The Deuce

Unfortunately, TEDxTimesSquare is Not a Gathering of Dudes in Cookie Monster Costumes

Come on, guys!
Not invited to TEDxTimesSquare. (Photo: Instagram,  Yuka Inage)

Not invited to TEDxTimesSquare. (Photo: Instagram, Yuka Inage)

At this point, everywhere short of the Herald Square subway station has its very own TEDx conference. Hence today’s inaugural edition of TEDxTimesSquare, focused on the theme: “Openness: Exploring the Limits and Possibilities of Open Culture.” Speakers include HARO founder Peter Shankman, who’s delivering a talk about the virtues of niceness and “YouTube Sensation” Collin McLoughlin.

Frankly, this is a missed opportunity. Why not round up a bunch of off-brand Elmos and Super Marios and Cookie Monsters to talk about crisis PR?

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