Gaia Filicori is the director of communications at Wired, leading press strategy and media relations for the brand. With ten years of experience working with award-winning writers and editors at Condé Nast, Filicori has deep understanding of how to tell a compelling brand story. In addition to media relations, she also handles strategy and programming for the Wired Business Conference, the Wired Cafés at CES and Comic-Con, the Wired Store and the upcoming Wired25 anniversary celebration in San Francisco. Before joining Wired, Filicori was the associate director of communications at Condé Nast Traveler, Bon Appétit, and Gourmet. Before that, she was the casting and production coordinator on the indie feature film "Beasts of the Southern Wild." A native New Yorker, she currently resides in San Francisco.