It’s only a month until TEDxNewYork and we are beyond excited! Audience applications are now open, so if you haven’t applied yet, we encourage you to do so. Applications to attend close on August 21st - which is right around the corner, so get yours in soon!
TEDxNewYork is happening Saturday, September 10, 2016 at The SVA Theater in Chelsea. Our theme this year is “Down the Rabbit Hole.” It's an inspiring meeting of creative minds, curated for a community of fascinating, diverse, and provocative New Yorkers. We’d love for you to share this unique experience with us. Tickets are $100, and the daylong program will include amazing speakers, food and drinks, and a few surprises.
Our goal is to make our audience as wonderfully diverse and passionate as our speakers. We want you to tell everyone you know about TEDxNewYork: the inspired readers you meet at the bookstore, the person in line at a festival who loves talking about social change, your roommates, your favorite cashier, the person sitting next to you on the train who is scrolling through The New York Times. We inspire you to think outside of the box and invite all kinds of folks; that’s how the best conversations happen at TEDx events.
To whet your intellectual appetite for the upcoming program, last month we presented you with 9 stellar speakers. Now, we’re thrilled to share the second half of our exciting speakers with you! Below you may find some familiar faces and names and some you’d like to learn more about:
Maria Alejandro believes that aging is beautiful, we just have to find ways to live healthily into old age. She’s the director of senior services at East Harlem’s Union Settlement.
Political theorist Ian Bremmer wants us to rethink global power. He’s the president of political risk firm Eurasia Group and the author of five books, including his latest, Superpower.
Joanna Ebenstein is a multidisciplinary artist, death enthusiast, and founder of Brooklyn’s Morbid Anatomy Museum.
Philip Pettit is a political philosopher at Princeton University, where he thinks deeply about republican governments and the nature of freedom.
Jo Firestone is a comedian and the host of events around New York like the monthly pun competition Punderdome 3000.
We’re super excited about our program, and the beautiful artwork that goes along with it (we must give a big thank you to our agency and design partner, TBWA), and the people who will join us. We hope you are, too.
To quote a favorite rabbit hole denizen, Lewis Carroll: “One of the secrets of life is that all that is really worth doing is what we do for others.”
Join us at TEDxNewYork 2016 to celebrate the ways we all change and impact the world - and everyone in it.