Marc Prensky

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Transformative   …   Empowering   …   Visionary   …   Trailblazing   …   Provocative

About Marc — Bio

If your goal is to prepare people for the future, Marc Prensky will show you how to do it. 

A world-renowned thought leader, visionary, and generator of new ideas, Marc offers open-minded executive and leaders—on every continent—new and better ways to move into the future. Marc’s core skill is “re-framing,” i.e., getting people to see things in new ways.  Marc helps audiences think, feel, and act differently regarding their future work and lives. People who hear him ALWAYS leave with new thoughts and perspectives.

“It’s worth thinking about what Marc says.”

     — Ravi Venkatisan, former Chairman, Microsoft, India

Marc holds graduate degrees from Harvard and Yale Universities. He earned his MBA from the Harvard Business School with distinction, and spent 6 years at the famed Boston Consulting Group.

“Marc has always been ahead of his time.”

     — Michael Fullan, Author

Marc is known throughout the world for coining the terms “digital native” and “digital immigrant” both now in the Oxford English Dictionary. Marc has given keynotes in almost 50 countries on 6 continents, helping people all over the world re-frame their thinking. Marc’s keynotes are, fast-paced, enjoyable and engaging, and are tailored for each audience. His presentation style is energetic, informal, and direct. Marc is well-known for continually offering new, high-quality ideas and thinking to conference audiences.

Marc’s goal is to make people think, feel, and act differently regarding our fast-arriving future world.

Marc offers audiences — based on his keen, unique observations — new and better alternatives for succeeding in the fast-changing 21st century world. In Marc’s talks, 10 books, and over 200 essays, he offers the world what many have called “a breath of fresh air.”

Audiences leave Marc’s talks “buzzing” — with whole new ways of seeing the world, and a plethora of new ideas to implement.

Those who hear Marc speak leave inspired, grateful for new perspectives, and generally deep in thought. They take away new, positive ways of seeing their work, lives and children, and many new ideas to implement.

Marc’ has published 10 books. His 2015 book, EDUCATION TO BETTER THEIR WORLD: Unleashing the Power of 21st century Kids’ won a gold prize. Marc’s latest book, EMPOWERED!: Re-framing ‘Growing Up’ for a New Age (2022) has been called “transformative,” “insightful,” and a “must-read.”

Marc thrives on answering audience questions.

Marc believes ALL of today’s people have far more to contribute to the world than ever—if we bring out what is inside each of them.  He shows new ways to unleash the capabilities and power of all our world’s people in their new, digital age—including new frames for technology, new alternatives to our current education, new ways of parenting, and new ways to help our young people find meaningful work in a 21st-century world.

Marc loves ideas, and is happy to debate anyone, particularly those whose views are “mainstream.”. He has debated author Mark Bauerlein (The Dumbest Generation) on tour, and has done one-on-one, on-stage debates around the world. 

Marc will add energy to any onstage panel. He has appeared on high-level conference panels around the world.

Marc is a former Broadway actor and musician (lute, classical and flamenco guitar), whose ideas are taught today in universities around the world. He has been a teacher at all levels, from elementary to university. He was an early pioneer in the movement to use games for social change, creating the first video games-based training for financial traders, and later starting a successful company, which he ran for over a decade.

Marc speaks on a variety of topics related to young people and generational change. They include: “Changing Beliefs and Attitudes in a Tech-filled, AI world,” “An Update on Digital Natives and Immigrants,” “Beyond Education to Empowerment,” “From Jobs to Adding Unique Value,” “From ‘Tool-Users’ To ‘Symbiotic Empowered Hybrids’,” “From ‘The Final Pre-Internet Generation’ to the Connected Humans of The Future,” “Empowerment Hubs in Companies and Organizations,” and “EMPOTECH—a New Technology Category.”

Marc is trusted by companies large and small, universities, schools, and national security organizations around the world

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