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Alex Steffen

Author of "Carbon Zero: Imagining Cities That Can Save the Planet"

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 Alex Steffen Biography

Alex Steffen is the thinking-person's optimist. His inspiring, provocative talks about our future pack houses around the world. Whether explaining humanity's best solutions (in Worldchanging), imagining the opportunities to be found in climate-neutral cities (in Carbon Zero), or sharing breakthrough insights into the powerful forces now driving worldwide change (in the forthcoming Planetary), Steffen, as the New York Times says, "lays out the blueprint for a successful century.

Steffen has a rare ability to connect planetary thinking to our most practical concerns, and his lively, engaging talks have wowed hundreds of audiences with their combination of practical sense, visionary insight and humor. From the stage of the TED Conference to boardrooms of leading corporations to lecture halls in some of the world's most prestigious universities, Steffen has shown a remarkable talent for helping audiences understand the role of world-changing ideas and trends in their own lives and work.

From 2003-2010, Steffen built his track record as a visionary by leading the pioneering website Worldchanging.com. Under his guidance, the solutions-based magazine became the second-largest sustainability site on the planet. Its 12,000 articles won many of the Web's highest honors, including being a 2008 Webby Official Honoree and a winner of the Utne Independent Press Award.

Steffen's first Worldchanging book was an international best-seller; Al Gore remarks in his introduction to the book, "Taken together, these solutions present a picture of a future that is not dark or catastrophic, but one that is full of hope and within our grasp." Steffen's Worldchanging 2.0, a monumental anthology focusing on cities and urban issues, garnered further critical acclaim. His latest book, Carbon Zero, has been hailed as "a breakthrough," a "deep and inspiring manual for imagining how our cities can become the solution to our climate woes" and a vision of how to "survive and even thrive in the face of a planetary challenge that political leaders... have been reluctant to face."

Steffen has been named to numerous lists of leading innovators and has served as an adviser to more than 100 NGOs and businesses, exploring "bright green" strategies to help them thrive in a complex and turbulent future. "The really shocking truth for most of us isn't how bad things are," says Alex Steffen, "it's how good things can get."

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Carbon Zero: Imagining Cities That Can Save the Planet

Carbon Zero: Imagining Cities That Can Save the Planet

Worldchanging, Revised Edition: A User's Guide for the 21st Century

Worldchanging, Revised Edition: A User's Guide for the 21st Century

A Pivotal Moment: Population, Justice, and the Environmental Challenge

A Pivotal Moment: Population, Justice, and the Environmental Challenge

Worldchanging: A User's Guide for the 21st Century

Worldchanging: A User's Guide for the 21st Century

Speaking Topics
  • Carbon Zero: Imagining Cities That Can Save the Planet

    Cities are the answer to climate change, energy challenges and resource scarcity. How we grow our cities, how we choose to get around in them, how we provide housing, how well we incorporate nature into the places we live-
    • these are the challenges that will largely determine our future... and the future of the planet. Steffen tackles the latest successful urban innovations and looks at how quality of life is actually improved in the process of retrofitting our cities for the seemingly impossible, yet surprisingly practical, goal of carbon neutrality.

  • How to Think Like a Worldchanger

    In these optimistic and customizable talks, Steffen shows us the worldchanging solutions and people who are meeting the planet's most pressing problems in innovative and creative ways-
    • and how we can all learn from their examples to think about our own futures. By understanding the outlook these pioneers, inventors and change leaders bring to the problems they face, we can all learn to think like worldchangers, and find new solutions to the problems around us in our own lives and workplaces. An extremely popular keynote for business and professional conferences and universities.

  • Bright Green Strategies for Thriving in Tough Times

    There's a new green in town: one that shows that aggressively pursuing sustainability can actually deliver big competitive advantages, especially when times are tough. Many of the regions leading the global race for sustainable prosperity-
    • from the City of Vancouver to the nation of Denmark-
    • have formally adopted Steffen's "bright green" thinking. In this talk, Steffen showcases this new approach to saving the planet by seeking out competitive opportunities to address the scope, scale and speed of the changes we're called to make. Big changes, Steffen says, can mean big success for companies and cities. Regular people will find it inspiring. Business leaders will find it revealing and actionable. With authority, ingenuity, and hope, Steffen, in this talk, hits the epicenter of the next big trend: a bright (prosperous) and green (sustainable) future.

  • The Future for Beginners

    Having foresight and being able to think clearly about new trends and patterns aren't skills reserved just for those who call themselves "futurists." Many of the tools futurists use can be used in our own lives and businesses to help us understand the changes around us and make better decisions, today. In this light-hearted talk, Steffen offers a few simple, memorable guidelines to help audiences begin to look into the future themselves.

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  • HOW TO BOOK Alex Steffen?

    Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Alex Steffen for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment for over 15 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers. Fill out a booking request form for Alex Steffen, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get pricing information and check availability for Alex Steffen or any other celebrity of your choice.
  • HOW MUCH DOES IT COST TO BOOK Alex Steffen?

    Booking fees for Alex Steffen, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies according to the circumstances, including the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. Speaker fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Alex Steffen, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • WHO IS THE AGENT FOR Alex Steffen?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Alex Steffen for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Alex Steffen for your next private or corporate function.
  • WHAT IS A FULL-SERVICE TALENT BOOKING AGENCY?

    All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Alex Steffen or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Alex Steffen or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.
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Alex Steffen

Author of "Carbon Zero: Imagining Cities That Can Save the Planet"

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Alex Steffen Biography

Alex Steffen is the thinking-person's optimist. His inspiring, provocative talks about our future pack houses around the world. Whether explaining humanity's best solutions (in Worldchanging), imagining the opportunities to be found in climate-neutral cities (in Carbon Zero), or sharing breakthrough insights into the powerful forces now driving worldwide change (in the forthcoming Planetary), Steffen, as the New York Times says, "lays out the blueprint for a successful century.

Steffen has a rare ability to connect planetary thinking to our most practical concerns, and his lively, engaging talks have wowed hundreds of audiences with their combination of practical sense, visionary insight and humor. From the stage of the TED Conference to boardrooms of leading corporations to lecture halls in some of the world's most prestigious universities, Steffen has shown a remarkable talent for helping audiences understand the role of world-changing ideas and trends in their own lives and work.

From 2003-2010, Steffen built his track record as a visionary by leading the pioneering website Worldchanging.com. Under his guidance, the solutions-based magazine became the second-largest sustainability site on the planet. Its 12,000 articles won many of the Web's highest honors, including being a 2008 Webby Official Honoree and a winner of the Utne Independent Press Award.

Steffen's first Worldchanging book was an international best-seller; Al Gore remarks in his introduction to the book, "Taken together, these solutions present a picture of a future that is not dark or catastrophic, but one that is full of hope and within our grasp." Steffen's Worldchanging 2.0, a monumental anthology focusing on cities and urban issues, garnered further critical acclaim. His latest book, Carbon Zero, has been hailed as "a breakthrough," a "deep and inspiring manual for imagining how our cities can become the solution to our climate woes" and a vision of how to "survive and even thrive in the face of a planetary challenge that political leaders... have been reluctant to face."

Steffen has been named to numerous lists of leading innovators and has served as an adviser to more than 100 NGOs and businesses, exploring "bright green" strategies to help them thrive in a complex and turbulent future. "The really shocking truth for most of us isn't how bad things are," says Alex Steffen, "it's how good things can get."

Alex Steffen Videos

  • Alex Steffen: The shareable future of cities
  • CGI VFX Breakdowns HD: "Vestel Northpole" - by Alex & Steffen ...
  • Reinvent Adaptive Cities with Alex Steffen - Highlights - YouTube

Alex Steffen Books

Alex Steffen Speaking Topics

  • Carbon Zero: Imagining Cities That Can Save the Planet

    Cities are the answer to climate change, energy challenges and resource scarcity. How we grow our cities, how we choose to get around in them, how we provide housing, how well we incorporate nature into the places we live-
    • these are the challenges that will largely determine our future... and the future of the planet. Steffen tackles the latest successful urban innovations and looks at how quality of life is actually improved in the process of retrofitting our cities for the seemingly impossible, yet surprisingly practical, goal of carbon neutrality.

  • How to Think Like a Worldchanger

    In these optimistic and customizable talks, Steffen shows us the worldchanging solutions and people who are meeting the planet's most pressing problems in innovative and creative ways-
    • and how we can all learn from their examples to think about our own futures. By understanding the outlook these pioneers, inventors and change leaders bring to the problems they face, we can all learn to think like worldchangers, and find new solutions to the problems around us in our own lives and workplaces. An extremely popular keynote for business and professional conferences and universities.

  • Bright Green Strategies for Thriving in Tough Times

    There's a new green in town: one that shows that aggressively pursuing sustainability can actually deliver big competitive advantages, especially when times are tough. Many of the regions leading the global race for sustainable prosperity-
    • from the City of Vancouver to the nation of Denmark-
    • have formally adopted Steffen's "bright green" thinking. In this talk, Steffen showcases this new approach to saving the planet by seeking out competitive opportunities to address the scope, scale and speed of the changes we're called to make. Big changes, Steffen says, can mean big success for companies and cities. Regular people will find it inspiring. Business leaders will find it revealing and actionable. With authority, ingenuity, and hope, Steffen, in this talk, hits the epicenter of the next big trend: a bright (prosperous) and green (sustainable) future.

  • The Future for Beginners

    Having foresight and being able to think clearly about new trends and patterns aren't skills reserved just for those who call themselves "futurists." Many of the tools futurists use can be used in our own lives and businesses to help us understand the changes around us and make better decisions, today. In this light-hearted talk, Steffen offers a few simple, memorable guidelines to help audiences begin to look into the future themselves.

FAQs on booking Alex Steffen

  • How to book Alex Steffen?

    Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Alex Steffen for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment for over 15 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers. Fill out a booking request form for Alex Steffen, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get pricing information and check availability for Alex Steffen or any other celebrity of your choice.
  • How much does it cost to book Alex Steffen?

    Booking fees for Alex Steffen, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies according to the circumstances, including the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. Speaker fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Alex Steffen, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • Who is the agent for Alex Steffen?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Alex Steffen for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Alex Steffen for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service talent booking agency?

    All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Alex Steffen or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Alex Steffen or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.

Alex Steffen is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics . The estimated speaking fee range to book Alex Steffen for your event is $20,000 - $30,000. Alex Steffen generally travels from and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Harald Haas, Ben Goldacre, Geoffrey West, Mike Biddle and Jae Rhim Lee. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Alex Steffen for an upcoming event.

Alex Steffen Speaker Videos

  • Alex Steffen: The shareable future of cities
    CGI VFX Breakdowns HD: "Vestel Northpole" - by Alex & Steffen ...
  • Reinvent Adaptive Cities with Alex Steffen - Highlights - YouTube

Alex Steffen Speaking Topics

  • Carbon Zero: Imagining Cities That Can Save the Planet

    Cities are the answer to climate change, energy challenges and resource scarcity. How we grow our cities, how we choose to get around in them, how we provide housing, how well we incorporate nature into the places we live-
    • these are the challenges that will largely determine our future... and the future of the planet. Steffen tackles the latest successful urban innovations and looks at how quality of life is actually improved in the process of retrofitting our cities for the seemingly impossible, yet surprisingly practical, goal of carbon neutrality.

  • How to Think Like a Worldchanger

    In these optimistic and customizable talks, Steffen shows us the worldchanging solutions and people who are meeting the planet's most pressing problems in innovative and creative ways-
    • and how we can all learn from their examples to think about our own futures. By understanding the outlook these pioneers, inventors and change leaders bring to the problems they face, we can all learn to think like worldchangers, and find new solutions to the problems around us in our own lives and workplaces. An extremely popular keynote for business and professional conferences and universities.

  • Bright Green Strategies for Thriving in Tough Times

    There's a new green in town: one that shows that aggressively pursuing sustainability can actually deliver big competitive advantages, especially when times are tough. Many of the regions leading the global race for sustainable prosperity-
    • from the City of Vancouver to the nation of Denmark-
    • have formally adopted Steffen's "bright green" thinking. In this talk, Steffen showcases this new approach to saving the planet by seeking out competitive opportunities to address the scope, scale and speed of the changes we're called to make. Big changes, Steffen says, can mean big success for companies and cities. Regular people will find it inspiring. Business leaders will find it revealing and actionable. With authority, ingenuity, and hope, Steffen, in this talk, hits the epicenter of the next big trend: a bright (prosperous) and green (sustainable) future.

  • The Future for Beginners

    Having foresight and being able to think clearly about new trends and patterns aren't skills reserved just for those who call themselves "futurists." Many of the tools futurists use can be used in our own lives and businesses to help us understand the changes around us and make better decisions, today. In this light-hearted talk, Steffen offers a few simple, memorable guidelines to help audiences begin to look into the future themselves.

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This website is a resource for event professionals and strives to provide the most comprehensive catalog of thought leaders and industry experts to consider for speaking engagements. A listing or profile on this website does not imply an agency affiliation or endorsement by the talent.

All American Entertainment (AAE) exclusively represents the interests of talent buyers, and does not claim to be the agency or management for any speaker or artist on this site. AAE is a talent booking agency for paid events only. We do not handle requests for donation of time or media requests for interviews, and cannot provide celebrity contact information.

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