Sept 21-24 NYC + Virtual
Portrait of Harris

Tristan Harris

Co-Founder & President, Center for Humane Technology

Named to the TIME 100 “Next Leaders Shaping the Future” and Rolling Stone Magazine’s “25 People Shaping the World,” Harris is co-founder & President of the Center for Humane Technology, which is catalyzing a comprehensive shift toward humane technology that operates for the common good, strengthening our capacity to tackle our biggest global challenges. 

He is the co-host of Your Undivided Attention, which explores how social media’s race for attention is destabilizing society and the vital insights we need to envision solutions. He was also the primary subject of the acclaimed Netflix documentary, The Social Dilemma, which unveiled the hidden machinations behind social media and has reached an estimated 100 million people worldwide, streaming in 190 countries in 30 languages. He has briefed heads of state, technology CEOs, and members of the U.S. Congress, in addition to mobilizing millions of people around the world through mainstream media campaigns.
From his childhood as a magician, to his coursework in Stanford’s Persuasive Technology Lab, and later as a design ethicist at Google, Harris has explored the influences that hijack human attitudes, behaviors, and beliefs. Following his 2013 viral internal presentation at Google, “A Call to Minimize Distraction & Respect Users’ Attention,” which sounded the alarm on the harms posed by the attention economy, Harris began to surface these issues in public conversation via 60 Minutes and a TED Talk in 2017. The deep resonance of these ideas led to the Time Well Spent movement, which sparked product changes at Facebook, Apple, and Google, and laid the groundwork for the launch of the Center for Humane Technology as an independent nonprofit in 2018.

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