Smithsonian magazine launched The Future Is Here FestivalTM in 2013 to bring together the world’s most renowned experts in science, technology, engineering, culture, the arts, inner and outer space exploration and other innovative subjects. This annual festival features dynamic presentations, demonstrations and performances and inspires the kind of curiosity and questions that drive our society forward. Each year we expand and explore new horizons of human knowledge and encourage our audience to engage in conversation as we continue to provide an eye-opening look into the near and far future.

2015 Press

Total earned-media impressions: 282,876,093

Associated Press Smithsonian to Demonstrate Hoverboard for 'Future' Festival (76KB)
Business Insider Cybercrime poses a potential existential threat to our society, and we're completely unprepared (110KB)
National Geographic Watch a Flying Hoverboard: Will We Soon Be Levitating? (92KB)
Yahoo! Finance The ambitious plan behind Obama's $215 million program to transform medicine (170KB)
The Washington Post ‘Back to the Future’ time machine lands on the Mall (610KB)
FishbowlDC ‘Back to the Future’ DeLorean to Appear on National Mall Tomorrow (80KB)
Washingtonian Things to Do in DC This Weekend May 14-17: Drag Brunch, Silent Dance Party, and an Indiana Jones Exhibit (94KB)

2014 Press

Total earned-media impressions: 964,465,631