Marc Kielburger Biography
Marc Kielburger is a fascinating keynote speaker and an inspirational person; he is the co-founder of the international charity ‘Free the Children’.
‘Free the Children’ is the world’s largest child focused charity and has introduced creative new programmes that involve hundreds of thousands of young people in Canada, the UK and the US. The charity works in eight developing countries and has so far built 650 new schools, which have provided education for more than 55,000 children.
So far ‘Free the Children’ has been a great success and the charity has already formed relationships with some of the best school boards and corporations, some of these include KPMG, Oprah’s Angel Network and Research in Motion. Every year Marc and his brother Craig organize a day called ‘We Day’, the event is televised with more than 5.4 million viewers and has over 2milion followers on Facebook.
In addition to ‘Free the Children’, Marc has also co-founded ‘Me to We’, a social enterprise he set up with his brother. ‘Me to We’ is a business made up of environmentally friendly clothing, international volunteer trips, leadership training programs, a speaker bureau and books that look at positive social change in today’s world. Half of the profit made by ‘Me to We’ is donated towards ‘Free the Children’ and the other half is reinvested into ‘Me to We’ to allow it to expand further.
Marc graduated magna cum laude from Harvard University with a degree in International Relations; this was followed by a law degree at Oxford University. He has nine honorary doctorates and degrees for his work in the field of education and human rights. Along with his brother Craig, Marc writes a weekly column titled ‘Global Voices’, which appears in numerous Canadian publications. To add to his ongoing achievements, Marc has written 9 books, one of which is a New York Times best seller.
Marc has led an inspiring life and has accomplished a considerable amount from a young age, he has been awarded the Order of Canada and was named as one of the 250 World Global Leader’s by the World Economic Forum. As a speaker he has shared the stage with the Dalai Lama, Former President Bill Clinton, Former Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev, Archbishop Desmond Tutu and Sir Richard Branson. Marc is an established keynote speaker and a will impress at any corporate event.
Me to We: Building Great Corporate Citizenship and Global Leadership
What for-profit companies can learn from non-profit organizations
Me to We: How to help employees find meaning in a material world
Corporate social responsibility: The new black
Family event for client and staff appreciation
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16th August 2012
Craig Kielburger who co-founded Free The Children when he was just 12 years old remains a passionate full-time volunteer for the organization, which is now an international charity that empowers youth to achieve their fullest potential as agents of change.
11th May 2012
The TED website has announced the list of innovative speakers who will inspire at this year’s conference, exploring the theme of Radical Openness, including comedian and corporate host Ruby Wax.
14th July 2011
Speakers Corner’s varied and rich catalogue of unique and inspirational personalities is well represented at this year’s TED Global Summer conference in Edinburgh. Speakers in the Scottish capital include Nic Marks - Founder of the award winning centre for well-being; author and thinker Charles Leadbeater; percussionist Evelyn Glennie and TV scientist Brian Cox.
21st March 2011
Speakers Corner takes centre stage with an innovative new website and an exciting new identity.
3rd March 2011
Bill Gates, technology pioneer, businessman and philanthropist, is amongst the acclaimed hosts at this year’s TED Conference in California.
Charlie Leadbeater explores the role of social entrepreneurs in education in extreme environments in his latest report
3rd February 2010
Charlie Leadbeater has just completed his “Learning from Extremes” report. This report written by Charlie Leadbeater and Annika Wong explores the role of social entrepreneurs promoting new approaches to learning in slums and informal settlements in developing world cities, particularly in India, Brazil and Kenya. Learning from the Extremes is based on more than 100 case studies of socially entrepreneurship in education in ‘extreme’ environments.
11th February 2013
Innovative statistician Hans Rosling spoke to a captive audience at Oslo University about facts - and their necessary place at the top of the priority list for anyone who wants to see positive changes in the world.
16th January 2013
Roger Martin is due to speak at the World Economic Forum Annual Meeting, along with Joseph Stiglitz and Tim Berners-Lee.
28th November 2012
Ana Palacio has spoken as part of a panel discussing The Future of Capitalism at The Milken Institute’s Global Conference in L.A.
28th June 2012
California is once again the sunny location for TED, the most innovative and exciting conference on the planet, where speakers with ‘ideas worth spreading’ gather to share their thoughts on technology, design, science, media, politics, the arts, and other insights on how to shape a better word.
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Marc Kielburger recently spoke to our company and everyone raved about it for days. Those that couldnt attend the speech knew that they had missed something really special. He has such a gift for storytelling! Not only was his presentation emotional and informative, but also very entertaining. His engaging style had us all sitting quietly and listening intently for the whole time - something that rarely happens with our high-energy group. We also appreciated how Marc customized his presentation for our team. Many will take his points and work with our clients to ensure they are doing all they can to fulfill their corporate social responsibility.
Marc is the best speaker we have ever had for the corporate community out of a host of motivational speakers and world leaders. His customized speeches empower corporate leaders to connect with their employees in critical ways: the result is higher morale, staff retention, higher profits and greater linkages with the community. This is an important message he has been able to successfully bring to YPO gatherings across the country and around the world.
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