Yext Announces Neil deGrasse Tyson to Keynote ONWARD18

Award-winning astrophysicist and author to take the stage at Yext's annual conference

NEW YORK, April 19, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Yext, Inc. (NYSE: YEXT), the leader in Digital Knowledge Management (DKM), today announced renowned astrophysicist and science communicator Neil deGrasse Tyson as a keynote speaker at ONWARD18. ONWARD will take place Oct. 23-25, 2018 at Jazz at Lincoln Center's Frederick P. Rose Hall in New York City.

"Neil deGrasse Tyson is the world's preeminent astrophysicist and one of the most inspiring minds in science, technology and innovation.  We are thrilled to welcome him to ONWARD18," said Yext CEO Howard Lerman. "As the rise of AI-powered services pushes us to think beyond what we previously thought possible, Dr. Tyson will inspire ONWARD guests with his vision of the future that science and technology open for us all."

Tyson will speak on "Ten Things you Should Know about the Universe," covering topics that everyone who is cosmically literate should have at their fingertips, because knowledge is power.

Tyson is an accomplished astrophysicist and a New York Times bestselling author. He is the fifth head of the world-renowned Hayden Planetarium in New York City and the first occupant of its Frederick P. Rose Directorship. He is also a research associate of the Department of Astrophysics at the American Museum of Natural History. Tyson is the recipient of twenty honorary doctorates and the NASA Distinguished Public Service Medal, the highest award given by NASA to a non-government citizen.

As intelligent services change the way we live and do business, marketers and technology leaders need to understand how knowledge is power for their businesses. ONWARD brings together the smartest minds in marketing and technology to explore how AI, digital assistants, and intelligent services will shape our world in the years to come.

Early bird registration for ONWARD18 is now open. Visit to learn more.

About Yext
Yext (NYSE: YEXT) is the leading Digital Knowledge Management (DKM) platform. Yext's mission is to give companies control over their brand experiences across the digital universe of maps, apps, search engines, voice assistants, and other intelligent services that drive consumer discovery, decision, and action. Today, thousands of businesses including brands like Taco Bell, Rite Aid, and Steward Health use the Yext Knowledge Engine™ to manage their digital knowledge in order to boost brand engagement, drive foot traffic, and increase sales.

Yext has been named a Best Place to Work by Fortune and Great Place to Work® as well as a Best Workplace for Women. Yext is headquartered in New York City with offices in Berlin, Chicago, Dallas, Geneva, London, Paris, Tyson's Corner, San Francisco, Shanghai, and Tokyo.  For more information, visit

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