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Claire A. Nelson Ph.D.

Forbes 50 Female Futurist, Sustainability Engineer & Social Entrepreneur

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 Claire A. Nelson Ph.D. Biography

Dr. Claire Nelson is Chief Ideation Leader of The Futures Forum, a research and education practice specializing in bringing the power of strategic fore sight, and the discipline of sustainability engineering to challenges facing organizations and communities. She was named on Forbes as one of the top 50 female futurists in the world. An evangelist for inclusive prosperity and the sustainable development goals(SDGs), her book “SMART Futures for a Flourishing World: A Paradigm for Advancing Global Sustainability” exemplifies her passion enabling transformational change.

A sought-after speaker, Nelson’s engagements have included: Association of Blacks in Energy; AAAS; ASME; BET/CENTRIC; World Bank; Women in Research Engineering Symposium; Black Engineer of the Year Conference; Salzburg Seminar; Pacific Skills Summit; World Steel; University of the West Indies; Organization of American States Permanent Council, UN Conference for People of African Descent in the Americas, and the US Air Force. Dr. Nelson also provides foresight and sustainability consulting to organizations such as: Development Bank of Jamaica; Spectrum Management Authority; Caribbean Maritime University; Petroleum Management Authority; Guardian Insurance; Morgan State University; and the University of Guyana.

She is a Member of the Board of the World Futures Studies Federation as well as Editor-At-Large of its flagship publication Human Futures Magazine. Dr. Nelson has also served on the Editorial Advisory Board of the Journal of Futures Studies and the World Futures Review Journal and is an active member of the Association of Professional Futurists. Her current public interest work includes curating a global Space Futures Forum for advancing conscientious eco-literacy in the evolving space economy; and the creation of a SMART Islands Collaboratory for advancing wellbeing and the accomplishment of the SDGs.

Before establishing The Futures Forum, Dr. Nelson held a variety of positions at the Inter-American Development Bank, over a thirty-year career which spanned portfolio identification and development; institutional assessments and technical feasibility studies across a variety of sectors including, public sector modernization, private sector development and community development. A thought leader in promoting foresight in development, she pioneered the development with equity agenda in the Washington Consensus, and thus was honored with the DB’s prestigious Ortiz Mena Award for Leadership in 2010.

A social entrepreneur, Dr. Nelson is Founding President of the Institute of Caribbean Studies, the leading Caribbean American Diaspora organization (since 1993)and recognized as the Convening Chair of the Campaign for June as National Caribbean American Heritage Month, officially proclaimed by the President of the USA, since 2006. She is the Curator of the Caribbean American Legislative Forum on Capitol Hill and White House Briefings, the Invest Caribbean Business Conference, and the National Caribbean American Heritage Awards. Dr.Nelson’s volunteer community service has also included among others: American Association for the Advancement of Science Fellowship Review Committee; Sustainability Division of the Institute of Industrial Engineers; Fundacion UNIPOP; Black Women’s Roundtable; the African American Unity Caucus of the Constituency for Africa; and the Caribbean Research Center at Medgar Evers College.

Dr. Nelson, who is an award-winning writer and storyteller, has developed a new genre of storytelling, she calls ‘prospective memoir’ and has performed her one woman show ‘Moon Runnings: The Life and Times of the first Jamaican on the Moon Circa 2038’ at the Emerge Festival of the Future, the Museum of Science Fiction, and the Salzburg Seminar. Her work also appears in The Future of Business.

She holds Bachelor and Masters degrees in Industrial Engineering from the University of Buffalo and Purdue University respectively, and a Doctorate in Engineering Management from the George Washington University(1990). The only Black female in her graduating class, she is also distinguished as the first Jamaican woman to earn a Doctorate in an Engineering discipline. Dr. Nelson has received commendation in the US Congressional Record and has also received an Outstanding Alumni Award from Purdue University, School of Industrial Engineering. Dr. Nelson was named a White House Champion of Change in 2012.

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Claire A. Nelson Ph.D.

Forbes 50 Female Futurist, Sustainability Engineer & Social Entrepreneur

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Claire A. Nelson Ph.D. Biography

Dr. Claire Nelson is Chief Ideation Leader of The Futures Forum, a research and education practice specializing in bringing the power of strategic fore sight, and the discipline of sustainability engineering to challenges facing organizations and communities. She was named on Forbes as one of the top 50 female futurists in the world. An evangelist for inclusive prosperity and the sustainable development goals(SDGs), her book “SMART Futures for a Flourishing World: A Paradigm for Advancing Global Sustainability” exemplifies her passion enabling transformational change.

A sought-after speaker, Nelson’s engagements have included: Association of Blacks in Energy; AAAS; ASME; BET/CENTRIC; World Bank; Women in Research Engineering Symposium; Black Engineer of the Year Conference; Salzburg Seminar; Pacific Skills Summit; World Steel; University of the West Indies; Organization of American States Permanent Council, UN Conference for People of African Descent in the Americas, and the US Air Force. Dr. Nelson also provides foresight and sustainability consulting to organizations such as: Development Bank of Jamaica; Spectrum Management Authority; Caribbean Maritime University; Petroleum Management Authority; Guardian Insurance; Morgan State University; and the University of Guyana.

She is a Member of the Board of the World Futures Studies Federation as well as Editor-At-Large of its flagship publication Human Futures Magazine. Dr. Nelson has also served on the Editorial Advisory Board of the Journal of Futures Studies and the World Futures Review Journal and is an active member of the Association of Professional Futurists. Her current public interest work includes curating a global Space Futures Forum for advancing conscientious eco-literacy in the evolving space economy; and the creation of a SMART Islands Collaboratory for advancing wellbeing and the accomplishment of the SDGs.

Before establishing The Futures Forum, Dr. Nelson held a variety of positions at the Inter-American Development Bank, over a thirty-year career which spanned portfolio identification and development; institutional assessments and technical feasibility studies across a variety of sectors including, public sector modernization, private sector development and community development. A thought leader in promoting foresight in development, she pioneered the development with equity agenda in the Washington Consensus, and thus was honored with the DB’s prestigious Ortiz Mena Award for Leadership in 2010.

A social entrepreneur, Dr. Nelson is Founding President of the Institute of Caribbean Studies, the leading Caribbean American Diaspora organization (since 1993)and recognized as the Convening Chair of the Campaign for June as National Caribbean American Heritage Month, officially proclaimed by the President of the USA, since 2006. She is the Curator of the Caribbean American Legislative Forum on Capitol Hill and White House Briefings, the Invest Caribbean Business Conference, and the National Caribbean American Heritage Awards. Dr.Nelson’s volunteer community service has also included among others: American Association for the Advancement of Science Fellowship Review Committee; Sustainability Division of the Institute of Industrial Engineers; Fundacion UNIPOP; Black Women’s Roundtable; the African American Unity Caucus of the Constituency for Africa; and the Caribbean Research Center at Medgar Evers College.

Dr. Nelson, who is an award-winning writer and storyteller, has developed a new genre of storytelling, she calls ‘prospective memoir’ and has performed her one woman show ‘Moon Runnings: The Life and Times of the first Jamaican on the Moon Circa 2038’ at the Emerge Festival of the Future, the Museum of Science Fiction, and the Salzburg Seminar. Her work also appears in The Future of Business.

She holds Bachelor and Masters degrees in Industrial Engineering from the University of Buffalo and Purdue University respectively, and a Doctorate in Engineering Management from the George Washington University(1990). The only Black female in her graduating class, she is also distinguished as the first Jamaican woman to earn a Doctorate in an Engineering discipline. Dr. Nelson has received commendation in the US Congressional Record and has also received an Outstanding Alumni Award from Purdue University, School of Industrial Engineering. Dr. Nelson was named a White House Champion of Change in 2012.

Claire A. Nelson Ph.D. Videos

  • Opening Keynote Address - Dr. Claire Nelson
    Futurist, engineer, and storyteller Dr. Claire Nelson of the Futures Forum kicks off the 2020 Central Bank of the Future Conference by urging central...
  • Dr. Claire Nelson - "How We Can Share Our Future Globally"
    Interview with Claire Nelson on Dr. Nilda Foresight Business Show on Facebook Live.
  • Dr. Claire Nelson on the Meaning of Innovation
    Dr. Claire Nelson of the Institute of Caribbean Studies defines what innovation means. Ask yourself, “What can be changed to make things better?”

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  • How to book Claire A. Nelson Ph.D.?

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

    Booking fees for Claire A. Nelson Ph.D., 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 Claire A. Nelson Ph.D., 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 Claire A. Nelson Ph.D.?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Claire A. Nelson Ph.D. 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 Claire A. Nelson Ph.D. 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 Claire A. Nelson Ph.D. or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Claire A. Nelson Ph.D. 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.

Claire A. Nelson Ph.D. is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics . The estimated speaking fee range to book Claire A. Nelson Ph.D. for your event is $5,000 - $10,000. Claire A. Nelson Ph.D. generally travels from Silver Spring, MD, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Tensie Whelan, Dr. Sylvia Hood Washington, Alexandra Whittington, Marty Metro and Kate Brandt. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Claire A. Nelson Ph.D. for an upcoming live or virtual event.

Claire A. Nelson Ph.D. Speaker Videos

  • Opening Keynote Address - Dr. Claire Nelson
    Futurist, engineer, and storyteller Dr. Claire Nelson of the Futures Forum kicks off the 2020 Central Bank of the Future Conference by urging central bankers to be systems thinkers, prioritizing...
    Dr. Claire Nelson - "How We Can Share Our Future Globally"
    Interview with Claire Nelson on Dr. Nilda Foresight Business Show on Facebook Live.
  • Dr. Claire Nelson on the Meaning of Innovation
    Dr. Claire Nelson of the Institute of Caribbean Studies defines what innovation means. Ask yourself, “What can be changed to make things better?”
    Dr Claire Nelson
    The future of democracy and development in Africa and the Caribbean.

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