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The Atlantic Festival. Brave Thinking. Bold Ideas.

September 21 @ 10:00 am - 8:30 pm

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An event every day that begins at 10:00 am, repeating until September 24, 2020

For 11 years, The Atlantic Festival has gathered the world’s most consequential writers and thinkers to explore the most urgent and important issues of our time. Their conversations have made headlines, sparked debate, and brought clarity to thousands of attendees who came together in the nation’s capital for an experience unlike any other. Now, for the first time, The Atlantic Festival is coming to you, wherever you are.

Entirely virtual and free for all to attend, this year’s festival will grapple with the events shaping this historic moment—from the pandemic and America’s racial reckoning to the November elections and women’s growing political power. Atlantic journalists and special guests will explore this critical moment for America and the world, and how to chart a path forward.

From September 21 through September 24, you’ll hear from leading thinkers across politics, activism, business, and the arts, including:

  • Former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton
  • Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases
  • Principal at Black Futures Lab & Co-Founder, Black Lives Matter Alicia Garza
  • CEO of Delta Ed Bastian
  • Stacey Abrams, the founder of Fair Fight Action
  • Chef and humanitarian José Andrés
  • Samantha Bee, host of “Full Frontal with Samantha Bee”
  • Chris Evans, actor, producer, and co-founder of A Starting Point
  • Global Citizens ambassador and actor Priyanka Chopra Jonas
  • Actor Billy Porter
  • The Atlantic’s editor in chief Jeffrey Goldberg

When you register for the festival, you’ll be able to access exclusive events and master-class experiences, participate in live polls and Q&As, attend networking sessions with other attendees, and much more.

Don’t miss this opportunity to see The Atlantic’s journalism come to life. Register for The Atlantic Festival today.


September 21
10:00 am - 8:30 pm
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