August marks the One Year Anniversary of the founding of FED! To honor this special occasion, guess what... they're baaaack!! That's right, we're bringing some of your favorite FED talkers back to the stage for a fun interactive evening based on the gameshow "Hollywood Squares." And birthday cake, of course. (Menu is here.)
Your friendly neighborhood FED lineup will include:
Roi Ben-Yehuda (FED: Conflict Resolution) is an expert in the field of conflict resolution, negotiation and organizational management. He teaches at Columbia University, is a trainer for LifeLabs Learning, and writes for a wide range of international publications. He is completing his doctorate with a focus on constructive conflict cultures in innovative organizations.
Tiq Milan (TransGiving) has been an advocate in the LGBT community for over a decade. He is also a writer and journalist who carved a niche for himself as a media advocate and one of the leading voices for transgender equality. He is a regular on-air contributor to Huff Post Live and various MSNBC news outlets and has penned articles for BET.com, Rolling Stone, The New York Times, The Source, Vibe and others on issues facing the LGBT movement.
Meg Okura (FED: Music & Authenticity) is a Grammy nominated jazz violinist, composer, erhu player, and leader of the Pan Asian Chamber Jazz Ensemble. She is also a member of the band Pharaoh's Daughter; Emilio Solla y La Inestable de Brooklyn, which was nominated for the 57th Grammy Award for Best Latin Jazz Album; and New York Tango Quartet, among others.
Joshua Spodek (FED: Entrepreneurship) earned such praise as "Best and Brightest" (Esquire Magazine's Genius Issue), "Astrophysicist turned new media whiz" (NBC) and "Rocket Scientist" (Forbes Magazine and ABC News). He is a professor at NYU, columnist for Inc., and leadership and executive coach for Columbia Business School's Program on Social Intelligence and to private clients.
Adam and Todd Stone (FED Comedy Night) are the twin comedian duo Stone and Stone. They were semi-finalists on "Last Comic Standing," the leads in a series of Verizon FiOS commercials, and have performed on New York Friars Club roasts for people including Dennis Rodman, George Takei and Padma Lakshmi. They also host a web series presented by truTV called "Grown up, Grown down," which accompanies the show “How to be a Grown Up.”
Zen Anton (FED: Music & Authenticity) is a singer and songwriter. No autotune. No overdubs. All live.