Tiffany Shlain

Tiffany Shlain

Tiffany Shlain

Filmmaker | Let it Ripple Film Studio

Tiffany Shlain is an Emmy-nominated filmmaker and founder of The Webby Awards. Her films and work have received many awards and distinctions including the recent selection by The Albert Einstein Foundation’s initiative and book Genius: 100 Visions for the Future,  a Disruptive Innovation Award from Tribeca Film Festival, in Newsweek magazine’s list of “Women Shaping the 21st Century” and NPR’s list of best commencement speeches since 1776. Four of her films have premiered at Sundance, including her feature documentary “Connected,” and “The Tribe.” The US State Department selected four of her films to represent America at embassies globally for The American Film Showcase and she serves as a film expert for the US. As a speaker, Tiffany has presented at Harvard, NASA, and was the closing speaker for both TEDWomen and TEDMED. Her original series “The Future Starts Here” has received over 40 million views. She and her team have pioneered global days of film, discussion and action about important issues shaping our lives that unite over 200,000 live events all linked together online with speakers and one theme. Character Day explores questions and research around living a life of meaning and purpose with her films 30,000 Days and The Science of Character as the centerpiece. 50/50 Day focuses on gender equity, using her film 50/50: Rethinking the Past, Present & Future of Women + Power.  While Tiffany loves experimenting with the latest technology, for nearly a decade she turns off all screens with her husband and daughters (age 16 & 10) for what they call their Technology Shabbats which she explores in her films. Her new book on the subject 24/6: The Power of Unplugging One Day a Week was published by Simon & Schuster’s Gallery Books on Sept 24th, 2019. Twitter @tiffanyshlain