Photo Flash: TED TALKS LIVE Launches Six-Night Event at Town Hall
TED, the nonprofit devoted to Ideas Worth Spreading, and PBS just launched the first ever TED TALKS LIVE, a six-night speaker event featuring TED Talks, short films and performances at The Town Hall (123 West 43rd Street) in New York's famed Theater District.
Participants joining the previously announced line-up include: Jeremy Bailenson, Sangeeta Bhatia, Christianne Boudreau, Daniella Carter, Rajiv Chandrasekaran, Thomas Dolby, Danielle Feinberg, Zaria Forman, Graham 2 Dance Company, Jim Green, Paula Hammond, Eric Haseltine, Yusef Komunyakaa, Nadia Lopez, Sean McComb, Meshell Ndegeocello, Samantha Nutt, Arati Prabhakar, Jamila Raqib, Anna Deavere Smith, Tierney Thys and Martha Wainwright.
Each program will also screen two short films, featuring work by award-winning filmmakers Geeta Gandbhir, Perri Peltz,Greg Whiteley, Heather Courtney, Anayansi Prado, Jon Halperin, Mark Mannucci, Michèle Stephenson, Joe Brewster, David Alvarado, Jason Sussberg, Tony Gerber, Lynn Nottage, Denise Zmeckol, Max Solomon, and Ric Burns.
TED TALKS LIVE offers an unprecedented opportunity to view a TED event for FREE to students, educators and veterans who apply for passes online. More than 1,800 tickets have been distributed to students and educators and are SOLD OUT, due to popular demand from applicants; FREE tickets are still available for veterans. Tickets for the general public are $100 with 50% off for active military to the War & Peace programs.
TED TALKS LIVE is a co-production with PBS and the Independent Television Service (ITVS), and is funded by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB)'s Diversity and Innovation Fund.
Featuring three programs over six nights, November 1 - 6 at 7:30pm, TED TALKS LIVE is hosted by best-selling author, comedian and activist Baratunde Thurston. Speakers will share ideas in quick, powerful talks-18 minutes or less, TED's signature format.
Photo Credit: Ryan Lash
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