Keynote Speaker

Manoush Zomorodi



Friday Nov 13, 2020 - 12pm - 12:50pm

'Navigating our Changing Relationship to Tech, Work, and Humanity'

Author, journalist, and entrepreneur Manoush Zomorodi examines how we can preserve our humanity in an ever accelerating world. With forays into neuroscience, interactive media, and civil rights, Zomorodi's research parses how the Attention economy, information overload, and digital privacy have changed us as individuals and as a society. She offers everyday tips for finding quiet and creativity as well as macro ideas to help people live better with their tech and think like ethical entrepreneurs.

Manoush Zomorodi

Manoush Zomorodi is the host of NPR’s TED Radio Hour and co-founder of Stable Genius Productions. She also produces and hosts ZigZag, the business podcast about being human from TED.

Investigating how technology and business are transforming humanity is Manoush’s passion and expertise. Her book Bored and Brilliant: How Spacing Out Can Unlock Your Most Creative Self (2017, St. Martin’s Press) and TED Talk (3.3m+ views) are guides to surviving the “Attention Economy.” She was one of Fast Company’s 100 Most Creative People in Business for 2018. Manoush created and hosted the podcast Note to Self from 2013-2020, in partnership with WNYC Studios. The Academy of Podcasters named Note to Self Best Tech Podcast of 2017. Manoush has received numerous awards for her work, including The Gracie in 2014 and 2018 for Best Radio Host and a Webby for Best Podcast Host in 2020.

She is half-Persian and half-Swiss but was born in NYC, where she lives with her family.
Say hi @manoushz on Twitter


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