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Nelly Ben Hayoun-Stépanian

Nelly Ben Hayoun-Stépanian

Keynote Speaker: Filmmaker, Director & Experiential Designer; Advisory Council of METI Member & Designer of Experiences at the SETI Institute

Nelly Ben Hayoun-Stépanian Biography

Nelly Ben Hayoun-Stépanian is a London-based designer, artist, and filmmaker. Her design work has been exhibited at the National Museum of China, MOMA, V&A, and the MET, among others. She is the founder of the University of the Underground, a tuition-free postgraduate institution providing a Master in Design of Experiences degree. Her explorations in film have resulted in feature film releases such as "Disaster Playground" in 2015, which investigates emergency procedures for disasters, and "I am (not) a Monster" in 2019, a reflection on the origins of knowledge. In 2020, she was recognized as a grantee of the Sundance Institute for her documentary "Red Moon." Hayoun-Stépanian also contributes to the academic world as a visiting professor at the Architectural Association School of Architecture and the Royal College of Art while also holding a PhD in Human Geography and Political Philosophy from Royal Holloway, University of London.

Hayoun-Stépanian works across disciplines. In addition to her creative side, Hayoun-Stépanian holds a crucial role on the Advisory Council of METI (Messaging Extraterrestrial Intelligence) and serves as the designer of experiences at the SETI Institute. Her work has crossed disciplines and borders as she has collaborated with renowned musicians and assembled the International Space Orchestra (ISO), a unique group composed of space scientists from prestigious institutions such as NASA Ames Research Center, Singularity University, International Space University, and the SETI Institute.

As an Associate Fellow at the Hannah Arendt Center for Politics and Humanities, Hayoun-Stépanian, she works to support plurality and the freedom of thinking across borders. Additional positions include serving as the Vice Chair of the International Astronautical Federation (IAF), Technical Committee on the Cultural Utilization of Space (ITACCUS), a member of the IAF Space Education and Outreach Committee (SEOC), and a member of the IAA (International Academy of Astronautics) Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence (SETI) permanent committee amongst others since 2013, and a founding member of the IAF Inclusion, Diversity and Equity Administrative (IDEA) committee in 2023. In 2022, she was granted a Karman Fellowship and took part in a one-year program designed to support 15 carefully selected global leaders to strengthen personal relations, meet with thought leaders in technology, science, business, politics, and the arts, and take personal commitments to further advance space-related agendas for the betterment of humanity.

Ben Hayoun-Stépanian also has an eye for business. For 10 years, she served as the Chief of Experiences at the file transfer service WeTransfer, where she worked with WeTransfer's president, Damian Bradfield, to build a sustainable B Corp Business. She also assisted in business development and strategy in the USA. During her tenure at WeTransfer, the company grew its client base from 10,000 users to 90 million active users a month.

Hayoun-Stépanian has been recognized for her innovative approach, being nominated by Icon Magazine as one of the 50 international designers "shaping the future." In 2023, Design Week awarded her with their Hall of Fame Lifetime Achievement award, which acknowledges "the achievements of designers and industry figures who have made a significant impact and contribution to the industry and have provided inspiration with incisive thinking."

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Nelly Ben Hayoun-Stépanian Speaking Topics

Technology and Cultural Studies

Decolonial Practices and Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Policies

Extreme Creativity and Creative Direction

Radical Education and Radical Imagination

Space Culture and Space Science

Nelly Ben Hayoun-Stépanian Videos

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Nelly Ben Hayoun-Stépanian is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics such as Creativity, Design, Technology, Science, Influential Women, Female Leadership, Human Resources, Diversity, Corporate Strategy, Corporate Culture, Marketing, Leadership, Entrepreneurship, Television & Film, DEI, Innovation, Space, Education, Political, Philosophy and Social Activism.

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Nelly Ben Hayoun-Stépanian is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics including Creativity, Design and Technology. The estimated speaking fee range to book Nelly Ben Hayoun-Stépanian for live events is $20,000 - $30,000, and for virtual events Below $10,000. Nelly Ben Hayoun-Stépanian generally travels from London, UK and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Shelli Brunswick, Lori Cheek and Tiffany Shlain. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Nelly Ben Hayoun-Stépanian for an upcoming event.

Nelly Ben Hayoun-Stépanian Speaking Topics

  • Technology and Cultural Studies

  • Decolonial Practices and Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Policies

  • Extreme Creativity and Creative Direction

  • Radical Education and Radical Imagination

  • Space Culture and Space Science

Nelly Ben Hayoun-Stépanian Videos

Nelly Ben Hayoun-Stépanian, Closing keynote at Kyorius, Goa, India
Nelly Ben Hayoun Stépanian at Nike Time
The importance Radical Imagination and plurality keynote
Nelly Ben Hayoun-Stépanian wins 'The Hall of Fame' award by Design Week
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