In its tenth year, Washington Ideas becomes The Atlantic Festival. Our new name pays homage to 161 years of award-winning journalism, analysis and storytelling, and captures the expansive nature of the event.
Through in-depth interviews with some of today’s biggest thinkers and leaders in technology, politics, business and the arts, we will illuminate new ideas, and grapple with the most consequential issues of our time.
From October 2 to 4, 2018, The Atlantic Festival will take over multiple blocks of Washington, D.C.’s Penn Quarter. Anchored by our “Ideas Stage” at Sidney Harman Hall, our downtown campus will feature book talks, networking receptions, breakout lunches, and much more.