Cory Booker Coming To Disrupt SF, 50 Alpha Invites Available For #waywire

We are thrilled to announce that Newark Mayor and part-time superheroCory Booker, will be speaking at our annual conference, Disrupt San Francisco, September 10-12. In anticipation for his talk, he’s given TechCrunch readers 50 invites to the Alpha version of his breakout personalized video news platform, #waywire (the first 50 people who send an email to will receive an ALPHA invite code).

In addition to his speedy rise to prominence in the Democratic party, Booker has established himself as one of America’s most compelling political speakers, churning out viral hit after viral hit. We’ve included his Stanford commencement speech below to give our readers a taste of what he’ll be bringing to San Francisco.

In addition to speaking about #waywire, he’ll also speak about Mark Zuckerberg’s $100 million gift to Newark schools and his widely praised approach to social media engagement (what other politician shovels snow off a driveway in response to a tweet?).

We’ll have a more thorough review of #waywire very soon. Hope to see you in San Francisco!

Tickets to Disrupt SF are on sale here. And if you are interested in becoming a sponsor, opportunities can be found here as always.