Over 150 speakers for 3-day Wired Next Fest of innovation.
Three days of discussions, workshops, performances, demonstrations, drones, video games and more, all on this year’s theme of Time, will make up Wired’s Next Fest in the Indro Montanelli Gardens in Milan’s Corso Venezia from 27 to 29 May.
Organised by the Italian edition of Wired, the US-based magazine on emerging technologies and their influence on culture, the economy and politics, this year’s festival follows on the success of the last edition which attracted over 108,000 visitors.
Speakers will include Julian Assange, founder of Wikileaks; Emma Bonino, former foreign minister of Italy; Alexandra Elbakyan, founder of Sci-Hub online database of scientific publications; Lawrence Lessig, founder of Creative Commons, and many more, including the two main candidates for Milan’s city hall, Stefano Parisi and Giuseppe Sala, in a moderated debate.
Music will not be wanting: Turin-based band Subsonica will celebrate two decades of career, while leading rappers Fabri Fibra and Marracash will appear for the first time in a joint gig.
Events will be spread over the Montanelli Gardens, the Natural History Museum, the Planetarium and the Wired, Next and BNL Domes. Entry to all the events of the three-day festival, including the concerts, will be free.
The full programme of the festival is available on the Wired website.