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It’s ON! TEDxBroadway Returns on Tues., Nov. 17

Mark your calendar for the return of TEDxBroadway -- Tuesday, November 17 at 1pm Eastern -- because the 2020 conference is on, and it’s going to be online. Since 2011, we’ve been asking, “What’s the best Broadway can be?” And, while we all wish the answer was just even open, this is a watershed moment for the community to address this mission-critical question with even greater urgency, immediacy and, well, hope for the future. We’re lining up the most intriguing speakers...

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Can We Count You In?

This Tuesday, we’re getting everybody on board to discuss “Getting Everybody on Board.” Part of our “What’s the best WE can be right now?” discussion series, we want to turn to our community for their thoughts on building community to achieve goals. And, we’re so fortunate to have TEDxBroadway alums who have in-depth experience in this area. Joining us Tuesday, July 14 at 4:30pm Eastern Time are: Caroline Bragdon is the Director of Neighborhood Interventions for the Pest Control Services program at...

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Join Our Live Chat on the Future of Broadway

We all want to know when Broadway will be back, but we’re also thinking beyond the initial reopening date -- to the future. And, by future, we mean 20 or even 40 years into the future of Broadway, but not just Broadway. We think some of our younger members of the TEDxBroadway community have great insight into what this future should look like. So, we hope you’ll join us Tuesday, June 30 at 4:30pm Eastern for a live chat. Register here for...

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Join TEDxBroadway to Discuss “The Urgency of Change”

We invite you to join us for a discussion on the “The Urgency of Change” on Tuesday, June 16 at 4:30pm Eastern/1:30pm Pacific.  At the onset of the pandemic, TEDxBroadway (co-founded by Goldstar CEO Jim McCarthy and Damian Bazadona of Situation) created an online conversation around the topics that would make us all think about “What’s the best WE can be right now?” Now is the time to expand the scope of these conversations, in light of the injustice and...

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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,...

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Join Our Online Conversation Series This Wednesday

If there’s one thing we’re all doing right now, in addition to staying home, it’s asking ourselves a ton of questions that just aren’t answerable at this exact moment. When will this end? What will it be like when we can open?  One other question we’re asking … “What’s the best WE can be right now?” To help answer it, I’d love for you to join us this Wednesday, May 6 at 12:30pm Eastern/9:30am Pacific for an online conversation series....

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TEDxBroadway to Host Live Streaming Conversation Series

Today, TEDxBroadway organizers announced a new series of online conversations with a central theme in light of the COVID-19 pandemic and its impact on the Broadway community -- “What’s the best WE can be right now?” “We’ve tapped a few of our TEDxBroadway alumni with the idea that their topics seem especially meaningful in these tough times, and there’s more to say about them,” says TEDxBroadway Co-Founder, Damian Bazadona of Situation. “Their topics range from service, to facing challenges, to just taking an opportunity to share...

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TEDxBroadway Seeks New Voices for 2020 Event

Each year, we spend thousands of hours collectively searching for interesting and unique speakers for TEDxBroadway. And, each year some of the speakers come by way of the New Voices program, which is now accepting online submissions. While we have a substantial network with which to work, we also wanted a way to welcome speakers with extraordinary ideas who might not be on our radar screen -- so their voices could be heard, too. And, you know what? People want to speak. Thousands of submissions have poured in online...

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Question: What’s the Biggest Topic on Broadway?

Answer: Diversity and Inclusion. Each year, all applicants for our Young Professional Program are asked, “What’s the BEST Broadway can be?” By an overwhelming margin, their answers relate to diversity and inclusion. Over our 8-year history, we’ve explored the topic from many different angles, and from myriad speakers, who’ve shared their remarkable and moving insights. But it was at TEDxBroadway 2019 when Oshoke Pamela Abalu challenged us to question the words we’re using when talking about diversity and inclusion. It’s a...

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The New Voice You Need to Hear

We promised you new voices. And, well, we’re certain we delivered when 17-year-old Marshall W. Mabry IV took the stage at TEDxBroadway 2019 for his talk -- "The Intersectionality of Black Boys and Shakespeare." OK. Marshall delivered. Twice. A little background -- Marshall was one of hundreds who submitted their idea for a talk to us during our open submission period (we’ll have more news on that soon). When we got together with the alum committee to review submission videos months before the event, it...

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