IFE’s 26th Season

2017 Programs & Events

April 5, 2017

IFE will host a Civility Dinner for lively and bi-partisan conversation in the spirit of grace and good humor. The dinner will be held at The Cottage and is by invitation only.

April 12, 2017dc-state-seal2

Annual IFE INFO State of the INFO Salon with Mayor Muriel Bowser, District of Columbia.  The evening salon will be hosted by H.E. Kenichiro Sasae of the Embassy of Japan at the residence. By invitation only. 

April 25, 2017

The second-ever Open Government Reception will be held at the Icelandic Residence. Hosted by H.E. Geir H. Haarde with special guests Matt Lira  (Senior Advisor at the Office of House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy), Gerrit Lansing (Digital Strategist), Aneesh Chopra (Former U.S. Chief Technology Officer), and Macon Phillips  (Former Digital Strategist to President Obama & Secretary Kerry). By invitation only.

May 21, 2017

Todd Park, IFE Innovation Steward Dr. Amy Geng, and Coach Kemper will hold the Third Annual West Coast Presidential Innovation Fellows Reunion. Hosted by IFE Digital Ambassador Devika Patil and Dr. DJ Patil at their Atherton home. By invitation only. 


  • Secretary Madeleine Albright, 64th United States Secretary of State
  • Rob Cook, Academy Award winner and Commissioner of GSA Transformation Technology Services
  • Senator John Cornyn (R-TX)
  • Congresswomen Debbie Dingell, Representing Michigan’s 12th District
  • John Harwood, CNBC Chief Washington Correspondent
  • Matt Lira, Senior Advisor at the Office of House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy
  • Congressman Kevin McCarthy, House Majority Leader (Representing California’s 23rd district)
  • Dianne Rehm, Radio Journalist and former public radio talk show host of NPR’s “The Diane Rehm Show’
  • Demetri Sevastopulo, Washington Bureau Chief, Financial Times

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