IFE’s 26th Season | 2017 Programs & Events

November 23, 2017

Annual Holiday Kick-off & Champagne hosted by Coach Kathy Kemper and James Valentine at The Cottage. 12:30-2:00pm. By invitation only.

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IFE’s “Global Connections” will feature  H.E. Dr. Hamdullah Mohib, the Ambassador of Afghanistan to the U.S. who will be interviewed by Josh Rogin, The Washington Post. The evening salon will be hosted at the Embassy. More details to follow. By invitation only.

December 3, 2017

IFE Presidential Innovation Fellows Round 5 welcome dinner hosted by IFE Tech in Gov Steward, Mary Ann Cook. By invitation only.


December 4, 2017

IFE will host a conversation with the world’s first Tech Ambassador, Casper Klynge, Special Assistant to the President Matt Lira, and former U.S. CTO and founder of Shift7 Megan Smith. The evening salon will be hosted at the residence of the Ambassador of Denmark, H.E. Lars Gert Lose. By invitation only.


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December 14,  2017

IFE’s will host  Kevin HassettChair of the Council of Economic Advisers (CEA), who will join Jerry Seib, Executive Washington Editor, The Wall Street Journal and Chief Commentator for a candid conversation. The evening salon will be hosted at the residence of UNESCO Goodwill Ambassador Esther Coopersmith. By invitation only.

IFE’s 27th Season 2018 Programs & Events

January 7, 2018

Institute for Education’s 5th annual west coast Innovation Brunch at the home of PIF John Trobough. We are thrilled to welcome Denmark’s Tech Ambassador Casper Klynge. Hosted by Todd Park and IFE Innovation Steward Dr. Amy Geng. By invitation only.

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IFE’s INFO Kick-off Lunch with special guest Demetri Sevastopulo, Financial Times’ Washington Bureau Chief. By invitation only.


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IFE will host former Chiefs of Staff Denis McDonough and Joshua Bolten for a bipartisan exchange to demystify the role of White House Chief of Staff. By invitation only.


Image result for washington dc sealSpring 2018

IFE’s Annual State of the INFO with DC Mayor Muriel Bowser. Venue and date to be determined. By invitation only



  • Rob Cook, Academy Award winner and Commissioner of GSA Transformation Technology Services
  • The Hon. John Cornyn (R-TX) United States Senate
  • The Hon. Debbie Dingell, U.S. House of Representatives (Michigan’s 12th District)
  • The Hon. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) United States Senate
  • Dr. Scott Gottlieb, FDA Commissioner
  • John Harwood, CNBC Chief Washington Correspondent
  • Matt Lira, Special Assistant to the president for innovation policy and initiatives
  • The Hon. Kevin McCarthy, House Majority Leader (Representing California’s 23rd district)
  • Ajit Pai, Chairman of the United States Federal Communications Commission

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