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WIRED To Celebrate 25 Years With Four-Day Festival In San Francisco


WIRED To Celebrate 25 Years With Four-Day Festival In San Francisco


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SAN FRANCISCO, July 26, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- WIRED today unveiled plans for WIRED25, an anniversary celebration happening across San Francisco. This once-in-a-lifetime event, in October, will celebrate a quarter-century of radical change—and set the agenda for decades to come. WIRED25 will not only be a celebration of WIRED, but a landmark moment in tech history and an opportunity to commemorate the industry, the culture, and those who built it.

"Since 1993, it has been WIRED's great privilege to cover, and participate in, the most important story on the planet—how the digital revolution is upending every aspect of our lives," said editor in chief Nicholas Thompson. "This event is a great way to look back at everything that has changed, and to look ahead at what will change next."

Timed to the launch of WIRED's 25th anniversary issue, the WIRED25 celebration will take place October 12-15 in San Francisco, the epicenter of the tech industry and the city of WIRED's birth. WIRED25 will celebrate the ideas, innovations, and icons that have formed the world we know today—and the people who will shape it for the next 25 years. The event will be divided into various tracks, including a day of insider tech industry tours, a weekend festival of cultural events, and an exclusive one-day technology and business summit.

The WIRED25 WORK day will offer attendees the opportunity to go behind the scenes of some of the world's most innovative companies. At the WIRED25 FESTIVAL, the spirit of innovation and creativity will be brought to life in a unique collection of events–from mind-expanding performances to exciting pop-ups–throughout San Francisco. The four-day celebration will culminate with the WIRED25 SUMMIT, featuring exclusive keynotes and game-changing conversation with WIRED Icons who have shaped the past 25 years of technology and business. Confirmed speakers include:

  • Marc Benioff, Chairman & CEO, Salesforce
  • Jony Ive, Chief Design Officer, Apple
  • Fei-Fei Li, Director, Stanford Artificial Intelligence Lab; Chief Scientist of AI and Machine Learning, Google Cloud
  • Satya Nadella, CEO, Microsoft
  • Jennifer Pahlka, Founder & Executive Director, Code for America
  • Sean Parker, Entrepreneur; Investor; Chairman & Founder, Parker Institute for Cancer Immunotherapy
  • Sundar Pichai, CEO, Google, Inc.
  • Kevin Systrom, CEO & Cofounder, Instagram
  • Jill Tarter, author, "The 21st Century: The Century of Biology on Earth and Beyond"
  • Anne Wojcicki, CEO & Cofounder, 23andMe
  • Susan Wojcicki, CEO, YouTube

Additional speakers will be announced at a later date.

For more information on WIRED25, including event news, programming updates, and speaker announcements, visit and follow @WIRED #WIRED25. For details on how to purchase tickets to WIRED25 go to

WIRED25 is made possible with support from official sponsors: HP, Accenture, Intel, and Audi, along with digital experience agency Isobar.

About WIRED:
WIRED is where tomorrow is realized. It is the essential source of information and ideas that make sense of a world in constant transformation. The WIRED conversation illuminates how technology is changing every aspect of our lives—from culture to business, science to design. The breakthroughs and innovations that we uncover lead to new ways of thinking, new connections, and new industries. WIRED reaches more than 30 million people each month through, our digital edition, the magazine, social media and live events.


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