Marc Prensky
American Writer and Speaker in Education
Palo Alto, CA
Marc is an award-winning, internationally-acclaimed keynote speaker, author, (8 books) writer (over 100 articles and essays), and “practical visionary”. He is the founder and Executive Director of The Global Future Education Foundation and the creator of the TWO BILLION KIDS PROJECT.

Marc has spoken in over 40 countries. His writing has been translated into a dozen languages. Marc’s book, Education to Better Their World: Unleashing the Power of 21st Century Kids, won a FOREWORD INDIES Book of the Year Award Gold Prize. His latest book is BELIEFS FOR 21st C. KIDS, a free ebook.

Marc’s background includes teaching at all levels, six years at the Boston Consulting Group, and 12 years as founder and CEO of a videogame development company. He has been a professional musician and has acted on Broadway. He holds degrees from Oberlin College, Middlebury College, Yale University and the Harvard Business School.

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Expertise In

  • Children’s Issues
  • Education
  • Empowering Humans of the Future
  • Inspiring Lives
  • Happiness & Mindfulness
  • STEM

Audience & Industry

  • Associations
  • Colleges & Universities
  • Corporations
  • Lecture Series
  • Business & Technology


  • Coaching/Mentoring
  • Keynotes
  • Virtual Talks


What the World Needs from Education, Today's Digital Natives -- and Tomorrow's, The World Needs a New Curriculum, Changing Beliefs (Why the beliefs divide is more important than the digital divide), Seeing Beyond Education (To empowerment and accomplishment), Seeing Beyond Jobs (To the projects of the future), Seeing Beyond Tools (To symbiotic human hybrids), Seeing Beyond the "Last pre-internet generation"

Fun Facts

Prensky has taught at all levels, from elementary to college and has been acclaimed as a true “thought leader” -– a forward-thinking innovator with ideas for educating kids that are typically years ahead of the rest of the world. His latest book, Education to Better Their World: Unleashing the Power of 21st Century Kids, won the Forward Indies Book of the Year Award 2016 Gold Prize for Education.

Why Book This Expert For Your Event

Clients want their audiences to SEE BEYOND! to new perspectives and possibilities! Beyond Education, Beyond Work, Beyond Jobs, Beyond Generations, Beyond Tools, and more! Marc is the very opposite of an “incrementalist.” Whatever your industry, theme, or topic, Marc will help your audience see BEYOND, with an inspiring opening or closing keynote.


" Marc's insight and clarity shine a powerful light, and illuminate the extraordinary possibilities of the future."

Sir Ken Robinson


" Marc Prensky offers us a lucid, inspiring, optimistic, doable and crucial blueprint for how we can build the future with the schools children desperately need in our modern, high-risk, highly complex, fast-changing and imperiled world."

James Paul Gee, Mary Lou Fulton Presidential Professor Of Literary Studies, Arizona State University


" We need the better world Marc envisions and we need it now. It would unleash energy, creativity and compassion in ways we  have never imagined."

Milton Chen, The George Lucas Educational Foundation



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