The Sunday Giveaway: 1 Free Ticket to TEDx Broadway!

Just a few weeks ago we announced the return of TEDx Broadway, and tickets are flying off the e-shelves.  Co-Organizers Damian Bazadona, Jim McCarthy and I have been a bit overwhelmed by the excitement from inside our beloved industry, as well as from the outside world.  So we’re working twice as hard to deliver an event that everyone is going to love.

And I can’t tell you everything that’s going to happen during those few hours on January 28th.  But I can tell you it’s going to be cool.

Wow.  January 28th.  It’s hard to believe that it’s less than three months away.

It’s also hard to believe that we’re giving away a free ticket to one of you!

Want to win a free pass to TEDx?  Here’s how:

OK, since you’ve all been such good boys and girls, I’ll give you one hint as to something we’re thinking about doing this year that’s a little different . . .

We’ve been inspired by the Presidential Debates (remember this blog from the last presidential election?) as well as the work of an org called Intelligence Squared.

Intelligence Square makes big succinct and most definitely controversial statements  (e.g. Legalize Drugs, Ban College Football, Give Ken Davenport A Broadway Theater to Run, etc.) then gets two sides to debate that issue (a For and an Against).  The fun part about what they do is that they have the audience vote For/Against before the debate.  And then after!  You see how compelling the arguments are instantaneously!  Fun!

Ok, so we’re toying with the idea of doing something like that for TEDx.  Toying, I say . . . ’cause there’s no guarantee.  Why am I being so hemmy-and-hawwy?

Because we haven’t found our big succinct statement . . . yet.

That’s where you come in!

Comment below with your simple statement with pros and cons and maybe you’ll win the ticket to TEDx!

And maybe you’ll see some super speakers debating your issue!


(Got a comment? I love ‘em, so comment below!  Click here then scroll down to say what’s on your mind!)



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Ken created one of the first Broadway podcasts, recording over 250 episodes over 7 years. It features interviews with A-listers in the theater about how they “made it”, including 2 Pulitzer Prize Winners, 7 Academy Award Winners and 76 Tony Award winners. Notable guests include Pasek & Paul, Kenny Leon, Lynn Ahrens and more.