Awards Ceremony & Gala

The elegant black-tie evening recognizes and honors the best in innovations and innovators. The highlight of the program is the announcement of the Edison Awards' new product and service innovation winners. In addition, the 2018 Edison Achievement Award will presented to Marillyn Hewson, Chairman, President and CEO, Lockheed Martin Corporation.

What's Included?

  • The Edison Awards Gala and Ceremony provides an exclusive opportunity to mingle with other innovators in a celebratory setting.
  • Attendance at the event is a great opportunity to reward and recognize your distinguished team for their contributions.
  • The evening will start out with a cocktail hour featuring a full bar and tantalizing appetizers. Mingle with those you met earlier in the day at the Meet the Innovator's Forum. Be sure to get your picture taken in front of the red carpet backdrop.
  • Edison Awards Gala attendees will receive gift bags containing a selection of offers and samples of award winning products.
  • Winning companies who attend will receive a unique trophy to commemorate the achievement.

The Details

The 2018 Edison Awards Gala will take place at the The Capitale, a breathtaking venue originally built in 1893 for the The Bowery Savings Bank. The Capitale interior features tall Corinthian columns, a beautify decorated coved ceiling, and art class skylight making Capitale’s Ballroom one of New York’s greatest function locations.
  • April 11, 2018 - 6:00pm-10:00pm
  • Cocktail Hour begins at 6pm
  • Dinner begins at 7pm
  • Attire: Black-tie Preferred
  • An after-party will be held on the second floor
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Edison Awards Gala Master of Ceremonies

Adam Ferrara, actor/comedian who Entertainment Weekly dubbed “Hilarious," is an internationally touring headliner, two-time nominee for best male stand-up by the American Comedy Awards, and has three Comedy Central Specials, who also hosted the critically acclaimed BBC sensation, Top Gear US.

Adam will be soon be seen in the upcoming movie, Little Italy, co-starring Emma Roberts, Hayden Christensen and Danny Aiello.

Ferrara proudly played Chief Needles Nelson on the Emmy® nominated FX drama Rescue Me with Denis Leary, and Frank Verelli on Showtime’s hit series Nurse Jackie opposite Emmy® Award winner Edie Falco. He also co-starred alongside Kevin James in the hit movie Paul Blart: Mall Cop and Definitely, Maybe with Ryan Reynolds. Some of Ferrara's TV credits include ABC’s upcoming TV series Deception, CBS’s The Good Fight, NBC's Law & Order, ABC's Ugly Betty, CBS's The King Of Queens, as well as a series regular on the critically acclaimed ABC show, The Job, with Denis Leary.

Apart from opening for his comedy idol, George Carlin, and performing at Carnegie Hall, Radio City Music Hall and The Apollo Theater, Ferrara was asked to perform at a benefit for the President and all of the Senators. Stuck in traffic on the way to the event, Ferrara quipped, “I’m still moving faster than Congress.”