Live Discussion — Adapting & Innovating May 20
Seems like we’ve all been called on to do a bit of both — adapting and innovating. With that in mind, we wanted to invite you to join us for a TEDxBroadway discussion on these topics with Emily Simoness, Sebastian Herscher and Matt Jozwiak on Wednesday, May 20th at 12:30pm Eastern / 9:30am Pacific.
These three TEDxBroadway alums have all taken the stage for talks that addressed their own personal stories about what it took to adapt and innovate. So, of course, we wanted to hear how they think about those topics in the age of COVID-19 for our special conversation series aimed at asking, “What’s the best WE can be right now?”
If you can, take a few minutes to watch their TEDxBroadway talks. You’ll get more context for this discussion. Joining us are:
- Emily Simoness, who 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. Housed on 130 acres of organic farmland in Brewster, NY, SPACE has quickly become one of the premier centers for new play development in the country. At TEDxBroadway 2013, Emily’s talk focused on what happens when you’re “Following Your Life’s Path, Not Your Life’s Plan.”
- Sebastian Herscher, who is the CEO and co-founder of Parallux and a PhD Candidate at the NYU Future Reality Lab. Parallux delivers world-class immersive experiences to mass audiences, and its mission is to help people experience breathtaking new worlds together in a powerfully social and immersive way. At last year’s event, Sebastian talked about “What Virtual Reality Can Learn From Theater.”
- Matt Jozwiak, who at only 31, has already been in the food industry almost half his life. His first big break came when he decided to move to France and train under his mentor, Pierre Orsi. By 27, Jozwiak was named a chef de partie at the world-renowned fine dining restaurant Eleven Madison Park in New York City. But for Jozwiak, the true recipe for success is less about making a name for himself in the culinary world — and more about giving back to the community. After seeing first-hand the amount of nutritious, high-quality food that goes to waste in restaurants, Jozwiak left Eleven Madison Park to launch the food justice non-profit RethinkFood NYC. And, at TEDxBroadway 2019, Matt made a very personal revelation on stage during his talk, “Sharing Equity.”