So, before the place is discussed (it's pictured above), it should be said that it was really, critically important to me to get this right for FED. You know what they say: location, location, location... It's not just that, though. It's that the vibe of a place is immensely powerful in setting the tone of an experience -- almost as though its physical skeleton is also a metaphysical structure that will hold and shape the content of what the people enact within it.
OK, now that you can really tell I've been overthinking this -- I was in contact with about a dozen different venues across Manhattan. I saw intimate apartments for home hospitality, trendy art galleries, and co-working spaces. I thought, and felt, and dreamed about what the atmosphere of FED should and could be.
Then I found it: a theater. FED at its essence is centered around a "FED talk" - inspiring the guests and igniting the conversation around ideas and new ways of thinking. What better way to make this come to life than to put the spotlight (yes, literally) on the presenter?
But the location of choice is not just a theater. (It's a really cool theater.) Beyond the stage, onlookers will enjoy an intimate dining space which will allow for those deep conversations -- and did I mention a four-course meal?
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