Remarkable things can happen when national and world global “gamechangers” gather together for conversations about pressing issues.

This is the premise behind the highly-regarded on-the-record IFE INFO Roundtable, which IFE has hosted since 1990. IFE brings influential leaders together to speak on issues of public policy. Our past guests have included US Supreme Court Justices, Members of Congress, Nobel Laureates, Pulitzer Prize winners, Ambassadors, Cabinet Secretaries, Governors, Mayors, and senior members of the media.

Washington, DC is home to a multitude of forums, but IFE’s INFO Roundtable stands out not only for its high-profile speakers, but for its exceptionally diverse and authoritative members. Discussions are often followed by lively question-and-answer sessions; the mood is at once serious, fun, and civil. The events are also intimate, typically involving just 30 participants, offering the means for much-needed cross-pollination between groups of people who share common interests but move in very diverse circles.

“Kathy Kemper will celebrate the 15th anniversary of her Institute for Education power breakfasts today. Kemper’s invitation-only meetings have provided Washingtonians such as Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton (D-N.Y.), “Meet the Press” host Tim Russert and NBC’s Andrea Mitchell a chance to talk shop off the record while rubbing elbows with, well, each other. Today’s celebration will be a high tea instead of breakfast and will feature Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg as guest speaker”
Washington Post Names & Faces
September 13, 2005