Vox Media CEO Jim Bankoff today announced that Code, the company’s annual invitation-only conference that convenes the biggest names in tech, is returning for its 20th year. Following Code co-founder Kara Swisher’s announcement last year that she’d be stepping down as host and executive producer of the conference, this year’s event will feature new hosts and a new location. Taking place from September 26-27 at the Ritz Carlton, Laguna Niguel, the 2023 conference will be hosted by The Verge’s editor-in-chief Nilay Patel, Platformer founder Casey Newton, and CNBC senior media and tech reporter Julia Boorstin, with additional sessions hosted by voices from across Vox Media including Swisher, Stay Tuned host Preet Bharara, and Recode Media host Peter Kafka.
“New location, new hosts, but the substance and values of Code will remain,” said Bankoff. “Code is one of my favorite moments of the year for Vox Media. It’s a place where the biggest names in tech and the world’s best storytellers and journalists from both Vox Media’s network and beyond gather.”
In the two decades since Swisher and co-founder Walt Mossberg initially launched Code as D: the All Things D Conference Series, it has established itself as the country’s premier conference on tech and media, bringing to the stage the most influential voices shaping the future of technology and business, including technology stalwarts such as Steve Jobs, and Bill Gates, as well as Airbnb CEO Brian Chesky, Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos, Apple CEO Tim Cook, Google and Alphabet CEO Sundar Pichai, actor Gwyenth Paltrow, Meta CEO Mark Zuckerberg, former Meta COO Sheryl Sandberg, Netflix co-CEO Ted Sarandos, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, Spotify CEO Daniel Ek, Tesla Technoking Elon Musk, Vice President Kamala Harris, and many others. As it enters its next chapter, Code will continue to host hard-hitting conversations about the most pressing tech issues of the moment. Speakers and programming for the 2023 conference will be announced in the coming months at voxmediaevents.com/code2023. To be considered for an invitation to this year’s event, apply here.
Nilay Patel is co-founder and editor-in-chief of The Verge, the technology and culture brand from Vox Media. He’s also host of the weekly interview podcast, Decoder, and co-host of the consumer technology podcast, The Vergecast.
Casey Newton is the founder and editor of Platformer, a publication about the intersection of tech and democracy. Prior to founding Platformer in October 2020, Newton was the longtime Silicon Valley editor of The Verge.
Julia Boorstin is senior media and tech correspondent at CNBC and is a contributor to CNBC’s “TechCheck” franchise. She delivers reporting, analysis, and interviews across the network and she leads CNBC’s Disruptor 50 franchise, covering the startups and technologies that are transforming industries. She also wrote the bestselling book, When Women Lead.
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