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Max  Stossel

Max Stossel

Award-Winning Artist & Founder of Social Awakening

Max Stossel

Award-Winning Artist & Founder of Social Awakening


Max Stossel is an award-winning artist, the Founder of Social Awakening: an organization dedicated to helping young people survive and thrive in the modern world, and the Youth & Education Advisor for the Center for Humane Technology, a group working to realign technology with humanity (as featured in The Social Dilemma).

Before working in this field, Max was a media strategist with an extensive background in social media. He ran social media for big brands, and later worked for a social media company where he designed some notifications to distract people.

He has spent the past seven years speaking with 100,000+ students, parents, and educators around the world about social media's impact on our lives, and creating resources to help manage that impact. Max provides a unique and much-needed perspective on the role of technology in our homes, schools, and in our society.

Speaker Videos

800 Middle & High School Students Realize They're Doing Something They Don't Like Doing

Social Media And Your Kids - Max Stossel Parent Presentation 2023

Speech Topics

Social Media & Your Kids

Max Stossel from Social Awakening will illustrate some of the specific ways technology is designed to be addictive & distracting, highlight how that's impacting our kids’ minds, and give recommendations on how to address some of the challenges you and your family are facing. This presentation concludes with open space to discuss what’s working and not working in our households.

We’ve Been Sneaking Into Your Brains

“We’ve Been Sneaking Into Your Brains” is a presentation for students. Max illustrates some of the specific ways technology is designed to be addictive & distracting, provides tools to help combat these designs, and opens up for a much needed discussion among peers about the impact of phones & social media on our lives.