Picking up where the sold-out 2012 TedxBroadway event left off, 2013’s daylong symposium in January brings together influential people in academics, entertainment, marketing, and media to discuss the future of Broadway. TEDxBroadway’s notable panelists, speakers, and performers will attempt to answer the question, “What’s the best Broadway can be: on stage, as an important neighborhood in New York City, and in terms of its cultural impact on the world.” Organizers of the event, which is known for attracting recognizable names, today unveiled a list of six more speakers, including “Star Trek” star George Takei, Pulitzer Prize-winning producer Daryl Roth, and cello-driven band Rasputina.
TEDxBroadway also announced that David Sael, head of digital media for the National Theatre of Great Britain, Ellen Isaacs, an ethnographer and user experience designer at the Palo Alto Research Center, and Adam Thurman, directing of marketing for Chicago’s Court Theatre, will speak as well. Additional speakers are expected to be announced in the coming weeks.
TEDxBroadway will be held 11 a.m.–6 p.m., Jan. 28, 2013, at New World Stages. Admission is $100.