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The Atlantic Festival 2019

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In 2019, our annual marquee event convened over 100 speakers and thousands of attendees for 50 events across 10 stages that took over downtown’s DC’s Penn Quarter. Exclusive interviews, book talks, film screenings, and topical forums challenged, invigorated, and entertained audiences.

Programming across the week reflected the scope of The Atlantic’s iconic journalism, with conversations and discussions on the most critical economic, social, and cultural issues defining America today.

“This Atlantic event is already being called the Woodstock for really smart people.”

Joe Scarborough MSNBC's Morning Joe

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