Join The Nation for four days of wide-ranging conversations, timely briefing sessions, intimate interviews, and interactive panel discussions in the aftermath of the 2020 election.

While we don’t know what will happen on Election Day or in the days that follow, we do know this election will impact history for generations to come. Your ticket will unlock four days of critical conversations, debates, interviews, networking with other festival attendees, on-demand video of all festival sessions and much more—as well as providing essential support for The Nation’s journalism. Don’t miss the very first Nation Festival!

Festival Schedule
(All times EDT)

Wednesday, November 18
1:00pm — Welcome to The Nation Festival!
1:15 — WTF Just Happened? Election 2020 featuring Katrina vanden Heuvel, Joan Walsh, John Nichols, Elie Mystal, and Jeet Heer. D.D. Guttenplan moderating.
2:45 — Networking Break
3:00 — Confronting the Living History of the Civil Rights Struggle, a Nation film premiere with André Robert Lee
4:00 — Rep. Pramila Jayapal: How Progressives Should Push for Change
4:45 — Reading: Calvin Trillin
5:30 — (To be announced soon)
6:45 — Welcome Reception (Backstage Pass ticketholders only)

Thursday, November 19
10:00am – The Future of the Planet: Bill McKibben
11:00 — SCOTUS: Court Reform Now featuring Elie Mystal, Randall Kennedy, Nan Aron, and Rep. Jamie Raskin. John Nichols moderating.
12:00 — Networking Break
12:00 — Fireside Chat (Backstage Pass ticketholders only)
1:00 — Robert Reich: Fixing a Rigged System
2:00 — In Conversation: Ai-jen Poo and George Goehl
2:00 — Small Group Breakouts
4:00 — In Conversation: Alicia Garza and Elie Mystal
5:00 — Networking Break
5:30 — In Conversation: Rep. Ro Khanna and Zephyr Teachout
6:00 — Bernie Sanders interviewed by John Nichols

Friday, November 20
10:00 — Reading: Walter Mosley
10:30 — History of The Nation with D.D. Guttenplan and Ricky Kreitner
11:00 — Small Group Breakouts
11:00 — Fireside Chat (Backstage Pass ticketholders only)
12:00 — Beyond Standing Rock featuring Naomi Klein, Tokata Iron Eyes, and Chase Iron Eyes. Moderated by Zoë Carpenter
1:15 — Networking Break
1:30 — The Future of Travel with Rick Steves and Sasha Abramsky
3:00 — Networking Break
3:30 — Shannon Watts interviewed by Joan Walsh
4:30 — Networking Break
4:30 — Fireside Chat (Backstage Pass ticketholders only)
5:30 — Michael Bennett interviewed by Dave Zirin
7:00 — Evening Reception (BYO cocktail!)

Saturday, November 21
10:00am — Fergie Reid on the history of voting rights
11:00 — Melissa Harris-Perry and Dorian Warren
12:00 — Small Group Breakouts
12:00 — Fireside Chat (Backstage Pass ticketholders only)
1:00 — Rev. William J. Barber II
2:00 — Closing: Katrina vanden Heuvel

Please note that all times and topics are subject to change.