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The 2021 Atlantic Festival has returned for seven days of can’t-miss conversations and immersive experiences. The newly expanded festival convenes bold thinkers and prominent voices from politics, business, science, technology, and culture. Join us as we explore ideas for building a better future—and a better America.

This year’s festival features guests and speakers including Director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases Anthony Fauci, actor Rosario Dawson, professor Arthur C. Brooks, author and speaker Rasheda Ali, co-anchor of the TODAY show Hoda Kotb, former Secretary of State and U.S. Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton, and others. You can register to join us here and then, for the first time ever, build a custom schedule around the discussions that interest you most. The Ideas Stage schedule—with some of our biggest names and conversations—is as follows:

  • Monday, September 27, at 2:00 p.m. ET: CDC Director Rochelle Walensky in conversation with Atlantic staff writer Katherine J. Wu; United Airlines CEO Scott Kirby in conversation with The Atlantic’s editor in chief, Jeffrey Goldberg; Dallas Mavericks CEO Cynthia “Cynt” Marshall in conversation with TODAY co-anchor Hoda Kotb; actor Rosario Dawson in conversation with Atlantic staff writer Hannah Giorgis; former Google CEO and Schmidt Futures co-founder Eric Schmidt in conversation with The Atlantic’s executive editor, Adrienne LaFrance.

  • Tuesday, September 28, at 2:00 p.m. ET: Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi in conversation with The Atlantic’s editor in chief, Jeffrey Goldberg; Pfizer CEO Albert Bourla in conversation with TODAY news anchor and MSNBC anchor Craig Melvin; Anthony Fauci in conversation with Atlantic staff writer Ed Yong; the cast of American Rust in conversation with NBC News correspondent Harry Smith.  

  • Wednesday, September 29, at 2:00 p.m. ET: EPA Administrator Michael S. Regan in conversation with TODAY co-host Al Roker; Senator Ben Sasse in conversation with The Atlantic’s editor in chief, Jeffrey Goldberg; fashion designer Christian Siriano in conversation with Atlantic staff writer Amanda Mull; Lisa Ling, host of This Is Life With Lisa Ling, and Eva Chen, VP of fashion and shopping partnerships at Instagram, in conversation with Atlantic contributing writer Jemele Hill; novelist Lauren Groff in conversation with Atlantic staff writer Sophie Gilbert.

  • Thursday, September 30, at 2:00 p.m. ET: Former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton in conversation with Atlantic staff writer Jennifer Senior; Senator Marco Rubio in conversation with NBC News White House correspondent Kelly O’Donnell; the cast of Mass in conversation with Atlantic staff writer Shirley Li; Sherrilyn Ifill, president and director-counsel of the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, in conversation with Atlantic staff writer Vann R. Newkirk II; The Many Saints of Newark screenwriter  David Chase in conversation with The Atlantic’s editor in chief, Jeffrey Goldberg.

We can’t wait to see you there.

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