The numbers of the Wired Next Fest in Florence

The numbers of the Wired Next Fest in Florence

Great success for the first appointment of the Next Fest 2022, the most important Italian festival dedicated to innovation and free participation, which was held in Florence, at Palazzo Vecchio, on Friday 27 and Saturday 28 May, inside the magnificent spaces of the Salone dei Cinquecento and Sala D'Arme.

With the possibility of participating in the event in person or in streaming on the Wired website, the first appointment of the WNF phygital edition recorded a great result : 1,500,000 social impressions, 1,200,000 social reach, over 250,000 and social video views, over 5,000 physical appearances and 21 hours of streaming.

"The future of Democracy" was the theme of the day which, with the involvement of 74 guests from the scientific, technological, cultural, economic and political, national and international panorama, 44 meetings and 7 live performances told the impact of digital technologies on democracies all over the world, on culture and on the processes of globalization, questioning and transforming the current systems of governance, in the public and in the private sector.

Many guests have come alternating on stage, artists, representatives of the political and business world, scientists, intellectuals, directors, researchers. Among these: in connection from Egypt the activist Patrick Zaki, the philosopher Éric Sadin, the entrepreneur and ambassador of sustainability Federico Marchetti, the Undersecretary for Education Barbara Floridia and the datajournalist John Burn-Murdoch; artists and singers such as Gemitaiz, Manuelito "Hell Raton", Lazza, Sick Luke and Willie Peyote; directors and actors such as Gabriele Mainetti, Alessandro Borghi, Isabella Ragonese and Roberto De Feo; many journalists and political analysts including Lorenzo Pregliasco, Cecilia Sala, Stefano Feltri, Agnese Pini, the political scientist Vittorio Emanuele Parsi and many others.

After the Florentine appointment, the Next Fest will return to Milan next autumn, on 7 and 8 October at the Fabbrica del Vapore.

The Next Fest, with the patronage of the Municipality of Florence and organized in collaboration with Audi, it is also made possible thanks to the support of some partners:

Main partner: E-Distribuzione;

Content partner: AIRC Foundation, PianoCity Milano;

Talking partner: Alfasigma, EY, Lazio Region through Lazio Innova, Terna;

Event partner: Alexa, Generali Italia, Gorillas Technologies Italy srl, Officina Profumo-Farmaceutica di Santa Maria Novella;

Official Radio: RTL 102.5;

Design Partner: Infiniti;

Wine Partner: Angelini Wines & Estates;

Production: Piano B;

Technical partner: Converso;