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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 …

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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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Experience

A New Kind of Museum Popping Up Around the Globe

Young people aren’t going to museums as much as they used to. Most teenagers use social media. This gave Petra Scharinger a bright idea: to create nofilter_museum, filled with interactive exhibits inviting people to take photos of themselves. A Museum of Selfies! BBC News reports on the Nofilter_museum opening in Vienna, and we have a few Museum of Selfies listed on Goldstar: Museum of Selfies Las Vegas and Museum of Selfies in Hollywood, Calif.: “I think it’s the future of …

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Have You Heard the Buzz From Above?

Each year at TEDxBroadway, we talk about the distinctive buzz that emanates from the balcony at New World Stages. That buzz is none other than the TEDxBroadway Young Professionals group who get to attend the event for FREE and meet up for a number of other networking events. What’s great is that those who’ve been in the program are still buzzing about their experience. So if you are a Young Professional, please do apply for the program. If you know an ideal candidate, we hope you’ll share this …

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Know Someone Who Should Be in Our Young Professional Program?

Every year, we invite 40 young professionals to attend TEDxBroadway for free. But even better than a comp ticket, this group gets to join in special activities before, during and after the conference, and network with industry leaders and TEDxBroadway speakers. It’s hugely important to us that young professionals be a part of the conversation and help shape the future of Broadway. That’s why every year we’re so excited to welcome this group and hear their ideas. If you, or someone …

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Marketing

We All Win When We “Get ‘Em Young”

The U.K.’s Northern Ballet is shooting 40-minute films for their Bite-Sized Ballets series and plans to screen them at local theaters, such as Odeon, Cineworld and Picturehouse. According to The Guardian, the series “will kick off with an adaptation of the Tortoise & the Hare, to be followed by Elves & the Shoemaker and Three Little Pigs. At the start of each film, the story is narrated on screen and dance instructors show children how to do some of the …

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Innovation

Think Outside the Industry: Insta Novels on Instagram

The New York Library has a fun new idea to attract younger readers. It’s transforming classic novels into animated Instagram Stories, called Insta Novels. The first book available is Lewis Carroll’s Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, and, according to Dani Deahl for The Verge, “The library plans to release several other books … over the next couple of months, including part two of Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, Charlotte Perkins’ The Yellow Wallpaper, and Franz Kafka’s The Metamorphosis.” Deahl shares that “it’s a neat …

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Have You Heard the Buzz?

Every year, there’s an unmistakable buzz emanating from the loft at TEDxBroadway at New World Stages. It’s not a technical glitch or a sound issue. Nope, it’s the sound of TEDxBroadway Young Professionals and Students, who are enthusiastically chatting about what they’re experiencing that day. We’re really proud of these programs. From the TEDxBroadway get-go we knew we wanted to have the widest variety of speakers on stage and the widest variety of audience members in attendance. Because, when you’re …

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Marketing

Think Outside the Industry: Williams Sonoma Targets Younger Audience With Venmo

If you’re looking to attract a younger audience (that’s many of us), it’s a good idea to be familiar with what’s popular with that demographic. Like Venmo, for instance. It’s an app that lets you send money to friends and family. According to PSFK, Williams Sonoma will soon accept Venmo as a form of payment for items on bridal registries: “Williams Sonoma hopes the new program will help the company appeal to a younger customer base that is accustomed to …

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Marketing

Guaranteed Attention-Getter: An Opera of Orgasms

You’re a Swedish opera house premiering your rendition of Puccini’s Turandot, and you’d like to attract younger audiences. What do you do? One sure way to get new patrons is to release an ad that’s been labeled “The Opera of Orgasms.” The Swedish opera house Folkoperan hired an ad agency to produce a video of people, um, having orgasms. Adweek reports: “In the film, people in various — not necessarily glamorous — sexual situations express their climax to the tune …

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