Edward Tenner Biography

Edward Tenner is author of the internationally acclaimed books Why Things Bite Back: Technology and the Revenge of Unintended Consequences and Our Own Devices: How Technology Remakes Humanity. He has been a frequent contributor to newspapers and magazines including The New York Times, the Atlantic, and Technology Review, and has been a guest on public television and cable networks in the U.S., Canada, and Europe. Born in Chicago, Edward Tenner graduated with highest honors from Princeton, received the Ph.D. from the University of Chicago, and was a German Academic Exchange Service scholar and then a junior fellow of the Harvard Society of Fellows.

Turning from a conventional career in European history, he became a science editor and then executive editor for physical science and history at Princeton University Press, where he sponsored books including Richard Feynman’s best-selling QED. He left publishing in 1991 to take up a Guggenheim Fellowship as a visitor at the Institute for Advanced Study. At Princeton he has remained a visiting lecturer or scholar in departments in the natural sciences, humanities, and social sciences, and is currently affiliated with the Woodrow Wilson Schools Center for Arts and Cultural Policy Studies. He was a founding advisor of the Smithsonian’s Lemelson Center for the Study of Invention and Innovation, and is now one of its Distinguished Scholars. He is also a visiting fellow in the Rutgers Department of History, and is an editorial board member and contributor of Raritan Quarterly Review.

Edward Tenner has spoken at the 2011 TED Conference and at Microsoft, Intel, AT&T, and some of America’s leading private equity and international security conferences, and at meetings ranging from publishing technology to agricultural research

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Edward Tenner Videos

The paradox of efficiency | Edward Tenner
Edward Tenner: 2018 National Book Festival - YouTube
Edward Tenner: Unintended consequences

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Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Edward Tenner for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment for over 15 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers. Fill out a booking request form for Edward Tenner, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get pricing information and check availability for Edward Tenner or any other celebrity of your choice.

How much does it cost to book Edward Tenner?

Booking fees for Edward Tenner, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies according to the circumstances, including the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. Speaker fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Edward Tenner, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.

Who is the agent for Edward Tenner?

All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Edward Tenner for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Edward Tenner for your next private or corporate function.

What is a full-service talent booking agency?

All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Edward Tenner or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Edward Tenner or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.


Edward Tenner is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics including Technology, Sports Writing and Authors. The estimated speaking fee range to book Edward Tenner for live events is $10,000 - $20,000, and for virtual events $10,000 - $20,000. Edward Tenner generally travels from New York, NY, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Alice Dreger, Richard Florida and Avi Rubin. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Edward Tenner for an upcoming event.

Edward Tenner Videos

The paradox of efficiency | Edward Tenner
Edward Tenner: 2018 National Book Festival - YouTube
Edward Tenner: Unintended consequences
2011 ΦBK Video Series: "Handwriting after Gutenberg: John Milton ...
Thinking About the Unsinkable: Edward Tenner at TEDxRutgers 2012

How to book Edward Tenner?

Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Edward Tenner for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment for over 15 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers. Fill out a booking request form for Edward Tenner, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get pricing information and check availability for Edward Tenner or any other celebrity of your choice.

How much does it cost to book Edward Tenner?

Booking fees for Edward Tenner, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies according to the circumstances, including the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. Speaker fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Edward Tenner, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.

Who is the agent for Edward Tenner?

All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Edward Tenner for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Edward Tenner for your next private or corporate function.

What is a full-service talent booking agency?

All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Edward Tenner or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Edward Tenner or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.


Edward Tenner is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics including Technology, Sports Writing and Authors. The estimated speaking fee range to book Edward Tenner for live events is $10,000 - $20,000, and for virtual events $10,000 - $20,000. Edward Tenner generally travels from New York, NY, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Alice Dreger, Richard Florida and Avi Rubin. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Edward Tenner for an upcoming event.

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