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08 Nov
The Jerry H. Labowitz Theatre for the Performing Arts | 1 Washington Place, NY, NY 10003
Nov 8, 2014 | 4:00 PM-5:30 PM

Alumni Events

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Alumni Day: Give the Crowd a Seat at the Table

Hear from Ivan Askwith ​​ (​GAL ’03), an independent consultant, strategist, and producer who is charting a new course for the media industries focused on direct fan engagement.

Askwith is the agent behind two record-breaking Kickstarter campaigns, most recently generating $6.5M from over 105K supporters to revive the classic children’s television brand Reading Rainbow for a new generation of digital natives. Speaking with his former Gallatin adviser, Professor Stephen Duncombe, Askwith will share his thoughts on how crowdfunding suggests the potential for new, more satisfying ​and direct relationships between creators and consumers.