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Tiffany Shlain

Tiffany Shlain, 29, is the director and founder of the Webby Awards, the leading creative honors for digital media, and president of the International Academy of Digital Arts & Sciences, a global organization dedicated to the creative, technical, and professional progress of new media.

In these positions, Shlain has overseen everything from the selection of the Academy's 270 members, to the writing, production, and direction of the Webby Awards show. Nearly 3,000 people attended the 1999 Webby Awards, which were held in March in San Francisco.

An outspoken and articulate commentator on media, design, and technology, Shlain has appeared on MSNBC, CNBC, FOX, National Public Radio, and ABC Radio, and she has been profiled in numerous international publications, including the New York Post, San Francisco Chronicle, The Sydney Morning Herald, Shift Magazine, Artbyte and Stern Magazine (Germany).

Shlain has also lectured at Fall Internet World 99, the Project One Conference at The Sydney Opera House (keynote speech), The Commonwealth Club, The Cyberbranding Conference (Conference Chair), Web Design Conference 99, The Conference on World Affairs, New York University's Tisch School of The Arts, UC Berkeley and American Women in TV & Radio.

Shlain graduated from the University of California at Berkeley in 1992. Chosen as valedictorian speaker for the interdisciplinary department, she is a recipient of the prestigious Eisner Award, the highest award in art from the Chancellors Committee at Berkeley. Shlain has received awards for her work as an independent filmmaker and her work as a designer, including a 1999 American Graphic Design Award.


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