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Tiffany  Shlain

Tiffany Shlain

Filmmaker, Founder of Webbys & Author


Tiffany Shlain's inspirational keynotes bring her one-of-a-kind messages to life with dynamic audience engagement, extraordinary visuals, and the captivating story of her going from founding The Webby Awards, as one of the only women in the Internet world, to being a passionate leader in how taking breaks from technology regularly leads to more productivity, creativity, curiosity, teamwork, connection, and overall wellbeing. She is currently helping companies around the globe find an even better way to flourish in the new hybrid world: Creating the Future of Work and Wellbeing. Read More >

Included on NPR's list of "Best Commencement Speeches Ever," Shlain is also an Emmy-nominated filmmaker and author of the national bestselling book 24/6: Giving up Screens One Day a Week to Get More Time, Creativity, and Connection, which won the Marshall McLuhan Outstanding Book Award.

Shlain has received over 80 awards and distinctions for her leadership, films and work, including selection by the Albert Einstein Foundation's as one of the 100 visionaries who carry on his legacy, and being listed as one of Newsweek's "Women Shaping the 21st Century." She appears regularly in The New York Times and The Washington Post, and her work has been referenced on Jeopardy! and in The New York Times crossword puzzle. Read Less ^

Speaker Videos

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Speech Topics

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

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? What does leadership require in today's work climate? This talk offers effective answers for the new workplace.

24/6: 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 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 an inspirational blueprint for how to do it yourself.

Making Things Happen: Turning an Idea into Reality

From creating the Webby Awards, to making award-winning films and national bestselling books, to her recent sold-out show at MoMA in NYC, Shlain illuminates her process for taking an idea into action. In this riveting, highly visual and inspirational talk, she shares creating space to have new ideas, developing projects with advisory boards, fundraising and marketing projects to produce supersonic launches into the world.

American Jewish Identity in the 21st Century

Known for updating Jewish ideas in creative, and innovative ways, Shlain will use the journey through her projects (Sundance Film Festival hit film The Tribe, The Making of a Mensch, and her book about tech Shabbats, 24/6) to inspire audiences to use Jewish wisdom, in updated ways, to flourish in today's world.

Getting to a Gender Balanced World That’s Better for Everyone

Shlain gives a rousing reframing of women and power, highlighting the importance of shifting from a perspective of scarcity to one of abundance. She presents ways to create a gender equitable world—one that works better for everyone: all races, all classes, all ages. She brings her inspirational and acclaimed film that premiered at TEDWomen, 50/50: The 10,000 Year History of Women + Power to life with this talk.

The Science of Character: How to Flourish in Today’s World

The Science of Character explores in a highly entertaining and visual way the neuroscience and social science that shows we can develop—in ourselves and in others—strengths like grit, gratitude, creativity, optimism, bravery, and self-control.