Young Professional Application Deadline: December 8, 2017

When the seventh annual TEDxBroadway returns Tuesday, February 27, 2018 to New World Stages in New York City, the always sold-out event will be brimming with new speakers, new ideas and new members of the Young Professional and Student Programs.

 “Each year we get the community together to ask ‘What’s the BEST Broadway can be?’ We want to be sure that students and young professionals are part of this conversation that helps shape the future of the Broadway eco-system,” says Jim McCarthy, CEOGoldstar and Co-organizer, TEDxBroadway. “While we do sell out every year, these programs guarantee a free seat to those applicants that are really committed to exploring topic.”

Each year, 58 people are invited from a large pool of applicants for the Young Professionals and Student Programs. The goal is to create an environment in which the young professionals and students can network, voice their opinions and insights, and build relationships for later initiatives. The TEDxBroadway Young Professional Program is being underwritten by The Nederlander Organization.

 “There’s an undeniable buzz that comes from the balcony at the event,” adds Damian Bazadona, founder of Situation Interactive and TEDxBroadway Co-organizer. “It’s the Young Professionals and Students sharing their thoughts, ideas and enthusiasm. We’re so grateful to have them there and hear about what’s important to them.”

TEDxBroadway Young Professionals:
Applications are now being accepted for the program. Each selected participant gets one free ticket to TEDxBroadway. They will also be invited into a private social group with opportunities to engage with other young professionals, as well as opportunities to interact with professionals and leaders in the Broadway community before, during and after the conference.

To apply to attend TEDxBroadway 2017 as a Young Professional:
-Submit an application by December 8, 2017 at 11:59pm
-Be under age 30 as of February 27, 2018
-Work in a field that touches the Broadway ecosystem

TEDxBroadway Student Program:
Select graduate students from area schools including Yale, Brooklyn College, Columbia and NYU will be nominated by their professors to receive a free ticket to TEDxBroadway. They will be invited to also attend meetings and events with the Young Professionals, industry professionals and established leaders in the community surrounding the conference. Their tickets have been underwritten by Disney Theatricals.

TEDxBroadway is co-organized by Damian Bazadona, founder of Situation Interactive and Jim McCarthy, CEO of Goldstar. They are proud to welcome back co-organizing sponsors: Jujamcyn Theaters, TheShubert Organization and

Additional details are available at:

Interested attendees can purchase tickets at:

Follow TEDxBroadway on Twitter: @TEDxBroadway

About TEDx, x = independently organized event: In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. At a TEDx event, TEDTalks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. These local, self-organized events are branded TEDx, where x = independently organized TED event. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events are self-organized. (Subject to certain rules and regulations.)

 About TED: TED is a nonprofit organization devoted to Ideas Worth Spreading. Started as a four-day conference in California 26 years ago, TED has grown to support those world-changing ideas with multiple initiatives. At TED, the world’s leading thinkers and doers are asked to give the talk of their lives in 18 minutes. Talks are then made available, free, at TED speakers have included Bill Gates, Jane Goodall, Elizabeth Gilbert, Sir Richard Branson, Benoit Mandelbrot, Philippe Starck, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, Isabel Allende and former UK Prime Minister Gordon Brown. Two major TED events are held each year: The TED Conference takes place every spring in Long Beach, California (along with a parallel conference, TEDActive, in Palm Springs), and TEDGlobal is held each summer in Edinburgh, Scotland. For information about TED’s upcoming conferences, visit

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