Schedule / Program

“The Nature of Truth”

View the 2023 Schedule & Program below*. For more details and full talk descriptions, you can click into each individual event. You can also use the filter feature in the top right corner to filter for a specific writer or location, livestreaming events, free Pavilion Lawn Talks, single event tickets, and more (be sure to scroll down).


To explore SVWC 2023 more interactively, check out our video preview of the program and speakers*.


*preliminary & subject to change

Conference Schedule


2023 Writers & Presenters

Be Inspired.

Tracy K. Smith
Evan Osnos
Ezra Klein
Laura Wilson
Mohsin Hamid
Imani Perry
Maria Hinojosa
Emily St. John Mandel
Jonathan Escoffery
Abraham Verghese
Sarah Thankam Mathews
Javier Zamora
Robert Kagan
Dave Barry
Michelle Kaufman
Anne Applebaum
David Grann
Ayad Akhtar
Peter Boal
Hernan Diaz
Judy Woodruff
Annie Lowrey
Curtis Sittenfeld
Andrea Elliott
Willy Walker
Ed Yong
Patrick Radden Keefe
Jake Barton
Albert R. Hunt
Alexandra Petri
Jennifer Homans
Aleksandra Crapanzano
Terry McDonell

Please Note: The views, opinions, and positions expressed by SVWC speakers and attendees are the speakers’ and attendees’ own and do not necessarily reflect those of SVWC, its founders, board members, staff, or volunteers.