Included on NPR's list of

"Best Commencement Speeches, Ever." 

One of Albert Einstein Foundation's

"100 Visions of the Future"

One of Newsweek's

"Women Shaping the 21st Century"


Tiffany Shlain is an award-winning filmmaker, founder of the Webby Awards, and world-renowned dynamic speaker known for her highly visual, big picture, provocative, inspiring, engaging and powerful keynotes.

Tiffany's talk experiences explore topics ranging from the relationship between humanity and technology, to gender and women's rights, to neuroscience and creativity. She is currently engaging audiences around the globe with her talk about the power of unplugging one day a week.

During the pandemic, Tiffany has uniquely translated these dynamic experiences to the Zoom world. Her Zoom experiences have been called "the most engaging Zoom of the pandemic."

Email to find out about both in-person and Zoom talks.

Where Tiffany Speaks

Tiffany has keynoted at a wide range of places: from Google, Harvard, and NASA, to being closing speaker at both TEDWomen and TEDMED, to The Chicago Ideas Festival, The Aspen Institute, and the UCBerkeley Commencement Speech. She has also spoken at hundreds of smaller gatherings across the country and globe. 

What People Say

"Exceptional."  - Amy Goodman, Host of Democracy Now

"Phenomenal." - Farai Chideya, Journalist, Author, Academic

"Gobsmacked." - Rick Smolan, Author of The Good Fight

Tiffany’s keynote at The Women of Vision gala was the highest rated speakers we have ever had!”  - Barbara Gee, The Anita Borg Institute

“We were absolutely thrilled with Tiffany’s presentation! We’ve heard it was the best luncheon speaker ever.”   Amy Vogel, Princeton Jewish Federation

“Tiffany always kills it, but this year at Chicago Ideas Week she blew the audience away by performing her latest film, 30,000 Days, live onstage. The performance is a powerful and edgy examination of individual purpose in the context of the collective good.”   - Gabrielle Zuckerman, Chicago Ideas Director of Programming 

Other Quotes About Tiffany's Work

“With humor, and with a creativity all her own, Tiffany illuminates the issues that affect us all — including environmental degradation, dizzying technological innovation and population growth — and helps us to understand our inter-relationship with the world in a way that is both freeing and inspiring.” – Al Gore, Former Vice President

“Director Tiffany Shlain delivered what was, improbably, both the most thought-provoking and the most personally emotional documentary of the whole festival. It will change your thinking, and what more can a documentary do?” – Michael Dunaway, Paste Magazine

“Indeed, Shlain’s film does go wide — it’s like a rubber band stretching in multiple directions while not breaking. Examining the ways in which technology can productively unite our global citizenry, her work details nothing less than the history of consciousness and its arrival within today’s always-on, hyper-wired mind.”– Scott Macaulay, Filmmaker Magazine

“A highly energized romp through a myriad of ideas about where the human race is headed.” – James Greenberg, The Hollywood Reporter



Email about both in-person and Zoom talks.