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Speaker Bio

Tiffany Shlain is an Emmy-nominated filmmaker, speaker, bestselling author, and founder of The Webby Awards. She has received over 80 awards and distinctions for her films and work, including selection for the Albert Einstein Foundation’s initiative Genius: 100 Visions for the Future, being on NPR’s list of Best Commencement Speeches, and being named by Newsweek as “one of the women shaping the 21st century.”

She is the recipient for the 2021 Creating The Future Award from the Maui Film Festival. The Museum of Modern Art in New York premiered her live one-woman “Spoken Cinema” show, Dear Human right before the pandemic.

Tiffany’s book 24/6: The Power of Unplugging One Day a Week was published by Simon & Schuster’s Gallery Books and has been featured in the New York Times, Harvard Business Review, and the Washington Post. 24/6 received The Marshall McLuhan Outstanding Book Award, a starred review from Publisher’s Weekly and was included on bestseller lists including Best Business Books, Top Tech Books and the Library Journal national bestseller list and Best High Tech Audio Books.

24/6 explores her family’s decade-long, transformative practice of turning off screens one day each week for what they call their Technology Shabbats; the past, present and future of technology; and the effects our 24/7 world has on individuals, our relationships, and our society.

Tiffany Shlain

The Sundance Film Festival has premiered four of her films, including her acclaimed feature documentary Connected: An Autobiography about Love, Death & Technology, which the New York Times hailed as “high-tech Terry Gilliam,” and “examining everything from the Big Bang to Twitter.” The US State Department has selected four of Shlain’s films including Connected to represent the US at embassies around the world for their American Film Showcase, and she serves as a film expert for selected envoys.

Tiffany’s film 50/50: Rethinking the Past, Present, and Future of Women + Power, premiered live at TEDWomen, at 275 TEDx’s globally, and on Refinery29. It was the centerpiece film for first annual 50/50 Day which had over 11,000 screenings around the globe all linked together in an online discussion about what it’s going to take to get to a more gender balanced world. Her films and art installations have shown at museums including MoMA NYC and the Leonardo da Vinci Museum.

The Future Starts Here was nominated for an Emmy Award in New Approaches: Arts, Lifestyle, Culture and has over 40 million views to date. Shlain’s films employ her signature style of fast-paced images, colorful animations, deep scientific research, and daring and funny insights to encourage us all to think about where we’re headed in our increasingly connected world.

Keynote Topic #1

The Future of Work & Wellbeing: Creating the New Work/ Life Balance in Our New Hybrid World

A dynamic presentation with interactive components for employees and employers, together.

As we reemerge from the pandemic, companies everywhere are asking:


  • How do we work smarter?
  • How do we maximize the benefits of technology (including remote work) while maintaining quality in-person office time?
  • How do we create a work culture where both employers and employees can prosper?


This talk offers effective answers for the new workplace.

Keynote Topic #2

Reset, Reflect, Recharge: The Power of Unplugging One Day a Week

Tiffany Shlain will explore in her inspiring talk how turning off screens one day a week can work wonders on your brain, body, and soul.  By doing this practice for over a decade, Internet pioneer and renowned filmmaker Tiffany Shlain and her family have gained more time, productivity, connection, and presence.

Drawn from the ancient ritual of Shabbat, living 24/6 can work for anyone from any background.


With humor and wisdom, Shlain shares her story, offers lessons she has learned, and provides a blueprint for how to do it yourself

Keynote Topic #3

Making Things Happen: Turning an Idea into a Reality

From creating the Webby Awards, to making award-winning films and books, to her recent show at MoMA in NYC, Tiffany illuminates her process for taking an idea into action.

In this riveting and highly visual talk, Tiffany shares creating space to have new ideas, developing projects with advisory boards, fundraising and marketing projects to produce supersonic launches into the world.

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  • WeSpeak Global
    05/01/2022 at 2:42 pm

    “Tiffany’s keynote at The Women of Vision gala was the highest rated speakers we have ever had!”

    – Barbara Gee, The Anita Borg Institute

  • WeSpeak Global
    05/01/2022 at 2:42 pm

    “Tiffany gave a brilliant visionary talk that blew away the audience.”

    – Elan Divon. Genius 100 Visions Innovation Summit Producer, The Albert Einstein Foundation

  • WeSpeak Global
    05/01/2022 at 2:42 pm

    ​”Tiffany’s TEDWomen talks all ended with audiences jumping to their feet, applauding and lining up to meet her.”

    – Betsy Scolnik, Co-producer TEDWomen

  • WeSpeak Global
    05/01/2022 at 2:41 pm

    “A highly energized romp through a myriad of ideas about where the human race is headed.”

    – James Greenberg, The Hollywood Reporter

  • WeSpeak Global
    05/01/2022 at 2:41 pm

    “It was great to present the premiere of Tiffany Shlain’s Dear Human as part of MoMA’s Doc Fortnight 2020. It received a standing ovation -the audience loved it!”

    – Kathy Brew, Curator MoMA NYC

  • WeSpeak Global
    05/01/2022 at 2:41 pm

    “You not so much as book Tiffany but absorb her; her stimulating message, infectious aura, cinematic style and 10/10 environment. The message was as prescient as it was powerful. My only regret is that we needed a bigger zoom room.”
    – Professor David Dunkley, Cardiff School of Journalism

  • WeSpeak Global
    05/01/2022 at 2:41 pm

    “My congregation could have listened to her authentic stories and insights for hours.”

    – Rabbi Karen Glazer Perolman, Congregation B’nai Jeshurun

  • WeSpeak Global
    05/01/2022 at 2:41 pm

    “Tiffany always kills it, but this year she blew the audience away by performing her latest film, 30,000 Days, live onstage.”

    – Gabrielle Zuckerman, Chicago Ideas Director of Programming

  • WeSpeak Global
    05/01/2022 at 2:40 pm

    ​”The most engaging Zoom experience of the pandemic.”

    – Lauren Schiller, NPR’s Inflection Point

  • WeSpeak Global
    05/01/2022 at 2:39 pm

    “With humor, and with a creativity all her own, Tiffany illuminates the issues that affect us all …

    in a way that is both freeing and inspiring.”

    – Al Gore

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