Come Hang Out With WIRED at Our 2-Day Festival

We are freaking out just a little bit, over here at WIRED. But not in a bad way. It’s more nerves and excitement. You see, there are only a few working days left before WIRED25, our two-day live event that, in many ways, brings to life the November issue of WIRED, titled Have a Nice Future: Stories of 25 People Racing to Save Us .A few months back, as we began planning the November issue, we started to feel that national malaise, the distress that surrounded the environment, health, cybersecurity, politics. But we also knew that there were really smart people out there, working to craft a better future. We decided to write about them and invite them (and many more like them) to come talk to us. To inspire us. And to inspire you! So join us in San Francisco on Friday, November 8, and Saturday, November 9, for two days of WIRED events.
Friday will be a day of conversations with some of the biggest names in tech; Saturday will be a day of culture and films that includes stars like Chris Evans, Rob McElhenney, and N. K. Jemisin.On Friday at the Commonwealth Club on the San Francisco waterfront you’ll hear from:
  • Anne Neuberger, the director of the NSA’s newly formed Cybersecurity Directorate, who will decrypt the NSA (well, sort of) with WIRED’s own Garrett Graff.
  • Matthew Prince, the head of Cloudflare, will talk to editor Megan Greenwell about whether the internet can remain truly free.
  • Chef Traci Des Jardins and Memphis Meats founder Uma Valeti will talk to Adam Rogers about the rush to bring fake meat to the table.
  • Steven Levy will talk to Brian Acton and Ben Horowitz; Astro Teller will be there; editor in chief Nick Thompson will talk to Patrick Collison of Stripe and Jeff Weiner from LinkedIn and Stewart Butterfield from Slack; WIRED’s science editor, Sandra Upson, will talk to three of the young plaintiffs suing the federal government in the Juliana v. United States climate change case; Dawn Song will talk security and something called differential privacy; Anca Dragan will talk AI; Adam Mosseri and Tracee Ellis Ross will talk Instagram; Chris Cox will talk climate change.