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Tony  Wagner

Tony Wagner

Education Specialist


Tony Wagner currently serves as an Expert In Residence at Harvard University’s new Innovation Lab. Prior to this appointment, Wagner was the first Innovation Education Fellow at the Technology & Entrepreneurship Center at Harvard, and the founder and co-director of the Change Leadership Group at the Harvard Graduate School of Education for more than a decade. His previous work experience includes twelve years as a high school teacher, K-8 principal, university professor in teacher education, and founding executive director of Educators for Social Responsibility. Read More >

Wagner is a frequent speaker at national and international conferences and a widely published author. His work includes numerous articles and six books. Wagner’s latest, Most Likely To Succeed: Preparing Our Kids for The Innovation Era, co-authored by Ted Dintersmith, was just published by Scribner. Creating Innovators: The Making of Young People Who Will Change The World, was published by Scribner in 2012 to rave reviews and has been translated into 12 languages. His 2008 book, The Global Achievement Gap continues to be an international best seller, with a Second Edition recently released.

Wagner recently served as the Strategic Education Advisor for a major new education documentary, Most Likely to Succeed, which had its world premiere at the 2015 Sundance Film Festival. He also collaborated with noted filmmaker Robert Compton to create a 60 minute documentary, The Finland Phenomenon: Inside The World’s Most Surprising School System in 2010.

Tony Wagner earned an M.A.T. and an Ed.D. at the Harvard University Graduate School of Education. Read Less ^

Speaker Videos

Creating Innovators: The Making of Young People


Speech Topics

Learning to Innovate, Innovating to Learn

Education Reform

The Global Achievement Gap