LIVE: Watch Our WIRED25 Event

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. Join us over the next three Wednesdays for a series of livestream events with the visionaries, community builders, and problem solvers working to ensure a rosier tomorrow.


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The festivities will begin with an opening night today, September 16, from 5 to 7:30 pm ET featuring co-CEO of Netflix Reed Hastings, actress Brie Larson, restaurateur Gabriela Cámara, and more. On September 23 from noon to 1:30 pm ET, we’ll hear from the likes of Nextdoor CEO Sarah Friar and journalist Maria Ressa about building resilience for ourselves and for the planet. And then, tune in from noon to 1:30 pm ET on September 30 for conversations with problem solvers including Anthony Fauci and Audrey Tang about how we’ll make our way out of the coronavirus pandemic. (Read on for the full event schedule.)

We’ll be livestreaming the entirety of the event below, and you can follow along on Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube as well. 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). And 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, chairman, 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

  • Brie Larson, actor, Elijah Allan-Blitz, director, and Van Jones, contributor and host, CNN, with Angela Watercutter, WIRED

  • Nia DaCosta, film director, with Jason Parham, WIRED

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

  • Sarah Friar, CEO, Nextdoor, with Lauren Goode, WIRED

  • Arlan Hamilton, founder and managing partner, Backstage Capital, and Katie Rae, CEO and managing partner, The Engine, with Arielle Pardes, WIRED

  • Deonie Allen and Steve Allen, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of Strathclyde, and Isla Meyers-Smith, global change ecologist, University of Edinburgh, with Matt Simon, WIRED

  • Maria Ressa, CEO and executive editor, Rappler, with Steven Levy, WIRED

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

  • Anthony S. Fauci, MD, with Steven Levy, WIRED

  • Nate Warfield, security researcher, Microsoft, and Ohad Zaidenberg, founder and executive, CTI League, with Andy Greenberg, WIRED

  • Maddie Stone, security researcher, Google Project Zero, with Lily Hay Newman, WIRED

  • Lisa Piccirillo, assistant professor of mathematics, MIT, with Rhett Allain, WIRED

  • Patrice Peck, journalist, with Alan Henry, WIRED

  • Avi Schiffman, founder, The Coronavirus Tracker, with Megan Molteni, WIRED

  • Audrey Tang, digital minister, Taiwan, with Adam Rogers, WIRED

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