Speaker Bio: David Beame
David Beame serves as the Vice President of Global Events and Experiences at Global Citizen, a non-profit working towards ending extreme poverty by 2030. In his role, David oversees all major international 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. Over the last 7 years, David has produced major festivals and broadcasts in the US, India, Europe and Africa. Past performers include Beyoncé, Pearl Jam, JAY-Z, Coldplay, Rihanna, Stevie Wonder, No Doubt, Ed Sheeran, and Neil Young along with celebrities such as Oprah Winfrey, Hugh Jackman, Leonardo Dicaprio, Olivia Wilde, Kerry Washington, and Stephen Colbert, and dignitaries including Vice President Biden, First Lady Michelle Obama, former 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. He has negotiated and structured millions of dollars of entertainment related transactions for clients including international platinum recording artists and songwriters/producers, talent and creators of television programs and motion pictures, and pioneering new media and cutting-edge tech companies.
David is a graduate of New World School of the Arts and received two bachelor of arts degrees from Boston University and his Juris Doctor from the University of Miami School of Law.