MSNBC is returning as the Marque Media Partner for 92Y’s 7 Days of Genius event. For the next week we will explore the transformative power of genius through compelling conversations with thought-leaders from the fields of science, the arts, business, technology and more. We invite you to watch the live streams of the festival, which can be found through this link.
All times are Eastern Standard
Monday, March 7th
Ray Kurzweil and Neil deGrasse Tyson: Invention and Mortality
Inventor, author and futurist Ray Kurzweil is joined by Hayden Planetarium director Neil deGrasse Tyson for a discussion of some of the biggest topics of our time, including the role of technology in the future, the Law of Accelerating Returns and its impact on brain science, and the coming innovations in artificial intelligence, energy, life extension and immortality.
Wednesday, March 9th
Kickstarter Co-Founder Yancey Strickler with Jessi Hempel
The company began in 2009 with a simple but important mission: help bring creative projects to life. To date, thousands of artists, musicians, filmmakers, designers and other creators have found the resources and support they need to make their ideas a reality. And now, in their boldest move yet, Kickstarter is becoming a public-benefit corporation to serve the greater good as well as its shareholders. Kickstarter’s Co-Founder and CEO Yancey Strickler talks with Jessi Hempel, senior editor at Wired, about how Kickstarter measures success, the culture he hopes to help create and the unique genius of doing business differently.
Friday, March 11th
Instagram Co-Founder Mike Krieger with Nick Thompson
Join Instagram co-founder Mike Krieger on how a spark of genius became a product used by hundreds of millions.