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New Meetup: Official Economist Event

From: saul d.
Sent on: Monday, October 13, 2008 5:12 PM
Announcing a new Meetup for Economist readers!

What: Official Economist Event

When: October 31,[masked]:00 PM

Where: Click the link below to find out!

Meetup Description: Use the following promo code to save on ticket prices. ($30 tickets should drop to $20)

All tickets must be purchased in advance at

NYC Program includes Art of Obituary (Oct 31); Art of Satire (Nov 1); and
Art of Debate (Nov 2)

What The Economist
Over three days in New York City, the pages of the weekly magazine come to
life in unexpected, delightful and engaging ways. Tickets range from $30
for individual events to $500 for VIP passes including an exclusive
breakfast with The Economist editors. More information and tickets
available at

Art of the Obituary, Friday, October 31st, 9pm to 12 midnight
Location: Prince George Ballroom, 15 E 27th Street
Tickets: $30 entrance only; $50 entrance plus book for author signing.
In an entertaining alternative to the traditional costumed party, The
Economist celebrates Book of Obituaries, the first-ever publication of the
most-compelling obituaries in the magazine, with Obituaries Editor Ann Wroe
interviewed by WNYC?s Leonard Lopate. Cocktails and conversation.

Art of Political Satire, Saturday, November 1st, 7pm and 10pm
Location: Edison Ballroom, 240 W 47th Street
Tickets: 7pm $30 show only; 10pm $50 show plus cast after-party with
Politics―and the presidential election―will never look the same when The
Economist partners with renowned improvisational comedy troupe The Second
City. In an antidote to the grueling political season, the fast-paced show
will immerse the audience in an evening of engaging improv and a hands-on
tutorial in cartooning led by the magazine's 30-year political cartoonist
Kal Kallaugher. This show has played to sold-out crowds in Atlanta, Raleigh,
Chicago and San Francisco.

Art of Debate, Sunday, November 2nd, 12noon and 3pm
Location: Gotham Hall, 1356 Broadway @ 36th Street
Tickets: Individual debate $30; 2 debate all access pass $50
In a Sunday afternoon double header, The Economist will draw together
influential public intellectuals to debate Oxford-style before a live
12noon: Resolved―The business of business is business. Executive Editor
Daniel Franklin will moderate a debate on whether corporations should be
involved in the business of social responsibility. Debaters: For the
Proposition―Clive Crook, Will Wilkinson; Against the Proposition―Bennett
Freeman, John Ruggie.
3PM: Resolved―Brand America will regain its shine. With the election hours
away, Editor-in-Chief John Micklethwait will moderate a debate on the future
of 'Brand America'. Debaters: For the Proposition―Peter Beinart, Keith
Reinhard; Against the Proposition―Benjamin Barber, Parag Khanna.

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