TD Bank Morning Star Speaker Series presents Derek Thompson

Author of Hit Makers: The Science of Popularity in an Age of Distraction

When and Where

Thursday, May 11
8:00 - 8:30 a.m. Registration
8:30 - 10:00 a.m. Conversation with Derek Thompson

Hamilton Live
600 14th St NW, Washington, DC 20005

Register For This EventMember Rate: $75; Non-Member Rate: $100

Table of 8: $1,000 (reserved prime table; 8 seats and books for each guest)

Member Firms at the Leadership Council ($30,000) level and above receive two tickets. Book included with registration.**

Member Firms at the Corporate Council ($12,500) and Mid-Size Business Leader ($6,000) levels receive two  tickets. Book not included with registration.**

Member Firms at the Emerging Business Leader level ($3,250) receive one ticket. Book not included with registration.**

**Additional books may be purchased prior to the event for $20. Books will be available onsite if available..




Hit Makers is a groundbreaking investigation into the most valuable currency of the 21st century: people’s attention. With insatiable curiosity, great reporting, and beguiling storytelling, Atlantic Senior Editor, Derek Thompson uses the lens of economics to reveal the secret of what makes a hit a hit—from films and music to art and design.

Atlantic senior editor Derek Thompson is by some metrics the most-read author at the magazine. Thompson is a weekly business correspondent on NPR’s Here and Now, which reaches an audience of nearly 4 million listeners. On television, he regularly appears on CBS:This Morning, MSNBC, and CNBC. He has been named one of Reuters’s “Blogs to Follow,” Time’s top 140 Twitter feeds, the Huffington Post’s 100 best economic reporters, and Forbes’ “30 Under 30”.




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