How to Watch WIRED25 2020

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.


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We’ll be livestreaming the entirety of the event on this page, and you can follow along on Facebook, Twitter, 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.)

  • Celia Hodent, game UX strategist, and Drew Blackard, VP of product management, Samsung Electronics America, with Irene Au, Khosla Ventures (sponsored)

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, director, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, 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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