The future can look pretty bleak. Climate catastrophes, new diseases, crumbling infrastructure, wealth inequality, cyber risks, geopolitical conflicts, and threats to democracy around the globe are just some of the things now shaking people’s confidence in a better tomorrow.
But human ingenuity is always a cause for hope, and every generation brings new thinkers, activists, entrepreneurs, and builders to work on the world’s biggest challenges.
This year, WIRED will celebrate its 30th anniversary by showcasing the people, platforms, technologies, and ideas that inspire us—and, we hope, will inspire you. Join us on December 5 in San Francisco for a thought-provoking program featuring some of the most influential people in tech, business, science, entertainment, and beyond as we explore technology’s impact on our past, present, and future—and dig into solutions and our optimistic vision for the next 30 years.
What Is It?
LiveWIRED is a one-day, in-person event at The Midway in San Francisco. It will be a mix of speakers, panels, demonstrations, and experiences designed to get you thinking about how we can collectively tackle climate change and what you can do to contribute.
How Do I Attend?
LiveWIRED is a free event, but space is limited. Apply to attend here, where you’ll also find updates on programming announcements and information on our guest speakers, panels, and activations, as well as information on the venue and what to expect when you arrive.
Who Will Be Speaking?
Steven Amato, founder and CEO, Contend
Jade Raymond, president and founder, Haven Studios
Jaron Lanier, scientist, writer, musician; prime unifying scientist of Microsoft
Sir Tim Berners-Lee, inventor of the Web; CTO and cofounder, Inrupt
John Bruce, CEO and cofounder, Inrupt
Stephen Curry, CEO, 30 Ink
Suresh Singh, secretary-chairman, 30 Ink
Blitz Bazawule, musician, author, artist, filmmaker
Rodrigo Prieto, cinematographer, Barbie and Killers of the Flower Moon
Karen Nyberg, retired NASA astronaut, engineer, and textile artist
Tierra Whack, artist and musician
Tiffany Williams, COO, 30 Ink
Chris Helfrich, CEO, Eat. Learn. Play. Foundation
Erick Peyton, cofounder, co-CEO, and chief creative officer, Unanimous Media
Jennifer Doudna, biochemist and Nobel Prize–winning coinventor of Crispr technology
Jared Isaacman, CEO, Shift4 (NYSE:FOUR); commander, Inspiration4 and Polaris Dawn
Aparna Nancherla, comedian and writer
Faye Wattleton, cofounder and EVP, EeroQ
Rachel Kowert, research director, Take This
Fei-Fei Li, Sequoia Professor in the Computer Science Department at Stanford University; codirector of Stanford’s Human-Centered AI Institute
Annalee Newitz, journalist, author, and podcaster
Moriba Jah, cofounder and chief scientist at Privateer Space and Moriba Jah Universal
Yudhanjaya Wijeratne, author
Meredith Whittaker, president, Signal Foundation
Catie Cuan, entrepreneur, engineer, and artist
Reid Hoffman, cofounder, LinkedIn; partner, Greylock
John Hanke, founder and CEO, Niantic
Charlie Jane Anders, writer and editor
Joe Atkinson, vice chair, chief products and technology officer, PwC
Jon Gieselman, president, Expedia Brands, Expedia Group