Former CEO of Meetup, Author of Decide & Conquer, Host of Keep Connected podcast.
Who is David Siegel?
David Siegel is the CEO of Meetup, the leading platform for fostering local communities. With 25 years of expertise in technology and digital media, he has spearheaded organizations through groundbreaking product development, rapid revenue expansion, and digital traffic acceleration.
David holds a BA in Philosophy, Politics & Economics, and an MBA from the University of Pennsylvania. He's also an adjunct professor at Columbia University, focusing on strategic planning and entrepreneurship. As a podcast host, he delves into the power of community on "Keep Connected."
What are his conferences like?
David Siegel's conferences are dynamic and engaging. He shares profound insights drawn from his extensive experience, offering actionable takeaways for diverse audiences. His talks are thought-provoking, inspiring, and backed by real-world success stories.
What is his career journey?
David's journey is marked by impressive leadership roles. He served as CEO of Investopedia and President of Seeking Alpha before assuming his current role as Meetup's CEO. His educational background and extensive career experiences have shaped him into a renowned speaker and expert in community building.
Selection of Conferences
Why Community is the Ticket to a Happier Life and How You Can Find it Now
We’re living in one of the loneliest eras in human history. 46% of American adults identify as lonely and 25% of adults feel that they have no trusted confidante. The pandemic has only driven us further apart, and our health hangs in the balance. David Siegel, CEO of Meetup, will explore why adults have trouble making authentic connections and share how people are using technology to find real friendships. Since 2002, Meetup has been the go-to platform for connecting with others over shared interests. Learn insights from the only social media platform that wants its members to log off their devices and connect in real life.
Why Being Lucky is in Your Control: How to Create Luck
Why are certain people prone to luck while others are consistently unlucky? Learn from Meetup CEO David Siegel about how daily decisions can influence your opportunities and make you luckier. David walks you through his powerful decision-making framework in Decide & Conquer that will help you leverage the choices that are in your control and generate favorable results.
How a Better Work-Life Balance Can Make You More Successful
Despite a rocket ship career, including rising to become an executive by the age of 26 and CEO of a company by 40, Meetup CEO David Siegel prioritized his work-life balance above all else throughout his career. Learn from the author of Decide & Conquer about how to make a full life outside of work an asset instead of an obstacle.
Founder of Electronic Arts (EA)
Vice President Innovation and Creativity Walt Disney Company (2011-2017).
Co-founder of Twitter and international speaker and expert in social interaction systems development.
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President and CEO of Aena (2017-2018). President and CEO of CESCE (2016-2017). Secretary of State for Trade of Spain (2011-2016). State Economist.