Sept 21-24 NYC + Virtual

An Immersive Event Exploring the Collision of Technology, Art, Ideas, and Impact

Hosted by
Baratunde Thurston

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.

What to

What to

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

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September 21

Day Zero

The Future of Digital Governance with the McCourt Institute


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September 22-23

Unfinished Live

Mainstage conversations, workshops and masterclasses, immersive activations, live podcasts, and moments to make powerful connections.

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September 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.

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Featured Speakers

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

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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

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