Andrew Slack

Speaker Profile

Andrew Slack

Andrew Slack
Creator, Founder, President
Imagine Better
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Andrew Slack is an Ashoka fellow, Civic Imagination at Civic Hall (Civic Imagination fellow at Civic Hall), former Nathan Cummings Foundation fellow, former NLC fellow, and former Sorensen fellow at Brandeis University. He’s created the Harry Potter Alliance (HPA) and led the organization for ten years. Through Imagine Better, Slack has produced dozens of fan-led campaigns as well as bringing together movement leaders to organize around the power of stories, holidays, and rituals. Slack has been profiled by the New Yorker, NYT, NPR, WaPo, Fast Company, Forbes, Fast Company, and Forbes. He's written for the LA Times, CNN.com, and written/produced videos that have been seen over 15 million times and has created memes that have been passed around millions of times including by JK Rowling. An inspiring speaker, he's been a keynote speaker at the Nobel Peace Prize Forum, the American Library Association’s midwinter festival, he was chair of MacArthur’s Digital Media Learning’s Ignite Talks, and has done talks at TEDx, Comic Con, Futures of Entertainment, frank 2017, the Personal Democracy Forum,and SXSW.


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