Members of TEDxBroadway's Young Professional and Student programs will be allowed into the Loft.
TEDxBroadway co-organizer Damian Bazadona said in a statement, "Some of today's most influential people in the Broadway ecosystem come to TEDxBroadway, but we want to make sure that some of tomorrow's most influential are there too," and according to press notes, "the organizers of the one-day event that asks 'What is the Best Broadway Can Be?' are inviting the next generation to participate in shaping the future of Broadway with the TEDxBroadway Young Professional and Student Programs."
The TEDxBroadway Student programs are comprised of, "select graduate students from area schools including Yale, Brooklyn College, Columbia and NYU [who] will be nominated by their professors to receive a free ticket to TEDxBroadway...their tickets have been underwritten by Disney Theatricals."
The TEDxBroadway Young Professionals application period is now open.
Selected TEDxBroadway Young Professionals participants will also receive one free ticket to TEDxBroadway and will be invited to a social group to engage with other young professionals, as well as professionals and leaders, during, before and after the conference. Applications are open through Dec. 31. Applicants must be under the age of 30 as of Feb. 23, 2015 and must, "work in a field that touches the Broadway ecosystem." To apply please click the link here.
As previously reported, speakers at this year’s event will include: Benj Pasek and Justin Paul (Tony-nominated songwriters), Sree Sreenivasan (Chief Digital Officer at the Metropolitan Museum of Art), Dr. Laurie Santos (Associate Professor of Psychology at Yale University),Kirsten Sabia (Vice President of Marketing Services for the PGA TOUR), Osh Ghanimah, (Founder and CEO of Broadway For All), Elliott Masie (expert in learning) and Emily Simoness (Executive Director of SPACE on Ryder Farm).