ScotWeek Guest Harry Hamlin Talks About His Journey From Actor To Futurist

FEATURES | 20.02.26



Harry Hamlin is not a rocket scientist, he is an actor, but unforeseen circumstances in his life cast him in a most unlikely role… as shepherd of a potentially world changing technology that could provide clean, cheap fusion power to the world for millennia. This talk is the story of his strange personal journey into big science and the insight that anyone can affect the future because you don’t have to be a rocket scientist to be a futurist!

Classically trained, Harry Hamlin has degrees in acting from Yale University and The American Conservatory Theater in San Francisco. Mr. Hamlin’s stage credits include the Broadway revival of Clifford Odets’ AWAKE AND SING playing Moe Axelrod, the Broadway revival of Tennessee Williams’ SUMMER AND SMOKE playing John Buchanan and the Broadway revival of CHICAGO playing Billy Flynn. Mr. Hamlin played the title role in HAMLET at the McCarter Theatre in Princeton before playing Henry V in HENRY V at the Shakespeare Theatre in Washington D.C.

Mr. Hamlin is co-founder of Tri Alpha Energy, Inc.

This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at

ScotWeek is honored to feature Mr. Hamlin as one of our keynote speakers at SCOTCON on September 25, 2020.  ScotCon is a one-day business and entertainment networking event with panels of industry leaders from technology, film and television, entrepreneurship, climate change, the business of whisky, journalism, and more.  Speakers will be giving talks on various subject that affect Scotland and it’s special relationship with the United States.

Mr. Hamlin will be participating in our “Sustainability” panel.

Join us for this very special limted event.  Lunch is included. The conference will end approx at 4pm to be followed by a full court premier scotch whisky tasting from William Grant & Sons, Glenfiddich and The Balvenie Distillery.

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