October 4, 2016 9:15 AM -
October 5, 2016 12:25 PM


  • Wednesday, October 5
  • Tuesday, October 4
11:40 am CDT Student Project Spotlight: Notre Dame     Watch On-Demand
  • Aaron Crawfis and Zoe Dingeman
11:45 am CDT Designs That Change The World     Watch On-Demand
  • Margaret Gould Stewart, Vice President of Product Design, Facebook
  • with John Donvan, Moderator, Intelligence Squared U.S. Debates, and New York Times Bestselling Author
9:15 am CDT Welcome to What's Next Day 2     Watch On-Demand
  • Margaret Low, President, AtlanticLIVE
9:20 am CDT The Future of the Friendly Skies     Watch On-Demand
  • Oscar Munoz, CEO, United Airlines
  • with Steve Clemons, Washington Editor at Large, The Atlantic
9:45 am CDT Can Science Save the World?     Watch On-Demand
  • France Córdova, Director, National Science Foundation
  • with Ross Andersen, Senior Editor, The Atlantic
10:15 am CDT Crowdsourcing Solutions     Watch On-Demand
  • Jennifer Bravo, Director of Prize Development, XPRIZE
10:25 am CDT Light + Space + New Ways of Thinking     Watch On-Demand
  • Juan (Tony) Castilleja Jr., Systems Engineer, Space Exploration, The Boeing Company
  • Andrea Sreshta, Co-Founder, LuminAID
  • with Joie Chen, Journalist and Contributor, AtlanticLIVE
10:55 am CDT The DNA of Innovation     Watch On-Demand
  • Melissa Kaufman, Executive Director of The Garage, Northwestern University
  • Kevin Willer, Partner, Chicago Ventures
  • with John Pletz, Tech Writer, Crain's Chicago Business
11:25 am CDT Navigating New Landscapes     Watch On-Demand
  • Daan Roosegaarde, Artist and Innovator

About this conference

In its second century of publication, The Atlantic will host WHAT'S NEXT?, underwritten by and presented with Boeing on the occasion of its 100th anniversary. This unprecedented event will reflect the culmination of over a century of invention and exploration, and provide the opportunity to project what the next century may hold. WHAT'S NEXT? will convene visionaries to imagine the future and articulate the transformative ideas that will give it shape.

These advancements are transforming health, science, technology, and business - but that's not all they're doing. In the process they're achieving something greater, radically changing how people think about size, velocity, intelligence and connectivity.

WHAT'S NEXT? will explore the inventions that make day-to-day life better and - in the face of unprecedented challenges - make life possible, asking:

  • How will new scientific understanding alter the nature of the universe?

  • How will faster mobility impact the speed of life?

  • How will machine intelligence change what it means to be human?

  • How will increased connectivity shape global culture?

  • In short: WHAT'S NEXT?

About The Atlantic

Since 1857, The Atlantic has helped shape the national debate on the most critical and contentious issues of our times, from politics, business, and the economy, to technology, arts, and culture. Through in-depth analysis in the monthly print magazine, complemented by up-to-the-minute insights delivered throughout the day on theatlantic.com, The Atlantic provides the nation’s thought leaders and professional class with forward-looking, fresh perspectives that provoke and challenge, define and affect the lives we’re living today, and give shape to the lives we will live tomorrow.

For more information, visit: http://theatlantic.com