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Chris Messina

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Social Technology Expert & Head of West Coast Business Development at Republic; Original Inventor of the Hashtag, Co-Founder of Molly; Former Product Designer at Uber & Google

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Chris Messina Biography

Chris Messina is best known for inventing the hashtag in 2007 but he's been living on — and defining — the future of social media and social technology ever since. He's served on both developer platform and product design teams at Google and Uber, consulted with startups, and co-founded YC-backed conversational social AI company. He is the #1 Product Hunter and co-hosts the Techmeme Ride Home Experience, a popular tech analysis podcast. He currently is a Product Lead focused on founder experience at Republic, an innovative financial technology company.

Throughout his career, Messina has created movements online & off and catalyzed change in large and small organizations starting in 2004, when he helped organize the grassroots movement that propelled Mozilla Firefox to its first 100M downloads. In 2005, he co-organized the first BarCamp and then popularized the unconference event model, which spread to over 350 cities worldwide. In 2006, he opened the first coworking spaces in the world, giving rise to a global movement.

He lives in Oakland, California with his partner Jo and two children, Airis and Olivia.

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Social Technology Expert & Head of West Coast Business Development at Republic; Original Inventor of the Hashtag, Co-Founder of Molly; Former Product Designer at Uber & Google

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Chris Messina Biography

Chris Messina is best known for inventing the hashtag in 2007 but he's been living on — and defining — the future of social media and social technology ever since. He's served on both developer platform and product design teams at Google and Uber, consulted with startups, and co-founded YC-backed conversational social AI company. He is the #1 Product Hunter and co-hosts the Techmeme Ride Home Experience, a popular tech analysis podcast. He currently is a Product Lead focused on founder experience at Republic, an innovative financial technology company.

Throughout his career, Messina has created movements online & off and catalyzed change in large and small organizations starting in 2004, when he helped organize the grassroots movement that propelled Mozilla Firefox to its first 100M downloads. In 2005, he co-organized the first BarCamp and then popularized the unconference event model, which spread to over 350 cities worldwide. In 2006, he opened the first coworking spaces in the world, giving rise to a global movement.

He lives in Oakland, California with his partner Jo and two children, Airis and Olivia.

Chris Messina Videos

  • Keynote session with the inventor of hashtag, Chris Messina
  • The Technology of Better Humans | Chris Messina | TEDxBend
  • The unlikely lesson from inventing the hashtag | Chris Messina ...
    Inventor of the hashtag Chris Messina shares both his motivations and how he came up with his seductively simple idea that's had massive ...

FAQs on booking Chris Messina

  • How to book Chris Messina?

    Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Chris Messina for both live and virtual events for over 20 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 for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment. Fill out a booking request form for Chris Messina, 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 Chris Messina or any other celebrity of your choice.
  • How much does it cost to book Chris Messina?

    Booking fees for Chris Messina, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies between live and virtual events. Other factors that can affect speaker fees include the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. The live and virtual event speaking 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 Chris Messina, 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 Chris Messina?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Chris Messina for clients worldwide for more than 20 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 Chris Messina 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 Chris Messina or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Chris Messina 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.

Chris Messina is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics . The estimated speaking fee range to book Chris Messina for your event is $10,000 - $20,000. Chris Messina generally travels from Oakland, CA, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Alex Salkever, Jana Eggers, Huma Abidi, Ben Pring and Erik Qualman. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Chris Messina for an upcoming live or virtual event.

Chris Messina Speaker Videos

  • Keynote session with the inventor of hashtag, Chris Messina
    The Technology of Better Humans | Chris Messina | TEDxBend
  • The unlikely lesson from inventing the hashtag | Chris Messina ...
    Inventor of the hashtag Chris Messina shares both his motivations and how he came up with his seductively simple idea that's had massive ...
    Chris Messina on the future of Messaging Bots & Chat for Business ...
  • Chris Messina- Inventor of the Hashtag

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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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