Alex Sheen, Founder

Alex Sheen, Founder of because I said I wouldAlex Sheen is the Founder of because I said I would, the international social movement and nonprofit dedicated to the betterment of humanity through promises made and kept. Sparked by the loss of his father, Alex began sending promise cards to anyone who requested them at no cost. Since his father’s passing on September 4th, 2012, because I said I would has sent over 2.3M promise cards to over 150 countries. Alex’s commitment to the betterment of humanity has inspired millions around the world. The story of his promises have been shared virally throughout social media and international news.

Alex’s promises include:

Alex’s work has been featured on CNN, ABC World News with Diane Sawyer, TODAY Show, Good Morning America, NPR, Fox News, Los Angeles Times, CBS Nightly News and many other programs. He has been featured on the cover of Spirit Magazine, honored as a Steve Harvey “Harvey’s Hero” and was the closing TED speaker at TEDxUtica and TEDxYouth@Austin. Alex’s efforts in social media were featured in BuzzFeed’s “Most Important Viral Videos of 2013.” Alex’s posts have made the #1 spot on the front page of Reddit.com over 10 times.

As a nationally respected thought leader, Alex spoke to over 90 organizations in 2014. His keynotes were attended by as many as 8,500 attendees in a single event. 100% of his speaking engagement fees are paid to the nonprofit. He does not accept commercial sponsorships or endorsements.

alex media ted talks alex speaking

Alex’s speaking schedule (updated 2/14/15):

  • January 8th, 2015 – Nuevo, California: Private event
  • January 9th, 2015 – San Diego, California: Private event
  • January 15th, 2015 – Chattanooga, Tennessee: Open to the public
  • January 21st, 2015 – Arlington Heights, Illinois: Private event
  • January 27th, 2015 – London, England: Private event
  • January 29th, 2015 – Birmingham, England: Private event
  • February 3rd, 2015 – Phoenix, Arizona: Private event
  • February 6th, 2015 – Charlotte, North Carolina: Private event
  • February 8th, 2015 – Indianapolis, Indiana: Private event
  • February 10th, 2015 – Bedford, Indiana: Private event
  • February 15th, 2015 – Brockport, New York: Private event
  • February 17th, 2015 – Columbus, Ohio: Open to the public
  • February 18th, 2015 – Columbus, Ohio: Private event
  • February 19th, 2015 – College Station, Texas: Private event
  • February 20th, 2015 – Dallas, Texas: Private event
  • February 20th, 2015 – Austin, Texas: Private event
  • February 22nd, 2015 – Fort Collins, Colorado: Private event
  • February 26th, 2015 – Cleveland, Ohio: Private event
  • February 27th, 2015 – Clarence, New York: Private event
  • March 11th, 2015 – Orlando, Florida: Private event
  • March 17th, 2015 -Palm Coast, Florida: Private event
  • March 21st, 2015 – Orlando, Florida: Private event
  • April 8th, 2015 – Manila, Philippines: Private event
  • April 26th, 2015 – San Diego, California: TEDxSDSU
  • April 30th, 2015 – Grove City, Ohio: Private event
  • May 4th, 2015 – San Diego, California: Private event
  • May 7th, 2015 – Barcelona, Spain: Private event
  • May 10th, 2015 – Panama City, Florida: Private event
  • May 11th, 2015 – Panama City, Florida: Private event
  • May 24th, 2015 – Cincinnati, Ohio: Private event
  • June 6th, 2015 – Ada, Ohio: Private event
  • August 10th, 2015 – Detroit, Michigan: Private event
  • August 26th, 2015 – Elk Grove Village, Illinois: Private event
  • October 10th, 2015 – Cleveland, Ohio: Open to the public (more info unavailable at this time)
  • November 5th, 2015 – Cleveland, Ohio: Private event