Past Speakers

IFE Steward Judge William Webster

Chair of the Homeland Security Advisory Council (HSAC); Director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation from 1978 to 1987; and Director of the Central Intelligence Agency from 1987 to 1991.

Bob Kocher, MD

Partner at Venrock and focuses on healthcare IT and services investments

George Zaidan

Science communicator, television and web host, and producer. He is currently executive producer at the American Chemical Society and author of the book Ingredients.

John Paul Farmer

Chief Technology Officer at City of New York

Matt Lira

Special Assistant to the President for Innovation Policy and Initiatives White House Office of American Innovation

Beverly Perry

Senior Advisor to the Mayor of the District of Columbia

Ambassador Casper Klynge

Vice President of European Government Affairs for Microsoft and former Tech Ambassador for Denmark

Megan Smith

Former U.S. CTO (2014-2017) and Co-founder/CEO of shift 7

Todd Park

Former U.S. CTO (2009-2012)and Co-founder and Executive Chairman of Devoted Health 

Mike Brown

Director of the Defense Innovation Unit at the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD); IFE 2019 Open Government Award Recipient; and former Presidential Innovation Fellow. 

Josh Marcuse

Head of Strategy and Innovation for Global Public Sector at Google Cloud

Margaret Brennan

Moderator of ‘Face the Nation’ and senior foreign affairs correspondent for CBS News​

H.E. Daniel Mulhall

Ambassador of Ireland to the United States

IFE Steward Judge William Webster

Chair of the Homeland Security Advisory Council (HSAC); Director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation from 1978 to 1987; and Director of the Central Intelligence Agency from 1987 to 1991.

Sam Feist

CNN’s Washington bureau chief and senior vice president.

Ms. Sophie V. Vandebroek

Former Chief Technology Officer of Xerox, and President of Xerox Innovation Group.

Ms. Suzette Kent

Federal Chief Information Officer at the Office of Management and Budget H.E.

Takuya Hirai

Minister of State for Science and Technology Policy, Japan. H.E.

Masahiko Shibayama

Minister of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology.

Mr. Michael Kratsios

Deputy Assistant to the President for Technology Policy and Deputy US Chief Technology Officer, The White House.

Ms. Megan Smith

3rd U.S. Chief Technology Officer and Founder of shift 7

Ms. Margaret Weichert

Deputy Director for Management, Office of Management and Budget

H.E. Ashok K. Mirpuri

Ambassador of Singapore to the United States

H.E.  Jonatan Vseviov

Ambassador of Estonia to the United States 

Mr. Andrei Iancu

Under Secretary of Commerce for Intellectual Property and Director of the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO)

Mr. Vint Cerf

Co-designer of TCP/IP and the architecture of the Internet

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
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 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 Steward Judge William Webster
Kick-off Lunch
Nina Easton
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
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
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
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
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 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
D–Washington 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
Justice Samuel A. Alito
Supreme Court of the United States
Cathy L. Lanier
Chief of DC Metropolitan Police Department
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
His Excellency Husain Haqqani
the Ambassador of Pakistan
His Excellency Said Jawad
the Ambassador of Afghanistan
Congressman Jim Cooper
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
Senator Tom Daschle
D-South Dakota
Morton Kondracke and Fred Barnes
The Beltway Boys, Fox News
Senator Chuck Hagel
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
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
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
IFE Steward Judge William Webster
Kick-off Lunch
Mayor Adrian Fenty
District of Columbia
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
Mayor Anthony Williams
D- District of Columbia
Dr. Ralph J. Cicerone
President, National Academy of Sciences
Senator Susan M. Collins
The Honorable Ruth Bader Ginsburg
U.S. Supreme Court Justice
Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton
D-New York
Congresswoman Jane Harman
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
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
Mayor Anthony Williams
D- District of Columbia
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
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
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
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
Chairman Robert Pitofsky
Federal Trade Commission
Deputy Secretary Stuart Eizenstat
US Department of the Treasury
Mayor Anthony Williams
D- District of Columbia
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
Mayor Rudolph W. Giuliani
R- New York City
Mayor Anthony A. Williams
D- District of Columbia
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
“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
Congressman Tom DeLay
R-Texas, House Majority Whip
John Sweeney, President
Congressman Richard A. Gephardt
D-Missouri, House Democratic Leader
Senator Ron Wyden
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
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
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
Senator John B. Breaux
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 Commission
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
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 Revieview”
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
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

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

IFE Speakers 2019

  • IFE Steward Judge William Webster, Chair of the Homeland Security Advisory Council (HSAC); Director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation from 1978 to 1987; and Director of the Central Intelligence Agency from 1987 to 1991.
  • Sam Feist, CNN’s Washington bureau chief and senior vice president
  • Ms. Sophie V. Vandebroek, former Chief Technology Officer of Xerox, and President of Xerox Innovation Group
  • Ms. Suzette Kent, Federal Chief Information Officer at the Office of Management and Budget
  • H.E. Takuya Hirai, Minister of State for Science and Technology Policy, Japan;
  • H.E. Masahiko Shibayama, Minister of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology, Japan and
  • Mr. Michael Kratsios, Deputy Assistant to the President for Technology Policy and Deputy US Chief Technology Officer, The White House

IFE Speakers 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 Speakers 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 Speakers 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 Speakers 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 Speakers 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 Speakers 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 Speakers 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 Speakers 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 Speakers 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 Speakers 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 Speakers 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 Speakers 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 Speakers 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 Speakers 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 Speakers 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 Speakers 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 Speakers 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 Speakers 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 Speakers 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 Speakers 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 Speakers 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 Speakers 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 Speakers 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 Speakers 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 Speakers 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 Speakers 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 Speakers 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 Speakers 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 Speakers 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