2014 Past Events

January 6, 2014: INFO Public Policy Salon “Civic Innovation.”  Panel discussion with White House Presidential Innovation Fellows: Adam Dole, Jacqueline Kazil, and Scott Wu. Moderated by John Paul Farmer, former White House Senior Advisor for Innovation. The event was hosted by H.E. Jose Cuisia, Jr., Ambassador of the Philippines. By invitation only.

January 7, 2014: Annual IFE Fellows Dinner was hosted by The Ambassador of Portugal, H.E. Nuno Brito and Dr Rosa Batoreau, at the Portuguese Residence. By invitation only.

January 8, 2014: INFO Kick-off Luncheon with Judge William Webster, former Director of FBI and CIA. By Invitation Only.

February 24:  Celebrating Leadership, Civility, and the Presidential Innovation Fellows dinner hosted by H.E. Elena Poptodorova at the Bulgarian Residence.  By invitation only. 

February 27, 2014: NextGen with special guest Brian Forde who serves as the Senior Advisor to the U.S. Chief Technology Officer for Mobile and Data Innovation in The White House Office of Science and Technology Policy.  The event was hosted at the The Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting in Washington, DC.

March 13, 2014: INFO Public Policy Salon “Trickle-Up Innovation: How Governments Can Support Grassworks Science & Technology. Panel discussion. Hosted by H.E. Manuel Sager, Ambassador of Switzerland and Mrs. Christine Sager at the Swiss Residence. By invitation only. 

April 5, 2014: IFE Field Trip: Backstage Tour hosted by Mickey Berra, VP of Production, The Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts with lunch in Frank Lloyd Wright’s ” Marden House” tour hosted by Jim Kimsey, IFE Steward and AOL founder. By invitation only.

April 11, 2014:  INFO Public Policy Roundtable Breakfast with Mayor Vincent Gray, District of Columbia (D-DC). The event was hosted by H.E. Rudolf Bekink, Ambassador of the Netherlands at the Dutch Residence. By invitation only. 

May 28, 2014Media & Technology Roundtable (MTR) with Mr. David Rennie, Washington Bureau Chief of The Economist. The event was hosted by H.E. Claudia Fritsche, Ambassador of Liechtenstein to the United States at the residence. By invitation only.

June 11, 2014 The SmartAmercia Expo at the Washington DC Convention Center. This will be a jam packed day of talks and demonstrations by the teams along with Keynotes by officials from the White House, GSA, Departments of Commerce, Homeland Security, Health and Human Services, Transportation, and Defense. Details | Event Flyer | Register Today

June 11, 2014: INFO Public Policy Salon on “Cutting Edge Energy Innovation”. Panel discussion including Jorge Moreira da Silva, Portuguese Minister of Environment, Spatial Planning and Energy, Peter C. Evans,Vice President at the Center for Global Enterprise;  and Matthew Theall, Department of Energy, White House Presidential Innovation Fellow.  The event was hosted by H.E. Nuno Brito, Ambassador of Portugal and Dr. Rosa Batoreu. Moderated by John Paul Farmer, Director of Technology and Civic Innovation at Microsoft, Former Senior Advisor for Innovation in the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy, and IFE Emerging Markets Roundtable Co-Founder. By invitation only.

June 15, 2014: IFE celebrates Round 2 Graduation of White House Presidential Innovation Fellows and their families. Cookout and Awards program at Congressional Country Club. By invitation only.

June 16, 2014: IFE INFO Public Policy Salon on the “Internet of Things” (IoT). Panel discussion to include Aneesh Chopra, Former First Chief Technology Officer of the United States, and White House Presidential Innovation Fellows Geoff MulliganJoe Polastre, and Sokwoo Rhee. Moderated by John Paul Farmer, Director of Technology and Civic Innovation at Microsoft, Former Senior Advisor for Innovation in the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy, and IFE Emerging Markets Roundtable Co-Founder. The Honorable Esther Coopersmith hosted the salon. By invitation only.

July 24th, 2014: IFE Fellows-Interns Cookout  By invitation only.

July 27th, 2014: Robertson Foundation for Government (RFFG) Fellows Cookout hosted at Congressional Country Club. IFE is a strategic partner with RFFG in educating for youth global citizenship.  By invitation only.

September 21, 2014: IFE hosts White House Innovation Fellow Dinner to welcome incoming Round 3. By invitation only.

September 22, 2014: IFE INFO Public Policy Roundtable Fall Season Kick-off: A Tribute to Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, with mezzo-soprano Deynce Graves! Justice Ginsburg will be introduced by Theodore B. Olson, former Solicitor General of the United States.  Evening Public Policy Salon at the U.S. Supreme Court. By invitation only.

October 4, 2014: First Annual Chris International Tennis Cup. By invitation only.

October 22, 2014: IFE NEXTGEN with Vivian Graubard, Policy Advisor to the White House Technology Advisor in the U.S. Digital Services. The student forum was hosted at The Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting.

October 23, 2014: Robertson Foundation for Government (RFFG) Annual Fellows Dinner was hosted by H.E. Ashook Mirpuri at the Embassy of Singapore. IFE is a strategic partner with RFFG in educating for youth global citizenship. View 2013 Event. By invitation only.

October 26, 2014: Civility Leadership Dinner. By invitation only.

October 28, 2014: Brain Dinner with special guest Dr. Jacopo Annese, director of The Brain Observatory at the University of California San Diego (USCD). By invitation only.

November 3, 2014: IFE EMR/MTR with Jennifer Griffin, Fox News-Pentagon Correspondent; and Greg Myre, NPR Digital Editor of International News. Discussion on Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant. The dinner was hosted by H.E. Kairat Umarov at the Embassy of Kazakhstan. By invitation only.

November 27, 2014: Holiday Kick-off & Champagne hosted by Coach Kathy Kemper and James Valentine at The Cottage. 12:30-2:00pm. By invitation only.

December 9, 2014: IFE INFO Public Policy Breakfast with The Honorable Al Franken (D-Minnesota), United States Senate. Senator Franken will be introduced by IFE Steward and AEI Resident Scholar Norm Ornstein. Breakfast will be held in the Historic LBJ Room in the U.S. Capitol. By invitation only.

December 18, 2014: IFE MTR dinner with Commissioner Terrell McSweeny, Federal Trade Commission. To be introduced by Dr. R. David Edelman, Senior Advisor for Technology & Economic Policy, The White House. The dinner will be hosted by IFE Diplomatic Steward H.E. Johan C. Verbeke, Ambassador of the Kingdom of Belgium to the U.S. By invitation only.