Wired today shared details on a four-day event it will be holding in honor of the publication’s 25th anniversary. With what looks like a headline slot to speak at the event is Apple’s Chief Design Officer, Jony Ive.
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Wired announced the news in a post today recapping some of the major technology milestones that the publication has covered in the last two decades.
Then a couple of college kids figured out a way to index music files and the Napster file-trading service was born in the summer of 1999. The Recording Industry Association of America had a conniption and launched a legal action; eventually the company shut down. But founders Shawn Fanning and Sean Parker had already done their part to show people how the web could (and would) change the world.
Wired’s 25th anniversary will be celebrated in San Francisco with a four-day event from October 12-15 this year. Editor-in-chief, Nicholas Thompson said the goal of the event is to provide “a great way to look back at everything that has changed, and to look ahead at what will change next too.”
Joining Ive as scheduled speakers will be Google CEO Sundar Pichai, YouTube CEO Susan Wojcicki, Instagram cofounder Kevin Systrom, and more.
In a recent interview, Ive shared more background about the origin of the Apple Watch and what timepiece he admires the most. His upcoming talk at Wired’s event will likely cover a wider range of topics.
Early bird tickets for Wired’s 25th anniversary event are open to the public with one-day passes starting from $35 and going up to $1125 for an all-access four-day pass.