The Atlantic Festival 2022

The Atlantic Festival 2022

September 21–23, 2022 | The Wharf in Washington, D.C. or Virtual

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MEET THE ATLANTIC LIVE

This September, join today’s most important and provocative political, cultural, business, tech, and climate leaders in Washington, D.C.’s reimagined waterfront neighborhood, The Wharf—home of The Atlantic’s new headquarters. Over three days of main-stage conversations and interviews, forums, intimate breakout sessions, book talks, happy hours, and special evening programming, our journalists will host a lively exchange of complex ideas. What will you take away?

Attend in person or virtually.

Registration is now open for Atlantic subscribers and opens to everyone on August 16, 2022.

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  • Tim Alberta

    Staff Writer, The Atlantic

    Twitter
  • Ross Andersen

    Deputy Editor, The Atlantic

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  • Emma Andrews

    Vice President, Global Patient Advocacy, Global Health and Social Impact, Pfizer

    Underwriter Session

  • Gal Beckerman

    Senior Editor, The Atlantic

    Twitter
  • Stacy A. Bohlen

    CEO, National Indian Health Board

    Twitter
  • Joe Berlinger

    Executive Producer, Shadowland

    Twitter
  • Ron Brownstein

    Senior Editor, The Atlantic

    Twitter
  • Rita Carreón

    Vice President for Health, UnidosUS

    Twitter
  • Kimberlé W. Crenshaw

    Co-founder and Executive Director, African American Policy Forum

    Twitter
  • Caitlin Dickerson

    Staff Writer, The Atlantic

    Twitter
  • Letitia Dzirasa

    Commissioner, Baltimore City Health Department

    Twitter
  • Anthony S. Fauci

    Director, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

  • Franklin Foer

    Staff Writer, The Atlantic

  • David Frum

    Senior Editor, The Atlantic

    Twitter
  • Barton Gellman

    Staff Writer, The Atlantic

    Twitter
  • Sophie Gilbert

    Staff Writer, The Atlantic

    Twitter
  • Adam Harris

    Staff Writer, The Atlantic

    Twitter
  • Jemele Hill

    Contributing Writer, The Atlantic

    Twitter
  • Lee Jones

    Dean for Medical Education, Georgetown University School of Medicine

  • Anna Jane Joyner

    Founder and Director, Good Energy

    Underwriter Session

  • Kate Julian

    Senior Editor, The Atlantic

    Twitter
  • Adrienne LaFrance

    Executive Editor, The Atlantic

    Twitter
  • Shirley Li

    Staff Writer, The Atlantic

    Twitter
  • Syra Madad

    Infectious Disease Epidemiologist and Senior Director, Systemwide Special Pathogens Program, NYC Health + Hospitals

    Twitter
  • Harvey Mason Jr.

    CEO, Recording Academy

  • Moira Mcdonald

    Environment Program Director, Walton Family Foundation

    Underwriter Session

  • Jeanne Meserve

    Contributor, AtlanticLIVE

    Twitter
  • Candace Montgomery

    Senior Vice President and General Manager, AtlanticLIVE

  • Senator Christopher Murphy

    (D-CT)

    Twitter
  • Vann R. Newkirk II

    Senior Editor, The Atlantic

  • Tom Nichols

    Staff Writer, The Atlantic

    Twitter
  • Tom Perrotta

    Author, Tracy Flick Can’t Win

  • Jennifer Senior

    Staff Writer, The Atlantic

    Twitter
  • Derek Thompson

    Staff Writer, The Atlantic

    Twitter
  • Nicholas Thompson

    CEO, The Atlantic

    Twitter
  • Suneet Varma

    Global President, Rare Disease, Pfizer

    Underwriter Session

  • Rev. Lennox Yearwood Jr.

    President and CEO, Hip Hop Caucus

    Underwriter Session

MAKE THE ATLANTIC FESTIVAL YOUR OWN

  • JOIN live and in person at our indoor and outdoor events at The Wharf—or virtually from anywhere.
  • CHOOSE the access pass that’s right for you. Attend all three days or just one. Join for evenings only, days only, or virtually from anywhere.
  • CREATE your own festival itinerary. Explore our speakers and topics and book your seat for specific events.

Registration is now open for Atlantic subscribers and opens to everyone on August 16, 2022.

Please book your seat for the sessions you plan to attend! We’ll release the agenda on August 15. Passes are nonrefundable and nontransferable and seating is first-come, first-served.

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Explore the full festival agenda below. Pass type determines what sessions are available to you to book seats for. Choose your pass type and learn more here.

*Underwriter sessions not produced by The Atlantic’s Editorial Team.

Select Format:

Genetech Presents: Diversity, Visibility and Health Equity in Neuroscience*

Underwritten by Genentech
9:30 am EDT- 10:15 am EDT
In-Person

Edward Jones Presents: The Forces Shaping the New Journey of Retirement*

Underwritten by Edward Jones
9:30 am EDT- 10:15 am EDT
In-Person

An Urgent Need: Ensuring Health Equity

Underwritten by Pfizer
11:00 am EDT- 12:15 pm EDT
In-Person

The Possibility of a Sustainable Future: Combatting Climate Change

Underwritten by Walton Family Foundation
11:00 am EDT- 12:15 pm EDT
In-Person

Anthony Fauci on His Life, His Legacy, and What’s Next

12:45 pm EDT- 1:30 pm EDT
In-Person

Ideas Stage

2:30 pm EDT- 4:30 pm EDT
Virtual / In-Person

Happy Hour

5:30 pm EDT- 7:30 pm EDT
In-Person

Shadowland Premiere

8:00 pm EDT- 9:30 pm EDT
In-Person

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Contributing

Event Details

The Wharf in Washington, D.C. or Virtual

September 21–23, 2022

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If you require accommodations to make the festival more accessible, or if you have questions about attending the festival, please email events_audience@theatlantic.com.

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