Elysia Segal is an actress and Senior Costumed Interpreter at the New York Transit Museum. She has written and performed as numerous historic characters including a 1917 train conductor, a journalist at the 1964 World's Fair, and a citizen-scientist from 1880. She has also created a number of educational family shows on topics such as the history of Grand Central Terminal, electricity in the subway (Time Warner grant recipient), the MTA's Music Under New York program, and even an Epic Rap Battle about weather preparedness and sustainability!
No stranger to interactive science and history, Elysia has also performed at the Bronx/Central Park Zoos, led ghost tours through Greenwich Village, played characters at Disney World and won first place at the INTEL International Science and Engineering Fair. A graduate of NYU Tisch, she has additionally performed in numerous musicals, films and theatrical workshops and is a member of AAM, IMTAL, Actors' Equity and SAG-AFTRA. ElysiaSegal.com
There are many ways to prepare for an enjoyable conference experience. One is to make sure you have an active NYCMER membership so that you're one of the first to be notified when our conference tickets go on sale, since registration is limited and often sells out. Another is to get to know your fellow NYCMER members before the conference by joining one of our many peer groups or attending the pre-conference. Many NYCMER members are also active on Twitter, and we encourage conference attendees to prepare and share with us @NYCMER and each other with a designated hashtag.
To get a sense of what it's like to attend a NYCMER Conference, check out this video documenting our conference at the American Museum of Natural History in 2013: