INFO Past Speakers

IFE INFO 2018

  • IFE Steward Judge William Webster, Kick-off Lunch
  • Demetri Sevastopulo, Financial Times’ Washington Bureau Chief
  • The Honorable Joshua Bolten, former White House Chief of Staff (George W. Bush Administration)
  • The Honorable Denis McDonough, 26th White House Chief of Staff (Barack Obama Administration)
  • Andrea Mitchell, NBC News chief foreign affairs correspondent
  • Ajit Pai, FCC Chairman
  • Jerry Seib, Wall Street Journal
  • Jennifer Griffin, FOXNews
  • Abderrahim Foukara, Al Jazeera
  • Juliet Eilperin, The Washington Post
  • General Michael Hayden, Former Director of the CIA and NSA
  • Congressman Will Hurd, Texas’ 23rd District
  • Kyra Phillips, ABC News
  • Shannon Bream, Anchor of FoxNews@Night
  • Andrei Iancu, Under Secretary of Commerce for Intellectual Property and Director of the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO)

IFE INFO 2017

  • IFE Steward Judge William Webster, Kick-off Lunch
  • Charlie Black, Chairman of Prime Policy Group
  • Mayor Muriel Bowser, District of Columbia
  • Matt Lira  (Special Assistant to the President for Innovation Policy) Open Government Reception
  • Gerrit Lansing (Digital Strategist) Open Government Reception
  • Aneesh Chopra (Former U.S. Chief Technology Officer) Open Government Reception
  • Macon Phillips  (Former Digital Strategist to President Obama & Secretary Kerry) Open Government Reception
  • Cori Zarek Former Deputy U.S. Chief Technology Officer
  • Ed Henry (American broadcast journalist and the chief national correspondent for Fox News)
  • Dr. Hamdullah Mohib, Ambassador of Afghanistan Global Connections Series interviewed by Josh Rogin, Columnist, Washington Post and Political Analyst, CNN
  • Denmark’s Tech Ambassador, Ambassador Casper Klynge (the first Tech Ambassador in the world)
  • U.S. CTO Megan Smith

IFE INFO 2016 – “Celebrating IFE’s 25th Season”

  • IFE Steward Judge William Webster, Kick-off Lunch
  • Nina Easton, FORTUNE
  • The Honorable Edward Markey (D-MA), United States Senate
  • Haley Van Dyck, Cofounder of US Digital Services at The White House
  • David Edelman, Special Assistant to the President for Economic & Technology Policy at the White House’s National Economic Council (NEC)
  • Sergio A. Barlocchetti Italian UAVs company Elytron Aeronautica
  • Ryan English, President of Fly Motion
  • Dr. Patrick Meier is an internationally recognized expert on Humanitarian Technology
  • Tiziano Vercellino  instructor and consultant for RPAS/UAV projects
  • Megan Smith, United States Chief Technology Officer
  • Justice Stephen Breyer, United States Supreme Court

IFE INFO 2015

  • H.E. Kenichiro Sasae, Ambassador of Japan
  • Dhanurjay “DJ” Patil, Deputy Chief Technology Officer and Chief Data Scientist of the United States Office of Science and Technology Policy
  • Mayor Muriel Bowser, D-District of Columbia
  • Lea Shanley, Presidential Innovation Fellow (NASA)
  • Andrea Ippolito, Presidential Innovation Fellow (VA)
  • Gajen Sunthara, Presidential Innovation Fellow (DHHS)
  • IFE Steward Judge William Webster, Kick-off Lunch

IFE INFO 2014

  • Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, U.S. Supreme Court
  • Aneesh Chopra, Former Chief Technology Officer of the United States; Hunch
  • Geoff Mulligan, White House Presidential Innovation Fellow (NIST)
  • Dr. Joe Polastre, White House Presidential Innovation Fellow (State Department)
  • Dr. Sokwoo Rhee, White House Presidential Innovation Fellow (NIST)
  • Jorge Moreira da Silva. Portuguese Minister of Environment, Spatial Planning and Energy
  • Dr. Peter Evans, Vice President at the Center for Global Enterprise
  • Matthew Theall, White House Presidential Innovation Fellow (Dept. of Energy)
  • Mayor Vincent C. Gray, D-District of Columbia
  • Garren Givens, White House Presidential Innovation Fellow (Dept. of Education)
  • Hillary Hartley, White House Presidential Innovation Fellow (GSA)
  • Andreas Lederberger, Embassy of Switzerland
  • Adam Dole, White House Presidential Innovation Fellow (HHS)
  • Jacqueline Kazil, White House Presidential Innovation Fellow (FEMA)
  • Scott Wu, White House Presidential Innovation Fellow (USAID)
  • IFE Steward Judge William Webster, Kick-off Lunch

IFE INFO 2013

  • Congressman Mike Rogers (R-MI), Chair – House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence
  • Congressman Dutch Ruppersberger (D-MD), Ranking member – House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence
  • Todd Park, United States Chief Technical Officer and Assistant to the President
  • General Michael V. Hayden, Former Director, Central Intelligence Agency and National Security Agency, and First Principal Deputy Director of National
  • Ambassador John Negroponte, Former Director of National Intelligence and former Deputy Secretary of State
  • H.E. Sergey I. Kislyak, Ambassador of the Federation of Russia to the United States.
  • Mayor Vincent Gray, D-District of Columbia
  • IFE Steward Judge William Webster, Kick-off Lunch
  • Senator Mark Warner (D-VA), United States Senate
  • Dr. Robert D. Hormats, the Under Secretary of State for Economic, Energy and Agricultural Affairs

IFE INFO 2012

  • Secretary Ray LaHood, Department of Transportation
  • John Zogby, Senior Analyst and Pollster, JZ Analytics “Post-election Analysis”
  • Senator Richard Lugar (R-IN), United States Senate
  • Senator Jon Kyl (R-AZ), Republican Whip, United States Senate
  • His Excellency Sergey I. Kislyak , Ambassador of the Federation of Russia
  • Mayor Vincent Gray, D-District of Columbia
  • Dr. Robert D. Hormats, the Under Secretary of State for Economic, Energy and Agricultural Affairs
  • IFE Steward Judge William Webster, Kick-off Lunch

IFE INFO 2011 “Celebrating IFE’s 20th Season”

  • IFE Steward Judge William Webster, Kick-off Lunch
  • Justice Antonin Scalia, U.S. Supreme Court
  • Senator Richard Shelby, (R-AL) United States Senate
  • Mayor Vincent Gray, DWashington D.C.
  • Senator Tom Udall, (D-NM) United States Senate
  • The Honorable Michael Chertoff, Former Secretary of Homeland Security
  • General Michael V. Hayden, Former Director of the CIA
  • Jennifer Griffin, FOX News, Correspondent
  • Justice Samuel A. Alito, Supreme Court of the United States
  • Cathy L. Lanier, Chief of DC Metropolitan Police Department

 IFE INFO 2010

  • Arianna Huffington, Co-founder and Editor-in-Chief of The Huffington Post
  • Congressman Mark Kirk, R-Illinois, Republican Candidate for the US Senate
  • His Excellency Michael Oren, The Ambassador of Israel
  • The Honorable Kenneth R. Feinberg, Special Master for TARP Executive Compensation, popularly called “pay czar”
  • Chancellor Michelle Rhee, District of Columbia Public Schools
  • Deputy Secretary Daniel B. Poneman, US Department of Energy
  • Chairman Julius Genachowski, Federal Communications Commission
  • IFE Steward Judge William Webster, Kick-off Lunch

IFE INFO 2009

  • His Excellency Husain Haqqani, the Ambassador of Pakistan
  • His Excellency Said Jawad, the Ambassador of Afghanistan
  • Congressman Jim Cooper, D-Tennessee
  • His Excellency Ichiro Fujisaki, the Ambassador of Japan
  • Bob McDonnell, Republican Candidate for Governor of Virginia, Former Attorney General for the Commonwealth of Virginia
  • The Honorable Stephen Breyer, U.S. Supreme Court Justice
  • The Honorable James Lambright, President and Chairman, Export-Import Bank of the United States, Chief Investment Officer of the Troubled Asset Relief Program (TARP)
  • IFE Steward Judge William Webster, Kick-off Lunch

IFE INFO 2008

  • Senator Tom Daschle, D-South Dakota
  • Morton Kondracke and Fred Barnes, The Beltway Boys, Fox News
  • Senator Chuck Hagel, R-Nebraska
  • Secretary Mike Chertoff, US Department of Homeland Security
  • Mayor Adrian Fenty, District of Columbia
  • Mr. David Rubenstein, Co-Founder, the Carlye Group
  • Ambassador Susan Schwab, US Trade Representative
  • Chancellor Michelle Rhee, District of Columbia Public Schools
  • Congressman Charles Rangel, Chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee D- New York State
  • IFE Steward Judge William Webster, Kick-off Lunch

IFE INFO 2007

  • The Honorable Tony Snow, Former Press Secretary, White House
  • William J. Haynes, II,  General Counsel, US Dept. of Defense (This talk included a private tour of the Pentagon.)
  • Senator John McCain, R-Arizona
  • Secretary Mike Leavitt, US Department of Health & Human Services
  • Ambassador Robert Hormats, Vice Chairman, Goldman, Sachs (International)
  • Senator John Sununu, R-New Hampshire
  • His Excellency Zhou Wenzhong, The Ambassador of the People’s Republic of China
  • Congressman Tom Davis, R-Virginia
  • IFE Steward Judge William Webster, Kick-off Lunch
  • Mayor Adrian Fenty, District of Columbia

IFE INFO 2006

  • Senator Byron Dorgan, D-North Dakota
  • Mr. Norm Ornstein, Resident Scholar, American Enterprise Institute
  • Secretary Alphonso Jackson, US Department of Housing and Urban Development
  • Senator Charles E. Schumer, D- New York State
  • Ian Bremmer, President, Eurasia Group, Foremost political risk expert
  • Secretary James Nicholson, US Department of Veterans Affairs
  • Senator Kent Conrad, D-North Dakota
  • Honorable Joshua Bolten, Director, Executive Office of Management and Budget
  • Congresswoman Loretta Sanchez, D-California
  • Mayor Anthony Williams, D- District of Columbia

IFE INFO 2005

  • Dr. Ralph J. Cicerone, President, National Academy of Sciences
  • Senator Susan M. Collins, R-Maine
  • The Honorable Ruth Bader Ginsburg, U.S. Supreme Court Justice
  • Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton, D-New York
  • Congresswoman Jane Harman, D-California
  • Senator Kay Bailey Hutchison, R-Texas, Vice Chair, Senate Republican Conference
  • Mr. Bob Woodward, The Washington Post
  • Chairman Michael Powell, Federal Communication Commission
  • Mayor Anthony Williams, D- District of Columbia
  • Charles Cook, Editor, Cook Political Report, The National Journal

IFE INFO 2004

  • Mr. Leonard Slatkin, Music Director, National Symphony Orchestra
  • Dr. N. Gregory Mankiw, Chairman, Council of Economic Advisors
  • Senator Thad Cochran, R-Mississippi, Chairman, Appropriations
  • Secretary Rod Paige, US Department of Education
  • Senator Maria Cantwell, D-Washington State
  • Senator Pat Roberts, R-Kansas, Chairman, Committee on Intelligence
  • Jack Valenti, President & CEO, Motion Picture Association
  • The Honorable Kenneth B. Mehlman, Campaign Manager for Bush-Cheney 2004
  • Congressman Harold Ford, Jr, D-Tennessee
  • Mayor Anthony Williams, D- District of Columbia

 IFE INFO 2003

  • The Honorable Antonin Scalia, U.S. Supreme Court Justice
  • The Honorable Philip Merrill, President and Chairman, Export-Import Bank of the United States
  • Darrell Green, Chair of the President’s Council on Service and Civic Participation
  • Ambassador Richard Haass, Director, Office of Policy Planning Staff, US Department of State
  • Command Center, US Department of Health & Human Services
  • Chairman Michael Powell, Federal Communication Commission
  • Congressman Roy Blunt, R-Missouri, House Majority Whip
  • Secretary Tommy Thompson, US Department of Health & Human Services
  • The Honorable Joshua Bolten, Assistant to the President and Deputy Chief of Staff for Policy, White House
  • Senator Trent Lott, R-Mississippi, Chairman, Rules and Administration
  • Mayor Anthony Williams, D- District of Columbia

 IFE INFO 2002

  • Governor Mark Warner, D- State of Virginia
  • Congressman Mike Oxley, R – Ohio, Chairman, House Committee on Financial Services
  • Ambassador Zalman Shoval, Senior Foreign Policy Advisor to Israeli Prime Minister
  • The Honorable Kenneth B. Mehlman, Deputy Assistant to the President and Director of Political Affairs
  • Secretary Donald Evans, US Department of Commerce
  • Senator Frank Murkowski, R-Alaska, Chairman, Committee on Energy and Natural Resources
  • Secretary Spencer Abraham, US Department of Energy
  • Senator Jon Corzine, D-New Jersey
  • The Honorable Peter W. Rodman, Assistant Secretary of Defense (International Security Affairs)
  • Mayor Anthony Williams, D- District of Columbia

IFE INFO 2001

  • Tom Friedman, New York Times
  • The Honorable Mitchell E. Daniels, Jr., Director, Executive Office of Management and Budget
  • Dr. Glen Hubbard, Chairman, Council of Economic Advisers
  • Senator Harry Reid, D-Nevada, Majority Whip
  • Senator Max Baucus, D – Montana
  • Dr. Geoffrey Kemp, Director, Regional Strategic Programs, Nixon Center
  • Congressman Christopher Cox, R- California
  • Senator Charles Grassley, R– Iowa, Chairman, Finance Committee
  • Senator Tom Daschle, D – South Dakota, Democratic Leader
  • The Honorable Stephen Breyer, U.S. Supreme Court Justice
  • Mayor Anthony Williams, D- District of Columbia

 IFE INFO 2000

  • Robert Bauer & Benjamin Ginsberg, Elections 2000
  • Charles Cook & Stuart Rothenberg, Editors & Publishers of their Political Reports
  • Congressman Thomas M. Davis III, R-Virginia, Chairman, Republican Congressional Committee
  • Chairman Joseph Andrew, DNC & Chairman James Nicholson, RNC
  • Senator Byron Dorgan, D-North Dakota, Chairman, Democratic Policy Committee
  • Chairman William Kennard, Federal Communication Commission
  • Congressman Charles Rangel, D- New York State, Deputy Whip
  • Commissioner Michael Powell, Federal Communication Commission
  • Senator Fred Thompson, R-Tennessee
  • Chairman Robert Pitofsky, Federal Trade Commission
  • Deputy Secretary Stuart Eizenstat, US Department of the Treasury
  • Mayor Anthony Williams, D- District of Columbia

 IFE INFO 1999

  • Governor James Gilmore, R- State of Virginia
  • Heather French, Miss America 2000
  • Senator Evan Bayh, D- Indiana
  • Jim Glassman & Dr. Kevin Hassett, co-authors of “Dow 36,000”
  • Gene B. Sperling, Director, National Economic Council
  • Vice President Dan Quayle
  • Congresswoman Jennifer Dunn, R-Washington State
  • Senator Charles E. Schumer, D- New York State
  • Secretary Donna Shalala, US Department of Health & Human Services
  • Senator John Ashcroft, R-Missouri
  • Mayor Rudolph W. Giuliani, R- New York City
  • Mayor Anthony A. Williams, D- District of Columbia

 IFE INFO 1998

  • Secretary Richard W. Riley, US Department of Education
  • Ambassador Charlene Barshefsky, United States Trade Representative
  • J. Carter Brown, Director Emeritus of the National Gallery of Art
  • Charles Cook & Stuart Rothenberg, Editors & Publishers of their Political Reports
  • Senator John F. Kerry, D – Massachusetts
  • Congressman Mike Oxley, R – Ohio
  • Senator John Breaux, D– Louisiana, Chief Deputy Whip
  • Senator John McCain, R– Arizona, Chairman, Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee
  • The Honorable Sandra Day O’Connor, U.S. Supreme Court Justice
  • Congressman John Dingell, D – Michigan
  • Senator Paul Wellstone, D- Minnesota
  • Senator Tom Daschle, D- South Dakota, Democratic Leader
  • Governor George Pataki, R – New York State

IFE INFO 1997

  • “McLaughlin Group,” Morton Kondracke and Eleanor Clift
  • The Honorable Joel Klein, Assistant Attorney General
  • Senator Don Nickles, R- Oklahoma, Assistant Majority Leader
  • Congressman Thomas Bliley, R-Virginia, Chairman, House Commerce Committee
  • Senator Trent Lott, R-Mississippi, Majority Leader
  • Gene Sperling, Director, National Economic Council
  • Secretary Donna Shalala, Department of Health & Human Services
  • The Honorable Stephen Breyer, U.S. Supreme Court Justice
  • James D. Wolfensohn, President of the World Bank
  • Senator Ted Stevens, R-Alaska, Chairman, Appropriations
  • John L. Hilley, Assistant to the President and Director of Legislative Affairs

IFE INFO 1996

  • Congressman Tom DeLay, R-Texas, House Majority Whip
  • John Sweeney, President, AFL-CIO
  • Congressman Richard A. Gephardt, D-Missouri, House Democratic Leader
  • Senator Ron Wyden, D-Oregon
  • The Honorable Antonin Scalia, U.S. Supreme Court Justice
  • Chairman Haley Barbour, Republican National Committee
  • Speaker Newt Gingrich, U.S. House of Representatives
  • Secretary Hazel O’Leary, US Department of Energy
  • Senator Orrin Hatch, R-Utah, Chairman, Judiciary Committee
  • Secretary Robert Reich, US Department of Labor
  • Dr. Frank Luntz, Luntz Research; Stan Greenberg, Greenberg & Associates
  • Art Buchwald, Humorist & Syndicated Columnist

 IFE INFO 1995

  • The Honorable David R. Gergen, Terry Sanford Institute of Public Policy, Duke University
  • Senator Thad Cochran, R-Mississippi, Chairman, Senate Republican Conference
  • Congressman Thomas J. Bliley, Jr., R-Virginia, Chairman, House Commerce Committee
  • Senator Don Nickles, R-Oklahoma, Chairman, Republican Policy Committee
  • Senator Trent Lott, R-Mississippi, Majority Whip
  • Senator Joseph Lieberman, D-Connecticut, Chairman, Democratic Leadership Council
  • Senator Thomas A. Daschle, D-South Dakota, Democratic Leader
  • Senator Mitch McConnell, R-Kentucky, Chairman, Select Ethics Committee
  • Senator Byron L. Dorgan, D-North Dakota, Assistant Democratic Floor Leader
  • Congressman Bill Archer, R-Texas, Chairman, House Ways & Means Committee
  • Secretary Donna Shalala, Department of Health & Human Services
  • Senator Larry Pressler, R-South Dakota, Chairman, Commerce Committee
  • Stan Greenberg, Greenberg Research;
  • Dr. Frank Luntz, Luntz Research
  • Senator Alfonse D’Amato, R-New York, Chairman, Banking, Housing, & Urban Affairs Committee
  • The Honorable Larry Summers, Deputy Secretary of the Treasury

IFE INFO 1994

  • The Honorable Gene Sperling, Deputy Assistant to the President for Economic Policy
  • The Honorable David R. Gergen, Counselor to the President
  • The Honorable Laura D’Andrea Tyson, Chairman, President’s Council of Economic Advisors
  • The Honorable Joel Klein, Deputy General Counsel to the President
  • Senator Dan Coats, D-Indiana
  • Senator John B. Breaux, D-Louisiana
  • Dr. Glenn T. Seaborg, Professor of Chemistry, Lawrence Hall of Science, University of California at Berkeley
  • The Honorable Alice M. Rivlin, Acting Director, Office of Management & Budget
  • His Excellency Immo Stabrecht, Ambassador of The Republic of Germany
  • The Honorable Susan Ness, Federal Communications Commissioner

 IFE INFO 1993

  • Andrea Mitchell, Chief White House Correspondent, NBC News
  • James MacGregor, David Adams, Washington Bureau Chief, Sunday Times of London
  • Congressman James Cooper, D- Tennessee
  • Senator Pat Roberts, R-Kansas
  • Dr. Michael Boskin, Former Chairman, President’s Council of Economic Advisors
  • The Honorable Tom McMillen, Co-Chair, President’s Council on Physical Fitness & Sports
  • The Honorable William E. Frenzel, Special Advisor to the President for NAFTA
  • Paul Duke, Moderator, “Washington Week in Review”

IFE INFO 1992

  • Judge Robert Heron Bork, Circuit Judge, Lawyer, Educator, AEI
  • John S. Hendricks, Chairman of the Board and CEO, Discovery Channel
  • Morton M. Kondracke, Senior Editor of The New Republic
  • Senator Christopher Samuel “Kit” Bond, R- Missouri
  • Senator Donald W. Riegle, Jr., R-Michigan, Chairman, Committee on Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs
  • Robert L. Johnson, Founder & President, Black Entertainment Television
  • Ambassador Corrado Pirzio-Biroli, Deputy Head, Delegation for the European Commission
  • Judge William H. Webster, Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy
  • Dr. Michael J. Boskin, Chairman, President’s Council of Economic Advisors
  • David Gergen, Editor-at-Large, U.S. News & World Report, TV & Radio Commentator

 IFE INFO 1991

  • Senator Larry Pressler, R-South Dakota
  • Senator Donald Riegle, D-Michigan Chairman, Banking, Housing & Urban Affairs
  • Senator Thad Cochran, R-Mississippi, Chairman, Republican Conference
  • Peter H. Monroe, President of the Oversight Board, Resolution Trust Corporation (RTC)
  • Senator Ted Stevens, R-Alaska, Chairman, Rules & Administration
  • Ambassador Corrado Pirzio-Biroli, Deputy Head, Delegation for the European Commission
  • The Honorable John E. Robson, Deputy Secretary of the Treasury
  • Dr. Michael J. Boskin, Chairman, President’s Council of Economic Advisors

IFE INFO 1990

  • Congressman Les Aspin, D-Wisconsin, Chairman, House Armed Services Committee
  • Dr. Zbigniew Brzezinski, Former National Security Advisor under President Carter
  • John E. Robson, Deputy Secretary of the Treasury
  • Senator Christopher S. “Kit” Bond, R-Missouri