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Jason Silva          

Emmy-nominated TV Personality; Futurist; Host of National Geographic Channel’s “Brain Games”

Jason Silva is an Emmy-nominated and world renown TV personality, storyteller, filmmaker, and sought-after keynote speaker and futurist. His goal is to use technology to excite people about philosophy and science.

Silva is known for hosting 5 seasons of the Emmy-nominated, global hit TV series "Brain Games", on the National Geographic Channel, broadcasted in over 171 countries. He is also known for his YouTube series "Shots of Awe" which is a weekly "micro-documentaries" on creativity, mindfulness, exponential technology, futurism, existentialism and the human condition.

A global keynote speaker, Silva has given talks at events for Microsoft, Intel, Cisco, Oracle, Adobe, Electronic Arts, Cannes Lions, Tribeca Film Festival, National Geographic, Discovery Channel, 20th Century Fox, Cosmopolitan, PHD Worldwide, Google Zeirgesit, TED Global, The Economist, and more.

Speech Topics


Innovation

Jason has presented his work twice at The Economist Ideas fest, including giving a presentation on "innovation and inspiration" at their Berkeley event. Jason elucidates the relationship between 'out of the box thinking' and innovation-- and highlights the role of "inspiration" in de-conditioning our thinking" in order to arrive at these innovative, insightful moments. He has spoken at numerous advertising agencies on this topic as well, including at Berlin/Cameron United and Saatchi and Saatchi's 7x7 event.

Creativity

People say 'creativity is just putting things together"... and this is exactly what Jason addresses when explaining creativity--- His talks focus on "expanding our associative net" and teaching ourselves to look for patterns across seemingly disparate areas.. He talks about the importance of removing ourselves from habituated mental patterns and pulling ourselves drastically out of context in order to "gawk in amazement at the ubiquitous everyday wonder's we're culturally conditioned to ignore" and have creative insights.

Technology

The rapid, exponential growth rate of technological development is transforming our world, disrupting established industries and leading us towards a radical transformation in many key areas. There are 3 overlapping revolutions occurring in biotechnology, nanotechnology and artificial intelligence, all of which game-changers. Jason's unique approach towards placing these transformations in context and "looking at the big picture" has made him a sought after speaker who brings an enthralling vision of what's next.

Awe / Wonder

People are always looking for inspiration and AWE, but only recently did a study from Stanford confirm that TRANSCENDENT AWE has numerous health benefits. But how do we put ourselves into these states of Wonder and Awe? Jason's highly viral series of short films have literally ignited a conversation about the role of content and media in creating "awe-inspiring" experiences. His video and talk look at AWE as a pivotal ingredient in making ideas resonate and disseminate. As a self-professed "epiphany addict and wonderjunkie", Jason has been compared to Carl Sagan for his unique ability to convey a sense of awe with this talks and work.

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