The Atlantic Festival at The Wharf

calendar icon Sept. 19, 2024 – Sept. 20, 2024
map marker icon The Wharf
Event Hours
Daily from 9am - 9pm

This fall in Washington, D.C., Atlantic writers and moderators will be joined by elected officials, best-selling authors, notable actors, climate scientists, health-care professionals, tech giants, and CEOs to tackle today’s big questions and meet the moment head-on.

Get your pass to two full days of one-on-one interviews, in-depth panel discussions, intimate book talks, exclusive screenings, happy hours, and more. Connect with other curious people, think deeply about the issues that matter most, and experience The Atlantic live. In-person and virtual passes are available now.

Guest Speakers Include:

-Hakeem Jeffries, Democratic Leader
-John Fetterman, Senator from Pennsylvania
-David Axelrod, political strategist
-Karl Rove, political strategist
-Elaine Welteroth, founder of birthFUND
-Noah Hawley, award-winning filmmaker and storyteller (FX’s series Fargo)
-Jake Tapper, CNN anchor and Chief Washington Correspondent
-Jonathan Haidt, social psychologist and author of The Anxious Generation
-Anna Deavere Smith, actor and playwright

Joining them will be many Atlantic writers including Jeffrey Goldberg, Jemele Hill, Hanna Rosin, and Derek Thompson. Additional speakers will be announced on a rolling basis and the full agenda will be live in August.

View The Atlantic Festival Website

Get Your Fill at The Wharf

Fresh seafood is a given on the waterfront. But The Wharf offers more, including a wide selection of distinctive choices for food, drinks, and entertainment while you eat. Watch the chefs prepare your meal. Listen to music. Or just people-watch while you savor the flavors of The Wharf.

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Browse the Shops

Whether you’re looking for something specific or simply like to spend a few hours in our unique collection of stores, chances are you’ll find just what you’re looking for at our shops at The Wharf. And, of course, you can always treat yourself to a delicious dessert—or celebrate your shopping finds with a drink at one of our restaurants.

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