The Hudson Opera House is proud to host TEDxHudson’s inaugural event. There is no better place than Hudson, with its rich history and diverse, creative community, to explore our theme of ‘Crossroads'. The Hudson Opera House has been the city’s historical gathering place for 160 years—it’s the heart of Hudson and the ideal venue for our very first TEDxHudson.
TEDxHudson’s theme of “Crossroads” brings together the city’s people and their diverse interests for a daylong event celebrating our past and our future. TEDxHudson will feature national leaders and local thinkers, acclaimed artists now working or living in the area, leading healthcare providers and educators, renowned historians and writers, alongside regional farmers, environmentalists, entrepreneurs, long-time residents, and surprise guests.
The Hudson Opera House is New York State’s oldest surviving theater and a cultural beacon in New York’s Hudson Valley. From its founding in 1855 as Hudson’s City Hall through 1962, when the building was abandoned, the Hudson Opera House was a popular stop for traveling performers, authors, and lecturers. Notable speakers included the transcendentalist Ralph Waldo Emerson and the poet Bret Harte; Susan B. Anthony visited at least twice, speaking out against slavery and for suffrage; and, in 1914, Theodore Roosevelt regaled a crowd with his adventures in Africa. TEDxHudson carries forth this great tradition to bring today’s inspiring speakers together to explore our event’s theme of “Crossroads.”
327 Warren Street
Hudson, New York, 12534