Yo-Yo Ma. Susan Rice. Arnold Schwarzenegger. Susan Wojcicki. These are just some of the marquee names scheduled to appear at The Atlantic Festival this fall in Washington, D.C. The annual event will animate downtown’s Penn Quarter with some of the world’s most fascinating people in politics, business, tech, and entertainment.
From September 24-26, The Atlantic Festival will bring together over 100 speakers and thousands of attendees for 50 events across 10 stages, from exclusive interviews and book talks to film screenings and topical forums that challenge, invigorate, and entertain. Programming across the week will reflect the scope of The Atlantic’s iconic journalism, with conversations and discussions on the most critical economic, social, and cultural issues defining America today.
Speakers announced today include: Sylvia Acevedo, president and CEO, Girl Scouts of the U.S.A.; Patrick O. Brown, CEO and founder, Impossible Foods; Mandy Ginsberg, CEO, Match Group; Ibram X. Kendi, contributor to The Atlantic and author, How to Be an Antiracist; Franklin Leonard, founder, The Black List; General Jim Mattis (Ret.), former Secretary of Defense; Susan Rice, former U.S. National Security Advisor; Dia Simms, president, Combs Enterprises; and Evan Spiegel, co-founder and CEO, Snap. The Atlantic’s editor in chief Jeffrey Goldberg will lead conversations across the Festival, along with many of The Atlantic’s journalists.