Global Conference 2017
Marc Freedman, founder and CEO of Encore.org, is one of the nation's leading experts on the longevity revolution and the transformation of retirement. He is a former visiting scholar at Stanford University and a former visiting fellow at King's College of the University of London. Freedman is a member of the Wall Street Journal's Experts panel and a frequent contributor to the Harvard Business Review. He has authored four books, including "The Big Shift: Navigating the New Stage Beyond Midlife." Honors include a 2014 Social Entrepreneur of the Year award from the World Economic Forum and the Schwab Foundation, the 2010 Skoll Award for Social Entrepreneurship and an Ashoka Senior Fellowship. He played a central role in creating AARP Experience Corps, which mobilizes people over 50 to improve education for low-income children, as well as the Encore.org Purpose Prize, which supports social entrepreneurs in the second half of life. He is a graduate of Swarthmore College and holds an M.B.A. from Yale University.