President Obama will "guest edit" Wired magazine's November issue, the publication and the White House announced Tuesday.

"We want to wrestle with the idea of how today's technology can influence political leadership," Wired Chief Editor Scott Dadich explained about why he wanted the magazine to collaborate with the president. "We want to explore how modern thinking and tools can help advance us as a society. And who better to help us explore these ideas than President Obama? He's one of the smartest, most thoughtful leaders this country has had in generations. We are thrilled to be working with him."

The White House used the announcement to promote an October tech conference it is co-hosting with Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh that will cover topics featured in Wire's November issue.

"The conference will focus on building U.S. capacity in science, technology and innovation, and the new technologies, challenges and goals that will continue shape the 21st century and beyond," White House staffers John Holdren and Megan Smith wrote in a blog post published Tuesday.

"Over the past eight years, President Obama has committed his administration to reinvigorating and broadening participation in the American scientific enterprise through a strong commitment to basic and applied research, innovation, modernization and education," they stated, adding that the conference is one way to deliver on that promise.