2015 Past Events

December 17, 2015: IFE’s Media & Technology Roundtable (MTR) hosted Danny Boice, Founder & CEO of Trustify. IFE Steward and MTR Cofounder Shane Green (Personal, Inc) introduced our speaker. By invitation only. 

December 15, 2015: The Institute for Education’s INFO Global Connections Series hosted distinguished guest H.E. Kenichiro Sasae, Ambassador of Japan discussing “TPP’. The breakfast forum was held at the Japanese residence. By invitation only.

December 9, 2015: IFE Diplomatic Steward, H.E. Johann Verbeke and Coach Kemper hosted a “Welcome to Washington” dinner for H.E. Henne Schuwer, Ambassador of the Kingdom of the Netherlands. By invitation only.

November 26, 2015: Holiday Kick-off & Champagne hosted by Coach Kathy Kemper and James Valentine at The Cottage. 12:30-2:00pm. By invitation only.

November 19, 2015: IFE with Her Excellency Claudia Fritsche, Ambassador of Liechtenstein hosted “Women in Power” with special guest Michelle Lee, Under Secretary of Commerce for Intellectual Property and Director of the United States Patent and Trademark Office. The lunch took place at the residence. By invitation only.

November 14, 2015: IFE Fellows and Interns celebrate pre-Thanksgiving with RFFG Fellows

November 9th, 2015: IFE Digital Ambassador Devika Patil and Coach Kathy Kemper host Innovation IFE Leadership Dinner. By invitation only.

November 4, 2015: Dr. Joanna Breyer and Coach Kathy Kemper host lunch to “Welcome New Friends to the Capitol City.By invitation only.

October 27, 2015: AOL founder and IFE Steward Jim Kimsey and Coach Kemper host “IFE Women in Tech Leadership” lunch. By Invitation only.

October 26, 2015: The Institute for Education in partnership with Robertson Foundation for Government (RFFG)  will host “The Art of Subtle Schmoozing: Secrets from a Diplomat’s Diary” with special guest speaker, the wife of the Ambassador of Singapore to the United States,  Ms. Gouri Mirpuri. The evening salon will be held at the historic DACOR-Bacon House. By invitation only.

October 19, 2015: Emerging Technology Roundtable (ETR) will host an intimate, high-level dinner conversation with special guest Brian Forde, Director of Digital Currency at MIT Media Lab and former White House Senior Advisor for Mobile and Data Innovation. His Excellency Jean-Louis Wolzfeld, Ambassador of Luxembourg the dinner will be host at le Grand-Duché de Luxembourg. By invitation only.

October 19, 2015: The Institute for Education’s INFO and ETR programs with John Paul Farmer, IFE ETR cofounder and Director of Technology & Civic Innovation, Microsoft,  will host a breakfast forum on how Bitcoin and the Blockchain can be used for social good.  These innovative technologies can be applied to produce a variety of positive social impacts – from fraud-free elections to frictionless to verifiable property rights transfer – and we would like to dig into those issues and more.  The conversation will be led by Brian Forde, who is leading the MIT Media Lab’s new Digital Currency Initiative. Microsoft’s Innovation Room. By invitation only.

October 16, 2015: Robertson Foundation for Government (RFFG) Annual Fellows Dinner at the Mexican Cultural Institute. IFE is a strategic partner with RFFG in educating for youth global citizenship. View 2013 Event. By invitation only.

October 14 2015: AOL founder and IFE steward Jim Kimsey and Coach Kemper host “IFE Women in Tech Leadership” lunch. By Invitation only.

August 9, 2015: IFE and the Presidential Innovation Foundation host a Innovation Summer Cookout with USCTO: Megan Smith, Todd Park, and Aneesh Chopra; Presidential Innovation Fellow Program cofounder John Paul Farmer; US Chief Data Scientist DJ Patil, with family and friends.  Cookout to be held at historic Congressional Country Club. By invitation only.

August 2, 2015: IFE and RFFG to host “Summer Soiree” for family and friends at the historic Congressional Country Club. By invitation only.

July 27, 2015: The Institute for Education with John Paul Farmer, IFE ETR cofounder and Director of Technology & Civic Innovation, Microsoft, will host an intimate, high-level dinner conversation on how Bitcoin and the Blockchain can be used for social good.  These innovative technologies can be applied to produce a variety of positive social impacts – from fraud-free elections to frictionless to verifiable property rights transfer – and we would like to dig into those issues and more.  The conversation will be led by Brian Forde, who is leading the MIT Media Lab’s new Digital Currency Initiative. By invitation only.

July 28, 2015: IFE Emerging Technology Roundtable (ETR) with special guest Brian Forde, MIT Media Lab, Director of Digital Currency and formerly Senior Advisor for Mobile and Data Innovation The White House Office of Science and Technology Policy. Venue to be announced. By invitation only.

July 27, 2015: The Institute for Education with John Paul Farmer, IFE ETR cofounder and Director of Technology & Civic Innovation, Microsoft, will host an intimate, high-level dinner conversation on how Bitcoin and the Blockchain can be used for social good.  These innovative technologies can be applied to produce a variety of positive social impacts – from fraud-free elections to frictionless to verifiable property rights transfer – and we would like to dig into those issues and more.  The conversation will be led by Brian Forde, who is leading the MIT Media Lab’s new Digital Currency Initiative. Limited Seating available.

July 9, 2015: IFE Media & Technology Roundtable with Michelle K. Lee, Under Secretary of Commerce for Intellectual Property and Director of the United States Patent and Trademark Office.  The dinner will be hosted by H.E. Shri Arun Kumar Singh, Ambassador of India to the United States. By invitation only.

June 23, 2015: IFE INFO Public Policy Salon with Dhanurjay “DJ” Patil, Chief Data Scientist of the United States Office of Science and Technology Policy at The White House. The Evening Salon will be hosted by H.E. Ashok Mirpuri, Ambassador of Singapore to the United States. By invitation only

June 16, 2015: IFE INFO Public Policy Salon with Mayor Muriel Bowser, District of Columbia. The evening Salon will be hosted by H.E. Ritva Koukku-Ronde, Ambassador of Finland to the United States. By invitation only.

May 11, 2015: IFE NextGen Roundtable with Eleanor Clift, Washington Correspondent The Daily Beast. Hosted at Alice Deal Middle School. By invitation only.

April 29, 2015: IFE NextGen Roundtable with Jennifer Griffin, Fox News’ Pentagon Correspondent. Hosted at Alice Deal Middle School. By invitation only.

March 30, 2015: IFE MTR dinner with Ambassador Daniel A. Sepulveda, Deputy Assistant Secretary of State and U.S. Coordinator for International Communications and Information Policy in the State Department’s Bureau of Economic and Business Affairs (EB). Hosted by H.E. Hans Peter Manz of Austria. By invitation only.

March 24, 2015: IFE INFO on The Future of Wearable Tech” with presidential innovation fellows Lea Shanley (NASA), Andrea Ippolito (VA) and Gajen Sunthara (DHHS) and moderated by John Paul Farmer, Microsoft and featuring Presidential Innovation Fellows. Hosted by IFE Diplomatic Steward, H.E. Verbeke of the Kingdom of Belgium. By invitation only.

March 17, 2015:  IFE is partnering with the Ambassador of Finland and her fellow Ambassadors for Women in Power lunch at her Residence with Nina Easton, Senior Editor Fortune; Chair, Fortune Most Powerful Women International. By invitation only.

March 6, 2015: IFE honors distinguished IFE Fellow Dr. R. David Edelman on his listing to Forbes “30 under 30”.  By invitation only.

February 5, 2015: IFE MTR dinner with Commissioner Ajit Pai, Federal Communications Commission. Introduced by Catherine Bohigian, Executive Vice President, Government Affairs at Charter Communications Inc. Hosted by H.E. and Mrs. Bjorn Lyrvall at the Swedish Residence. By invitation only.

February 6, 2015: Annual IFE Fellows Dinner. By invitation only.

February 9, 2015: Ina Ginsburg: A Celebration in Speech, Music and Film. The John F. Kennedy Center for Performing Arts Terrace Theater. By invitation only.

January 11, 2015: Inaugural West Coast ‘PIF’ Kick-off. Hosted by IFE Innovation Steward Dr. Amy Geng and Todd Park. Los Altos Hill, CA. By invitation only.

January 28, 2015: 24th Season Kick-off INFO lunch held at The Alibi Club. Hosted by IFE Steward Judge William Webster. By invitation only.