• Marc Freedman
    Encore.org CEO & President

    “A poster boy for the future of America.”
    - San Diego Union-Tribune

About Marc Freedman

World Economic Forum Tianjin, China September 10, 2014

Marc Freedman, the CEO & President of Encore.org, is a renowned social entrepreneur, thought leader and writer.  Under Marc’s leadership, Encore.org has pioneered innovative programs and sparked a growing movement in the United States and beyond to tap the talent and experience of people past midlife as a human resource for solving our most vexing social problems.

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Featured Commentary
by Marc Freedman

Summer’s here. What are you reading?

I’m no fan of bugs and heat, and I’m not great at rest and relaxation, but I do love baseball […]

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Generation to Generation: Encore.org New Campaign to Unite Generations, Support Youth

When we launched Encore.org some 18 years ago, I remember talking about the day, sometime in the future, when 10,000 […]

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The Mentoring Moment

In a new blog post for the Harvard Business Review, Eisner Foundation CEO Trent Stamp and I wonder if life […]

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TEDx San Francisco Salon, July 22, 2017

Marc's Speaking Engagements

Marc is a prominent public speaker and media commentator. See below for a few video samples. To book Marc as a speaker, or for an interview, please contact Encore.org VP for Strategic Communications, Marci Alboher.


United Nations International Day of Older Persons Celebration 2017  (1:01)
October 5, 2017
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“How to live forever”: TEDx San Francisco Salon (18:41)
July 22, 2017
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Monday*: Second Career (3:53)
May – June, 2017
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Making the Most of the Longevity Revolution (54:46)
June 8, 2016, Cleveland, OH
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Koerber Foundation Talk with Marc Freedman (3:40)
April 7, 2016, Berlin, Germany
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Books by Marc Freedman

Encore.org CEO and President Marc Freedman has authored four books providing the intellectual foundation for the nationwide encore movement.

In his most recent –The Big Shift: Navigating the New Stage Beyond Midlife – Freedman says it is an urgent social imperative that we leverage the windfall of talent entering the “encore” stage of life to create a better world for future generations.

Learn more about The Big Shift and Marc’s other books, including Encore: Finding Work That Matters in the Second Half of Life.

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For interviews or speaking requests for Marc Freedman

Contact Marci Alboher, Vice President, Strategic Communications