donor accountability, and operational transparency.

Complete List of Past Speaking Engagements