By WSJ Staff 

The Wall Street Journal's Future of Everything Festival enters its final day with a series of discussions featuring government officials, top executives, artists and entrepreneurs across healthcare, technology, retail and entertainment.

Access is complimentary for Wall Street Journal subscribers. Here is a rundown of the day's program and what to expect:

Surgeon General Vivek Murthy, in a pretaped interview airing at 10 a.m. EDT, addresses global-vaccination access, as the CDC recommends that 12- to 15-year-olds receive the Covid-19 vaccine from Pfizer Inc. and BioNTech SE.

Mr. Murthy's interview is followed by a discussion featuring the next generation of Crispr scientists, who outline the possibilities of curing common diseases with gene-editing technology, at 10:25 a.m.

The agenda features a conversation at 11 a.m. with Oscar-nominated composer Nicholas Britell, who will unpack the future of theme music in television and film, breaking down the creation of a number of his works.

At 11:35 a.m., Rite Aid Corp.'s chief executive, Heyward Donigan, will look ahead to the evolution of pharmacies, as they take on a larger role in administering Covid-19 vaccinations.

The festival then features a series of interviews on the creator economy and virtual technologies. OnlyFans CEO Tim Stokely speaks at noon and will discuss the company's rapid rise in the past year, as more music artists embrace the platform. Twitch's chief executive, Emmett Shear, will outline how the Amazon-owned platform added hundreds of thousands of users in the past year and how it plans to tackle content moderation and privacy issues.

Microsoft Corp. Technical Fellow Alex Kipman will at 1 p.m. showcase how virtual and augmented-reality technologies may buoy remote work and team collaboration.

The day concludes with a set of retail and fashion discussions. At 3 p.m., Miranda Kerr, supermodel and founder of Kora Organics, looks to the future of the clean-beauty industry, as competitor Honest Co., co-founded by actress Jessica Alba, makes its public debut. Poshmark Inc. CEO Manish Chandra dissects its user growth in the pandemic and the future of sustainable e-commerce at 4 p.m.

Wrapping up the day, Nordstrom Inc. Chief Executive Erik Nordstrom speaks at 4:30 p.m. on the future of the department-store retailer, as it addresses changing consumer shopping habits and fashion trends emerging post-pandemic.

 

(END) Dow Jones Newswires

May 13, 2021 05:44 ET (09:44 GMT)

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