OZY Fest Two Hits NYC On July 21st

OZY Media, the daily information source for important stories told nowhere else, announced that President and Founder of Emerson Collective Laurene Powell Jobs will interview former Secretary of State and 2016 Presidential Candidate Hillary Rodham Clinton at OZY Fest in New York City. The interview will take place during the annual fest on Saturday, July 21, 2018, at Rumsey Playfield in New York City’s Central Park. A limited number of tickets are still available at OZY.com/ozyfest.


Described by The New York Times as “part music festival, part TED talk, part food fair,” and by CNBC as “New York’s answer to SXSW“ OZY Fest features world-class entertainers, innovators, esteemed thought leaders, artists and some of the world’s best food. This year’s lineup includes musicians Passion Pit, Common, Grouplove, and Young the Giant; comedians Chelsea Handler, Hasan Minhaj and Michelle Wolf; entrepreneurs Ruth Zukerman (Flywheel), Tim Brown (Allbirds), Cindy Mi (VIPKID); authors Malcolm Gladwell, Steven Pinker, Roxane Gay and Salman Rushdie; performers Taye Diggs, Sanaa Lathan and Laverne Cox; celebrity chefs Marcus Samuelsson and Roy Choi, and many more.

“OZY Fest is where important conversations and newsmaking moments happen,” says Carlos Watson, OZY co-founder and CEO. “People come to OZY Fest to experience unexpected perspectives. We’re so proud to welcome two global changemakers in Secretary Clinton and Laurene Powell Jobs for an unprecedented exchange of ideas, and have no doubt this conversation will prove enlightening and inspiring for people in attendance and watching via live stream around the world.”

OZY Fest is something you experience — not something you just attend. I went last year and it was awesome. It will be even more amazing this year as it has expanded to two days. The 2017 OZY Fest attracted over 5,000 guests, who engaged with art, opened their minds to technology, politics and provocative speakers, tasted inventive foods and partied to live music, all in one place. Past headliners have included Vice President Joe Biden and Dr. Jill Biden, will.i.am, Samantha Bee, Mark Cuban, Issa Rae, Jason Derulo, Katie Couric, Sen. Cory Booker, Jeb Bush, Eddie Huang and many more.

I can’t wait to attend again!



The Platform:

      12-12:10: Intro Remarks (Carlos Watson)

      12:10-12:40: ChangeUp: The Future of Entrepreneurship Alex Rodriguez (Carlos)

      12:50-1:30: How to Succeed In Business Without a Rule Book: Alex Rodriguez, Ruth Zukerman, Tim Brown, Ryan Williams (Carlos Watson)

      1:40-2:20: Love You Like A Love Song Baby (Eureka)

      2:30-3:00: The Future of Conservative Movement Under Trump: Grover Norquist, Mark Sanford (Fay Schlesinger)

      3-3:30: Democracy Interrupted: Should Dems Do More Than #Resist?: Tom Perez (Dana Bash)

      3:40-4:10: #MeToo With Rose McGowan (Jake Tapper)

      4:20-4:50: Incarceration Nation With Common (Lizzie O’Leary)

      5-5:40: Hillary Rodham Clinton in Conversation with Laurene Powell Jobs

      6:50-7:40: Common

      7:50-8:50: Hasan Minhaj

      9-9:55: Young the Giant

Townsquare Stage:

      12:10-1: Cooking Up a Storm with Marcus Samuelsson: Pasta La Vista Baby

      1:10-1:40: Borderless With Salman Rushdie (Fay Schlesinger)

      1:50-2:30: Facing Your Fears: Beth Comstock, Tony Gonzalez, Sgt King (Fay Schlesinger)

      2:40-3:10: Cooking Up a Storm with Marcus Samuelsson: Marcus Pollo

      3:20-3:50: Education, Entrepreneurship, and Building an Empire: Cindy Mi (Carlos)

      4-4:30: The Future of Fashion: Isaac Mizrahi, Christian Siriano (Dana Bash)

      4:40-5:10: Outspoken with Roxane Gay (Fay Schlesinger)


      12-12:40: Cynthia Nixon

      12:45-1:10: How Technology Is Transforming Healthcare (Intel)

      1:20-1:50: The Future of Everything: Steven Pinker, Cindy Mi, Mike Moe (Lizzie O’Leary)

      2-2:30: Modern Day Heroes (Ally)

      2:40-3:10: Breaking Big: Ruth Zukerman, Christian Siriano, Roxane Gay (Carlos Watson)

      3:20-3:50: Close Your Eyes: Hypnotherapy With Grace Smith

      4-4:30: We Need to Talk About Guns: Kristin Lemkau, Grover Norquist, Art Acevedo (CarlosWatson)

      4:40 – 5:30: Ground Game: What to Make of the Midterms: Carlos Curbelo (McClatchy)


The Platform:

      12-12:10: Intro Remarks (Carlos Watson)

      12:10-1: Impeachment is a Strong Word: Chelsea Handler, Tom Steyer (Carlos Watson)

      1:10-2: Revisionist History with Malcolm Gladwell (Carlos Watson)

      2:10-3: Savage Questions: Scott Rogowsky

      3:10-4: Special Guest

      4:10-5: Grouplove

      5-6: Michelle Wolf

      6-7: Passion Pit


      12:10-1: The Future of Hollywood: Laverne Cox, Taye Diggs, Sanaa Lathan (Rebecca Sun)

      1:20-2: Karl Rove

      2:10-2:40: Ladies of Liberty: Sen. Gillibrand, Chelsea Handler (Ana Kasparian)

      2:50-3:20: Foul Play with Jemele Hill

      4:20-4:50: Roy Choi (Eugene Robinson)

      5:10-5:40: Cooking Up a Storm with Roy Choi

OZY Fest is sponsored by Ally, Infor, Volvo, Showtime Documentaries, Lufthansa, iHeart Media and Intel.




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