David Beame serves as the Event Director at the Global Poverty Project, a non-profit working towards ending extreme poverty by 2030. In his role, David oversees the major events for the Global Citizen brand including event and broadcast production of the Global Citizen Festival, an annual 60,000-person festival on the Great Lawn, Central Park that coincides with the United Nations General Assembly and features the world’s most popular artists, celebrities and world leaders. The festival is broadcast live on MSNBC and YouTube with highlight programs appearing on NBC and distributed through BBC Worldwide. Past performers include Pearl Jam, Beyonce, JAY-Z, Coldplay, Stevie Wonder, No Doubt, Ed Sheeran, Neil Young, and Foo Fighters along with celebrities such as Hugh Jackman, Leonardo Dicaprio, Olivia Wilde, Kerry Washington, and Stephen Colbert, and dignitaries including Vice President Biden, Michelle Obama, UN Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon, and Prime Minister Modi of India.
In addition to his role with Global Citizen, David is also a partner at the entertainment law firm of Beame & Mencher LLP.
David is a graduate of New World School of the Arts and received a bachelor of arts degree from Boston University and his Juris Doctor from the University of Miami School of Law.
Thursday, November 16
10:00 - 11:00 AM
Friday November 17
11:00 - 11:50 AM