Max Stossel is an Award winning poet, filmmaker and speaker, named by Forbes as one of the best storytellers of the year.

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His one-man show “Words That Move” is currently selling out theaters all over NYC and is beginning to tour in select locations. Spanning across five continents, from Lincoln Center in NY to the Hordern Pavilion in Sydney, Max’s performances have been described as mind-expanding, profound, emotive, and hilarious all at once. His work has been translated to fourteen languages, won multiple film festivals, and has been viewed over 20 million times online.

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Max is also the Head of Education for the Center for Humane Technology, an organization of former tech insiders and CEOs dedicated to realigning technology with humanity’s best interests. Before joining CHT, Max was a media strategist with an extensive background in social, spending more time learning the ins and outs of the facebook algorithm than any human should.

He ran social for multinational brands, and later worked for a social media company where he designed some of the same notification structures to distract people that he now criticizes. He has spoken with thousands of students, parents, and educators around the world and provides a unique and much needed critical perspective on the role of technology in schools and in our society.

The merging of these fields allows Max to provide a fascinating perspective on modern content and culture. He is currently performing Words That Move in theatres, speaking or performing at schools, corporations & events, and helping select brands tell their stories in his style via video.

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"While spoken word poetry can seem intimidating, Max is the exception. He transforms life's most relatable themes into poetic metaphors that resonate with everyone. My favorite act to watch perform."

- ALLIE EINSIDLER, EVENT COORDINATOR, SOFAR SOUNDS

 
 
 

Max’s performances across five continents, from Lincoln Center in NY to the Hordern Pavilion in Sydney, have been described as mind expanding, profound, emotive, and hilarious all at once. His work has been translated to fourteen languages, won multiple film festivals, and has been viewed over 20 million times online.

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