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U2 on the Side: Movies, Theatre, Commercials & More
U2 reached the top of the music industry in the late 1980s and has stayed there since. But over the years, the band's reach has extended into new areas: Broadway, film, television, entrepreneurial investments, and more. The last decade especially has surprised many fans with Larry launching an acting career, and Bono and The Edge helping create the Broadway musical Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark. In this session, we'll review a timeline of U2's extracurricular projects over their career, consider the band's motivations for branching out beyond rock and roll, and debate the benefits and pitfalls of U2's side projects.
Moderator and 2-4 panelists giving formal presentations, with audience discussion and Q&A after.
What we're looking for:
We're seeking 2-4 U2 fans to be part of our panel discussing U2's extracurricular activities -- not charity work, but just about anything else.
If you're interested in the band's film soundtrack contributions and want to speak about how/why those choices have influenced U2, this would be the perfect session to do so.
If you're interested in Larry's blossoming acting career, and want to talk about what it means for him individually and the band as a whole, this is the right session.
If you're interested in the Spider-Man production on Broadway, and want to discuss its impact on U2 and/or U2 fans, this is the session.
Those are the types of presentations we're looking for.
The length of each speaker's presentation will depend on how many are chosen. If we select two speakers, more time will be available for each; if we select four speakers, each will have no more than 10-15 minutes to allow Q&A time at the end.
If you're interested in being a presenter for this session, please complete the form below.
Your Email Address:
Please tell us about you: (age, current hometown, how long you've been a fan, etc.)
YOUR SPEAKER PITCH: (use this space to give us as much detail about your proposed presentation as possible)
Tell us if you'll have any special needs: (i.e., if you need to play audio or video; a laptop with Powerpoint will be available if you plan to present that way, but we need to know what else speakers might need)
Tell us about your public speaking experience:
If you're chosen to be on this panel, you'll be responsible for all costs associated with attending the U2 Conference - from transportation and accommodations to the conference registration fee. Please check below to let us know that you understand and accept this.