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Since 2012, we have worked across the world with multi-nationals, start-ups, NGOs, government organizations and others, creating opportunity for

dialogue and action on the most pressing global issues.

Our core editorial areas of focus include: Social progress and the UN Sustainable Development Goals,

media, marketing, technology, finance and economics . 


Sophie Sutherland

Founder & Curator

Sophie connects people and ideas about the biggest problems facing people and the planet. Sophie has been curating events globally for over 15 years. She works with prominent organizations to build communities and engage leaders to discuss, debate and make progress, on the most pressing issues. 

Sophie founded Magic Seed Media in 2012. Magic Seed Media leads the programming for a number of events focused on social progress and the UN Sustainable Development Goals. In addition to work focused on social progress, Magic Seed Media curates’ conferences across media, marketing and technology. 

​Prior to launching Magic Seed Media, Sophie was the senior event producer at The Economist, working across all of The Economist’s conferences in North America. Key events include the acclaimed ‘Buttonwood Gathering’, ‘The World in… Festival’ and ‘The Ideas Economy’ series of events.

​Sophie was born and raised in England to a French mother and West Indian father. After 12 years in New York City she now lives in Austin, TX, with her husband and two girls.

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