TedX Tuesday: Lauren Schnipper '97

In the spring of 2016, Peddie launched its inaugural TEDx Peddie event. TED is a nonprofit organization devoted to ideas worth spreading. In this spirit, TED has createdTEDx, a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. Organized by students, and with the help of the Alumni & Development office, TEDx Peddie brought to campus six industry leaders, some of whom are Peddie alumni, to speak on the theme "The future as we know it."

The content we consume and the way we consume it has dramatically changed in the last 10 years, and all of these changes can be attributed to high-speed internet. Peddie alum Lauren Schnipper '97 talks about the negative and positive impact this development has had on the entertainment industry.

Speaker biography: Lauren Schnipper began her career producing on Broadway where she helped mount several shows including Fiddler on the Roof. In 2011, Lauren partnered with Shane and together they produced over 80 sketch videos, launched the podcast Shane and Friends, co-created Losin’ It for NBC and in 2014 she produced Dawson’s feature film directorial debut Not Cool. Lauren also produced the TV pilot for The Annoying Orange for Cartoon Network as well as some notable short films including K.I.T., an official selection of the Sundance and AFI Film Festivals. Lauren currently works at Facebook on the Media Team leading partnerships with digital talent and comedians. Schnipper is a graduate of The George Washington University and Peddie School.