Michael Lewis in Conversation with Andrew Ross Sorkin

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Date/Time Thu, Dec 7 @ 7:30 PM – 9:00 PM
Location Auditorium Theatre
50 E Ida B Wells Dr
Chicago, Illinois 60605
Admission $57 - $117

Event description


Best-selling author Michael Lewis had a front row seat for the collapse of crypto exchange FTX and the illicit practices that now have its founder, Sam Bankman-Fried, looking at life in prison. Now it’s your turn to hear the inside story of what happened and what it means for the future of crypto.

Join us on December 7 for a ripped-from-the-headlines event, as Michael provides an inside look into the corruption that resulted in SBF being found guilty on seven counts of laundering and fraud — a conviction that could result in up to 110 years in prison. Michael will discuss his new book on SBF, Going Infinite: The Rise and Fall of a New Tycoon, with Andrew Ross Sorkin, New York Times journalist and co-anchor of CNBC’s Squawk Box. Together, they are uniquely qualified to explore what happened and what it means.

The recent case against Bankman-Fried (SBF) has fueled skepticism among many, highlighting the crypto currency industry’s vulnerability to illicit practices. For crypto enthusiasts, however, his conviction signals the culmination of the market’s turbulent phase characterized by immaturity, disorder, rapid surges, crashes, and frequent cybercrimes.

Beyond being a cautionary tale, the saga of Sam Bankman-Fried and the FTX debacle offers profound insights into the realms of cryptocurrency, finance, and ethics. These revelations will linger with you long after the event concludes.

Get your ticket today. A signed copy of Going Infinite: The Rise and Fall of a New Tycoon is included with each ticket.

Michael Lewis is the best-selling author of Liar’s Poker, Moneyball, The Blind Side, The Big Short, The Undoing Project, and The Fifth Risk.

Andrew Ross Sorkin is an award-winning journalist for The New York Times and co-anchor of CNBC’s Squawk Box. He is also the founder and editor-at-large of DealBook. Sorkin is the author of the bestseller Too Big to Fail and co-producer of the HBO film. He is also co-creator of the drama series Billions.

This event will feature open captions. NO Refunds