How to Watch WIRED25 2020

So far, 2020 has made the future seem scary, if not unimaginable. But it’s still possible to feel excited about what comes next, and this year’s WIRED25 honorees are here to pave the way. During a normal WIRED25 celebration of our annual list, we would gather in San Francisco to hear from CEOs, activists, scientists, authors, and more. This year is hardly normal, so instead we’re bringing the conversation to you. Come back to this page at noon Eastern for the next installment of a series of livestream events with the visionaries, community builders, and problem solvers working to ensure a rosier tomorrow: We’ll hear from the likes of Nextdoor CEO Sarah Friar and journalist Maria Ressa, and we'll learn more about building resilience for ourselves and for the planet.


Subscribe to WIRED to catch the biggest stories on tech, science, and the future of how we live.We’ll be livestreaming the entirety of the event on this page, and you can follow along on , , and YouTube. All WIRED25 livestream conversations are free to attend; register here to join (and get the recipe for the WIRED25 signature cocktail, plus a chance to hang out “backstage” and chat with speakers). In the meantime, you can check out last year’s event here .

Below is the full schedule of WIRED25 2020.

(Note: These events are subject to change. Check the event schedule page for updates.)

Wednesday, September 16, 5–7:30 pm ET

  • Reed Hastings, cofounder, chair, and co-CEO, Netflix, with Nicholas Thompson, WIRED
  • Celia Hodent, game UX strategist, and Drew Blackard, VP of product management, Samsung Electronics America, with Irene Au, Khosla Ventures (sponsored)
  • Gabriela Cámara, restaurateur, and Jon Gray, Pierre Serrao, and Lester Walker, cofounders of Ghetto Gastro, with Sonia Chopra, Bon Appétit
  • Nia DaCosta, film director, with Jason Parham, WIRED
  • Brie Larson, actor, Elijah Allan-Blitz, director, and Van Jones, contributor and host, CNN, with Angela Watercutter, WIRED

Wednesday, September 23, 12-1:30 pm ET

Wednesday, September 30, 12-1:30 pm ET

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  • Meet this year’s WIRED25: People who are making things better
  • The confessions of the hacker who saved the internet
  • Dungeons & Dragons TikTok is Gen Z at its most wholesome
  • A Texas county clerk’s bold crusade to transform how we vote
  • AI ruined chess. Now, it’s making the game beautiful again
  • “Dr. Phosphine” and the possibility of life on Venus