The Atlantic Festival 2022

The Atlantic Festival 2022

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This September, today’s most important and provocative political, cultural, business, tech, and climate leaders gathered 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 hosted a lively exchange of complex ideas. What will you take away?

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  • Dolores Albarracín

    Alexandra Heyman Nash Penn Integrates Knowledge University Professor, University of Pennsylvania

    Twitter
  • Tim Alberta

    Staff Writer, The Atlantic

    Twitter
  • Cristela Alonzo

    Comedian

    Twitter
  • Ross Andersen

    Deputy Editor, The Atlantic

    Twitter
  • Emma Andrews

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

    Underwriter Session

  • Anne Applebaum

    Staff Writer, The Atlantic

    Twitter
  • Meredith Attwell Baker

    CEO, CTIA

    Underwriter Session

  • Jay Van Bavel

    Associate Professor of Psychology and Neural Science, New York University

    Twitter
  • Gal Beckerman

    Senior Editor, The Atlantic

    Twitter
  • Joe Berlinger

    Executive Producer, Shadowland

    Twitter
  • BLKBOK

    Neo-Classical Pianist and Composer

    Twitter
  • Eddie Bocanegra

    Senior Advisor, Office of the Assistant Attorney General

  • Stacy A. Bohlen

    CEO, National Indian Health Board

    Twitter
  • Lisa Boyars

    Senior Vice President, Marketing, The Atlantic

    Underwriter Session

  • Arthur C. Brooks

    Contributing Writer, The Atlantic

    Twitter
  • Ron Brownstein

    Senior Editor, The Atlantic

    Twitter
  • Shane and Hannah Burcaw

    Content Creators and Disability Advocates

    Underwriter Session

  • Ryan Busse

    Author, Gunfight: My Battle Against the Industry That Radicalized America; Senior Adviser, Giffords

    Twitter
  • Rita Carreón

    Vice President for Health, UnidosUS

    Twitter
  • Sonali Chopra

    Executive Director of Patient Advocacy Relations, Genentech

    Underwriter Session

  • Chinonye Chukwu

    Co-Writer and Director, Till

  • Jim Connell

    Executive Vice President, Centuri Group

    Underwriter Session

  • Joy Connolly

    President, American Council of Learned Societies

    Twitter
  • Kimberlé W. Crenshaw

    Co-founder and Executive Director, African American Policy Forum

    Twitter
  • Leslie Crutchfield

    Executive Director, Business for Impact, Georgetown University McDonough School of Business

  • Stephen DeStefani

    SVP, Technology Diverse Segments, Representation & Inclusion, Wells Fargo

  • John Donvan

    Moderator, Intelligence Squared; Contributor, AtlanticLIVE

    Twitter
  • Maureen Dunne

    President and CEO, Autism Community Ventures

  • Maddy Dychtwald

    Co-Founder and Senior Vice President, Age Wave

    Underwriter Session

  • Letitia Dzirasa

    Commissioner, Baltimore City Health Department

    Twitter
  • Anthony S. Fauci

    Director, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

  • Tom Fanning

    CEO, Southern Company

    Underwriter Session

  • Catherine Coleman Flowers

    Founder, Center for Rural Enterprise and Environmental Justice

  • FLS+

    Freestylers and Broadway Performers: Aneesa Folds, Jay Ellis, Kaila Mullady, Andrew Bancroft

  • Franklin Foer

    Staff Writer, The Atlantic

  • Neisha Fredericks

    Vice President, Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, National Multiple Sclerosis Society

    Underwriter Session

  • David Frum

    Senior Editor, The Atlantic

    Twitter
  • Barton Gellman

    Staff Writer, The Atlantic

    Twitter
  • Sophie Gilbert

    Staff Writer, The Atlantic

    Twitter
  • Bria Gillum

    Senior Program Officer, Criminal Justice, MacArthur Foundation

    Underwriter Session

  • Jeffrey Goldberg

    Editor in Chief, The Atlantic

    Twitter
  • Ames Grawert

    Senior Counsel, Brennan Center Justice Program

  • Seth Goldman

    Co-founder and CEO, Eat the Change; Co-founder, PLNT Burger

    Twitter
  • Constance Hadley

    Organizational Psychologist; Founder, Institute for Life at Work

  • Katie Harbath

    Founder and CEO, Anchor Change

    Twitter
  • Linda Harllee Harper

    Director, Gun Violence Prevention, Office Of The City Administrator, Washington D.C.

    Twitter
  • Adam Harris

    Staff Writer, The Atlantic

    Twitter
  • Anna Harvey

    Professor and Director of Public Safety Lab, New York University

    Twitter
  • Liz Havstad

    Executive Director, Hop Hop Caucus

    Underwriter Session

  • Harish Hemmige

    Managing Director & Partner, BCG

    Underwriter Session

  • Jemele Hill

    Contributing Writer, The Atlantic

    Twitter
  • Johnny Howze

    Vice President of Supply Chain Management, Southern Company

    Underwriter Session

  • Chris Hyams

    CEO and Board Director, Indeed

    Twitter
  • James Ian

    Musician and Actor

    Underwriter Session

  • Michael R. Jackson

    Playwright, Composer, and Lyricist, A Strange Loop

    Twitter
  • Louis Jacobson

    Senior Correspondent, PolitiFact

    Twitter
  • Rachel Janfaza

    Journalist

    Underwriter Session

  • Hasan Jeffries

    Associate Professor, Ohio State University

    Twitter
  • Alexis McGill Johnson

    President and CEO, Planned Parenthood Federation of America

    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
  • Glenn Kaino

    Artist

    Twitter
  • Neal Katyal

    Saunders Professor, Georgetown University

    Twitter
  • Ibram X. Kendi

    Professor and Founding Director, Center for Antiracist Research, Boston University

    Twitter
  • Randall Kennedy

    Michael R. Klein Professor, Harvard Law School

  • Ronald A. Klain

    White House Chief of Staff

    Twitter
  • Kathleen Koch

    Contributor, AtlanticLIVE

    Twitter
  • Spencer Kornhaber

    Staff Writer, The Atlantic

    Twitter
  • Lawrence Krasner

    District Attorney of Philadelphia

    Twitter
  • Adrienne LaFrance

    Executive Editor, The Atlantic

    Twitter
  • Jennifer Lawson

    Member, SNCC Legacy Project

  • Suzanne Lee

    Founder and CEO, Biofabricate

  • Mark Leibovich

    Staff Writer, 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
  • Elsa Majimbo

    Comedian and Author

    Twitter
  • Sharon Marcil

    North America Regional Chair, BCG

    Underwriter Session

  • Dee C. Marshall

    CEO, Diverse & Engaged

    Twitter
  • Harvey Mason Jr.

    CEO, Recording Academy

  • Moira Mcdonald

    Environment Program Director, Walton Family Foundation

    Underwriter Session

  • Lamell McMorris

    Principal and Head of Policy, Regulatory and Government Relations, Edward Jones

    Underwriter Session

  • Alice McKown

    Publisher, The Atlantic

  • Jeanne Meserve

    Contributor, AtlanticLIVE

    Twitter
  • Robinson Meyer

    Staff Writer, The Atlantic

    Twitter
  • MICK

    DJ

    Twitter
  • Sharone R. Mitchell Jr

    Public Defender, Cook County

    Underwriter Session

  • Kelly Monahan

    Director, Future of Work, Meta

    Twitter
  • Candace Montgomery

    Senior Vice President and General Manager, AtlanticLIVE

  • Vann R. Newkirk II

    Senior Editor, The Atlantic

  • Tom Nichols

    Staff Writer, The Atlantic

    Twitter
  • George Packer

    Staff Writer, The Atlantic

  • Tom Perrotta

    Author, Tracy Flick Can’t Win

  • Daniel Pink

    Author, The Power of Regret: How Looking Backward Moves Us Forward

    Twitter
  • David Quammen

    Author, Breathless: The Scientific Race to Defeat a Deadly Virus

    Twitter
  • Abbie Richards

    TikTok Misinformation Researcher

    Twitter
  • Rebecca J. Rosen

    Senior Editor, The Atlantic

    Twitter
  • John Samples

    Board Member, Facebook Oversight Board and Vice President, Cato Institute

  • Alison Sant

    Author and Partner, Studio for Urban Projects

    Twitter
  • Susan Saulny

    Contributor, AtlanticLIVE

  • Jason Scott

    Software Curator and Free Range Archivist, Internet Archive

    Twitter
  • Khalil Shahyd

    Managing Director, Environmental and Equity Strategies; Environment, Equity & Justice Center, Natural Resources Defense Council

  • Ala Stanford

    Regional Director, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Region III

    Twitter
  • Caryl M. Stern

    Executive Director, Walton Family Foundation

    Underwriter Session

  • Ed Stetzer

    Executive Director, Wheaton College Billy Graham Center

  • Deanrea Sykes

    Senior at Howard University

    Underwriter Session

  • Bhumika Tharoor

    Managing Editor, The Atlantic

    Twitter
  • Troy Thomas

    Managing Director & Partner, BCG

    Underwriter Session

  • Derek Thompson

    Staff Writer, The Atlantic

    Twitter
  • Nicholas Thompson

    CEO, The Atlantic

    Twitter
  • Zoe Thompson

    Social Strategy Leader, KPMG

    Underwriter Session

  • Kaitlyn Tiffany

    Staff Writer, The Atlantic

  • Namrata Tripathi

    Founder, Senior Vice President and Publisher, Kokila at Penguin Random House

    Underwriter Session

  • Jean Twenge

    Professor of Psychology, San Diego State University

    Twitter
  • Suneet Varma

    Global Oncology and US President, Pfizer

    Underwriter Session

  • Sue Vega

    Programs Manager, Alivio Medical Center; Board Member, Latino Alzheimer’s and Memory Disorders Alliance

    Underwriter Session

  • Miriam Vogel

    President and CEO, EqualAI

    Twitter
  • Morgan Williams Jr.

    Assistant Professor of Economics, Barnard College of Columbia University

    Twitter
  • Thomas Chatterton Williams

    Author; Contributing Writer, The Atlantic

    Twitter
  • Lauren Wesley Wilson

    Founder and CEO, ColorComm

    Twitter
  • Elizabeth Wrigley-Field

    Assistant Professor, Sociology, University of Minnesota

    Twitter
  • Judy Woodruff

    Anchor and Managing Editor, PBS NewsHour

    Twitter
  • Constance Wu

    Actor, Producer, Author of Making A Scene

    Twitter
  • Ed Yong

    Staff writer, The Atlantic

    Twitter
  • Raye Zaragoza

    Singer-Songwriter

    Twitter

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

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Genentech 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: Combating 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
Virtual / In-Person

Ideas Stage: back-to-back interviews you don’t want to miss, featuring Alexis McGill Johnson, Ed Yong and more!

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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The Wharf in Washington, D.C. or Virtual

September 21–23, 2022

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