IFE hosts PIF Innovation Cookout

Coach Kathy Kemper, John Paul Farmer, Dr. Amy Geng and Megan Smith.
The Institute for Education’s third annual Innovation Cook Out was awesome as always, with so many of you flying in from all over the globe! In addition to this terrific weekend get together, IFE continues to nurture the culture of an innovation community by providing forums and gatherings that encourage bonds of friendship, fun and family.

The mission of IFE’s Innovation program is to engage the global community to find common ground and enhance collaboration, thereby harnessing the power of soft diplomacy, data, innovation and technology.

Congratulations to the PIF class of 2015, who were recognized for the incredible work!
Steven Babitch, Adam Bonnifield, Ross Dakin, Erren Lester, Kate McCall-Kiley, Josh Paterson, Amy Wilson, Alex Pelletier. Pictured with Todd Park, Dr. Amy Geng, Coach Kemper, John Paul Farmer and Megan Smith.

And congratulations to the following awardees for their efforts above and beyond:

Eric Daimler, Alex Pelletier, Ross Dakin (PIF 2015) for Institute for Education Award for Outstanding Diplomatic Engagement 


Jackie Kazil and Sokwoo Rhee (PIF 2013) for Institute for Education Award for Distinguished Service

Dhanurjay ‘DJ’ Patil, recipient of the IFE Award for Data Diplomacy


Special thanks to Todd Park and John Paul Farmer, co-founder s of the Presidential Innovation Fellows program, for your vision. And thank you as well for your leadership in the Institute for Education.

Also in attendance were IFE Distinguished Fellow Hon. Dr. David Edelman, IFE Senior Fellow George Zaidan (CNBC’s “Make Me A millionaire Inventor”)  and IFE Fellows Joanne Ke and Chris Golden.

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Tyrone Grandison starts his thank you hug train with Coach Kemper.



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