Green Festival Speakers

Alex Steffen



Steffen has been the executive editor of Worldchanging since he cofounded the organization in 2003. Worldchanging is rated the second largest sustainabilityrelated publication on the Internet by Nielsen Online and boasts an impressive archive of almost 9,000 articles by leading thinkers around the world.

Steffen was also the editor of Worldchanging's wildly successful first book Worldchanging: A User's Guide for the 21st Century, a 600page compendium of writings from more than 60 noted leaders around the world with a foreword by Al Gore and introduction by Bruce Sterling. Steffen's work has been subject of stories in the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, The Guardian and other leading publications. His essays have been translated into German, French, Japanese, Portuguese and Spanish, and widely reprinted and anthologized.

Recently Steffen was the subject of a CNN documentary that envisions possibilities for the future and was featured as one of six leading innovators in the New York Times Sunday Magazine's Ecotecture issue. He has also spoken and keynoted at many of the most renowned design and innovation conferences, including TED, Pop!Tech, and Design Indaba.

We find ourselves facing two futures, one unthinkable and the other currently unimaginable, says Steffen, My beat is looking for ways to create a future which is sustainable, dynamic, prosperous and faira future which is both bright and green. WorldChanging is based on the premise that such a future is not a distant possibility, but a growing reality. We seek to connect worldchanging people with the tools, models and ideas for building it.