TEDxBroadway is co-organized by Damian Bazadona, founder of Situation Interactive and Jim McCarthy, CEO of Goldstar.
Co-organizer of the event, McCarthy, said in a statememt, "We’re talking about the whole neighborhood, the whole Broadway ecosystem, and so it’s broader than just arts or theatre. True to the TED format, we pull speakers from vast perspectives, varying expertise, some fields you may not even have heard of yet – all with ideas worth sharing."
Presenters at TEDxBroadway always vary, but have included Emmy, Grammy, Oscar, Tony and Pulitzer Prize winners to speakers involved in entrepreneurship, education and government.
Full lineup is yet to be announced, but a select listing follows below:
* Benj Pasek & Justin Paul
Pasek and Paul, "are the Tony-nominated songwriters of the Broadway musical, A Christmas Story. Their score for the show also received a Drama Desk nomination for Outstanding Music. They are also the composers behind the Off-Broadway musical Dogfight, a Best New Musical nominee for the Drama League, Lucille Lortel and Outer Critics Circle awards."
Sree Sreenivasan, Chief Digital Officer at the Metropolitan Museum of Art
"In 2009, he was named one of AdAge's 25 media people to follow on Twitter; in 2010 he was named one of Poynter's 35 most influential people in social media; and in 2014, he was named one of the most influential Chief Digital Officers by CDO Club.'
Dr. Laurie Santos, Associate Professor of Psychology at Yale University
Santos, "is a cognitive psychologist who studies the evolution of human cognition by exploring how animals think about the world. She was recently voted one of Popular Science Magazine’s Brilliant 10 Young Minds.
Kirsten Sabia, Vice President of Marketing Services for the PGA TOUR
Sabia works for the PGA, "where she oversees marketing efforts for the Tour’s owned and operated tournaments."
Ghanimah, "is an actor and the Founder and CEO of Broadway For All—a NYC-based non-profit born out of his fellowship through the Office of the President at Harvard University."
Masie, "is an international expert in the fields of learning, workforce development and big data. He has also been the producer/investor in a range of Broadway productions (Macbeth starring Alan Cumming, Godspell, Kinky Boots, Allegiance and An American in Paris)."
Simoness, "is the founder and Executive Director of SPACE on Ryder Farm, a nonprofit artist residency program committed to supporting and developing artists and their work."
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