Dale Stephens

Founder of UnCollege

United States of America

Dale Stephens brings a unique perspective on the future of education. He is a sought-after education and youth expert appearing on major news networks including New York Magazine, Forbes, CNN, ABC, NPR, CBS, Fox, and TechCrunch. His writing as appeared in the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Wired, and Fast Company.

He has debated education at TED 2012, lectured at the New York Times and spoken to C-level executives at NBC Universal, among other high-profile events around the world.

At 19, Dale founded UnCollege.org because we’re paying too much for college and learning too little. Penguin published his first book, Hacking Your Education, inApril 2013. In May 2011 Stephens was selected out of hundreds of individuals around the world as a Thiel Fellow, a program recognizing the top twenty-four entrepreneurs around the world under the age of twenty. Today he also advises education and technology companies.