2019 Live Ideas Gala

March 25
Contact aburke@newyorklivearts.org for ticketing



Save the Date | 2019 Live Ideas Gala | Monday, March 25th


Award-winning actor JEFFREY WRIGHT for his profound commitment to using art as a catalyst for social and political change, and for his award-winning role in Westworld, which poses profound questions about what it means to be human in an age of artificial intelligence.

Computer scientist, composer, visual artist, and author, JARON LANIER, for his commitment to examining and challenging the social effects of AI and new technology and its impact on humanity.

Presented to TED and CHRIS ANDERSON, for TED‘s commitment as a catalyst for social, political, and scientific inquiry, and to the spread of valuable ideas


Featuring performances by TWIN SHADOW and BILL T. JONES/ARNIE ZANE COMPANY.

The Caldwell Factory
547 W 26th St, New York City

Catering by BITE

Sponsored by Belvedere Vodka, Glenmorangie Single Malt Scotch, Volcan de mi TierraTequila, and Brooklyn Hemispherical Bitters

Gala Host Committee

Anonymous, Kyle Abraham**, Laurie Anderson**,
Sarah Arison*, Mx Justin Vivian Bond**, Manhattan Borough President Gale A. Brewer**, The Pevaroff Cohn Family Foundation, Kim Cullen*, Claire Danes & Hugh Dancy, David Dechman & Michel Mercure, Eleanor Friedman, Adam Flatto, Google, Agnes Gund, Helen Haje*, Stephen* & Ruth Hendel, NYC Council Speaker Corey Johnson**, Bill T. Jones* & Bjorn Amelan*, Titus Kaphar**, Suzanne Karpas, Colleen Keegan*, Lorraine Gallard & Richard H. Levy*, Wendy & Jeffrey Liszt, Robert Longo, Barbara & Alan Marks*, Chirlane McCray, First Lady of NYC**, Amy Newman* & Bud Shulman, Mark O’Donnell, Okwui Okpokwasili**, Randy Polumbo*, Plant Construction, Ellen M. Poss, Matthew Putman*, Slobodan Randjelović* and Jon Stryker, Alanna Rutherford*, Democratic Leader Charles E. Schumer**, Jane Bovingdon Semel*, Ruby Shang*, Cindy Sherman, Gloria Steinem**, Catharine R. Stimpson*, Pat Stryker, Council Member Jimmy Van Bramer**, Diana Wege*, Hank Willis Thomas**

2018 Gala Photo Album

For more information, please contact Ali Burke at aburke@newyorklivearts.org or 212.691.6500 x377