The Atlantic has hired Candace Montgomery to help lead events as senior vice president and general manager of AtlanticLIVE. Montgomery joins The Atlantic from Essence, where she oversaw all events, including the strategic standup of the Essence Festival of Culture. The Atlantic is also releasing a first look at its early 2021 events lineup, including a new spring tentpole event focused on the pursuit of happiness with an eye to resiliency and recovery.
The Atlantic’s experiences this year will build on the enormous audience and engagement to virtual offerings in 2020, as record numbers of readers and subscribers––The Atlantic gained nearly 400,000 subscribers in 2020 alone––look to The Atlantic’s journalism to help navigate a changed world. Events in 2021 will continue to bring audiences exclusive insight from The Atlantic’s journalists to help make sense of the current moment, and to tell the stories of how central pillars of our society have been changed by pandemic or policy, including health equity; race and racism; education; our warming planet; and the new economy.
Yesterday, The Atlantic brought together its writers and editors to discuss the future of democracy after last week’s insurrection. Coming up later this month, The Atlantic will host conversations with filmmakers and creators as an official media partner of the Sundance Film Festival.