An Immersive Event Exploring the Collision of Technology, Art, Ideas, and Impact
Unfinished Live invites leading experts and engaged citizens to contribute to shaping our digital future. A future where new technologies and policies enable a stronger democracy, a fairer economy, and a more just society. Join us this September to exchange ideas and craft solutions on this defining issue of our time.
From the curious bystander to the informed expert, Unfinished Live is the preeminent convener of engaged citizens invested in our digital future. Over 2,000 technologists, artists, journalists, advocates, and boundary-breakers will join us in September, creating an unparalleled community of disruptive thinkers committed to shaping what’s next.
Unfinished Live features four days of curated content focused on our digital future and the new policies and technologies that will shape it. From mainstage talks, to workshops and masterclasses with leading experts, to live podcasts recorded on-site, Unfinished Live’s program offers multiple touchpoints to learn, discuss, and debate.
Attendees can explore the intersection of technology and art first-hand through immersive installations by innovative global artists and interactive exhibitions from Unfinished’s network of partners.
Schedule of Events
The Future of Digital Governance with the McCourt Institute
Learn moreSeptember 22-23
Mainstage conversations, workshops and masterclasses, immersive activations, live podcasts, and moments to make powerful connections.
Learn moreSeptember 22-24
The Project Liberty Experience
A future-forward spectacular showcasing the technologies, art, organizations, and ideas that are actively working together to shape a better future.
Learn moreFeatured Speakers
Professor, New York University Stern School of Business
Advocate for accountability & transparency in social media
Founder & Creative Director, spatiaLABS
Executive Director, Internet Sans Frontières
Executive Director of Content Policy and Society Lab, Stanford University
Founder, The Defiant; Author, The Infinite Machine (2020)
Xiaowei R. Wang
Creative Director, Logic Magazine
and Five and Nine;
Author, Blockchain Chicken Farm (2020)
Mayor, Friends with Benefits
James Bryant Conant University Professor, Harvard University; Director, Harvard’s Edmond J. Safra Center for Ethics
New Media Artist & Designer
Chief Strategy Officer & Head of Global Policy, Circle
CEO, McCourt Global; Founder, Project Liberty
Special Advisor, Electronic Frontier Foundation; Science fiction author, activist & journalist
Live at The Shed
"The Shed welcomes innovative art and ideas, exemplified by Unfinished Live and its Project Liberty Experience. We’re excited to host and partner with Unfinished Live to help bring this important work to life."
- Alex Poots, CEO and Artistic Director of The Shed
The Shed is a new cultural institution of and for the 21st century. It produces and welcomes innovative art and ideas, across all forms of creativity, to build a shared understanding of our rapidly changing world and a more equitable society. The Shed is committed to advancing art forms and addressing the urgent issues of our time.
Sponsors and Community Catalysts
Unfinished Live 2021 featured over 30 mainstage conversations covering topics such as equity in tech, the future of work, fighting information disorder, and responsible AI. Check out clips from some of our speakers.
Visit more of last year’s experience at Unfinished.com