—Official Speaker Bio—
Kevin F. Adler is an entrepreneur and sociologist who uses technology to scale our common humanity. As Founder and CEO of NearShot, a media + interaction company, Kevin and his team are creating a better alternative to Reality TV that is compelling and socially good. In their first series, HomelessPOV, homeless individuals attempt to reconnect with their loved ones via social media and videos messages.
NearShot has been featured on NBC, FOX, ABC, NPR, Forbes, and dozens of other outlets. In Summer 2015, Kevin will embark on a cross-country road trip to capture and share #100stories of homelessness across the US, partnering with volunteer storytellers and nonprofits.
Kevin is the author of the book, Natural Disasters as a Catalyst for Social Capital (2015), published by Rowman & Littlefield. His writing has been published in the New York Times, Christian Science Monitor, TechCrunch, The Huffington Post, Cedar Rapids Gazette, and two edited volumes: An Education in Facebook (Routledge 2014) and Community Disaster Recovery and Resiliency (CRC Press 2010).
Previously, Kevin co-founded alumn.us (a fundraising platform for high schools), Entangled Ventures (an EdTech incubator), and BetterGrads (an online mentoring nonprofit). He served one year as an ambassador of goodwill for Rotary Int'l in Oaxaca, Mexico.
Kevin has spoken at Microsoft NERD, Stanford, The Downtown Project, Rotary, and Dev Bootcamp. He is a founding trustee of the Awesome Foundation-SF, a New Leaders Council Fellow (SF), a StartingBloc Fellow, and a Hive Global Leader. He completed his graduate studies at the University of Cambridge, and was the Culley Award recipient as the top graduate at Occidental College.
Say hello on Twitter @kevinfad, email kevin [at] kevinfadler.com, or join him for his next monthly Fireside Potluck in San Francisco.