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Washington Ideas Forum 2017


September 27, 2017 9:00 AM -
September 28, 2017 4:42 PM

Agenda


Wednesday, September 27


9:00 am EDT Margaret Low     Watch On-Demand
Margaret Low, President, AtlanticLIVE
9:05 am EDT Randi Weingarten     Watch On-Demand
Underwriter Perspective produced by the American Federation of Teachers*
Randi Weingarten, President, American Federation of Teachers
9:15 am EDT Mayor Mitch Landrieu     Watch On-Demand
Mayor Mitch Landrieu, City of New Orleans
With Jeffrey Goldberg, Editor in Chief, The Atlantic
9:30 am EDT Astro Teller     Watch On-Demand
Astro Teller, Captain of Moonshots, X
With Derek Thompson, Senior Editor, The Atlantic
9:45 am EDT Richard Besser     Watch On-Demand
Underwriter Perspective produced by Robert Wood Johnson Foundation*
Richard Besser, President and CEO, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
With Martha Raddatz, Chief Global Affairs Correspondent, ABC News
10:00 am EDT Joelle Emerson     Watch On-Demand

  • Joelle Emerson, Founder and CEO, Paradigm
    With Liza Mundy, Contributor, The Atlantic

  • Christopher Ruddy, CEO, Newsmax Inc.
    With Steve Clemons, Washington Editor at Large, The Atlantic

  • Underwriter Perspective produced by Allstate*
    Tom Wilson, Chairman and CEO, The Allstate Corporation
    With Ellen Shearer, Bureau Chief, Medill News Service

  • Michele Norris, Founder, The Race Card Project
    Moderator to be announced

  • *This session is produced by our underwriter, and not by The Atlantic's editorial team.
10:15 am EDT Christopher Ruddy     Watch On-Demand
Christopher Ruddy, CEO, Newsmax Inc.
With Steve Clemons, Washington Editor at Large, The Atlantic
10:30 am EDT Tom Wilson     Watch On-Demand
Underwriter Perspective produced by Allstate*
Tom Wilson, Chairman and CEO, The Allstate Corporation
With Ellen Shearer, Bureau Chief, Medill News Service
10:45 am EDT Michele Norris     Watch On-Demand
Michele Norris, Founder, The Race Card Project
With Jeffrey Goldberg, The Atlantic
11:00 am EDT Adam Neumann     Watch On-Demand

  • Adam Neumann, Co-Founder and CEO, WeWork
    With Derek Thompson, The Atlantic

  • Dennis Muilenburg, Chairman of the Board, President and CEO, The Boeing Company
    With David Bradley, Chairman, Atlantic Media

  • Margaret Low, AtlanticLIVE
11:30 am EDT Dennis Muilenburg     Watch On-Demand
Dennis Muilenburg, Chairman of the Board, President and CEO, The Boeing
Company
With David Bradley, Chairman, Atlantic Media
12:00 pm EDT Food For Thought Lunch Breakout Sessions
2:00 pm EDT Jamie Miller     Watch On-Demand

  • Jamie Miller, Vice President and Director of Public Programs, The Aspen Institute

  • Walter Isaacson, President and CEO, The Aspen Institute

  • David Ignatius, Opinion Writer, The Washington Post; Author, The Quantum Spy
    With Mary Louise Kelly, Contributing Editor, The Atlantic

  • Underwriter Perspective produced by Pfizer*
    Angela Hwang, Global President of Inflammation and Immunology, Pfizer

  • Guy Primus, Co-Founder and CEO, The VR Company
    With Alexis Madrigal, Staff Writer, The Atlantic

  • *This session is produced by our underwriter, and not by The Atlantic's editorial team.
2:05 pm EDT Walter Isaacson     Watch On-Demand
Walter Isaacson, President and CEO, The Aspen Institute
2:15 pm EDT David Ignatius     Watch On-Demand
David Ignatius, Opinion Writer, The Washington Post; Author, The Quantum Spy
With Mary Louise Kelly, Contributing Editor, The Atlantic
2:30 pm EDT Angela Hwang     Watch On-Demand
Underwriter Perspective produced by Pfizer*
Angela Hwang, Global President of Inflammation and Immunology, Pfizer
2:45 pm EDT Guy Primus     Watch On-Demand
Guy Primus, Co-Founder and CEO, The VR Company
With Alexis Madrigal, Staff Writer, The Atlantic
3:00 pm EDT Melanie Whelan     Watch On-Demand

  • Melanie Whelan, CEO, SoulCycle
    With Alison Stewart, Contributing Editor, The Atlantic

  • Secretary David Shulkin, U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs*
    With Kevin Vigilante, Chief Medical Officer, Booz Allen Hamilton

  • William Schindler, Associate Professor of Anthropology, Washington College
    With Ross Andersen, Senior Editor, The Atlantic

  • Martin Baron, Executive Editor, The Washington Post
    With Jeffrey Goldberg, The Atlantic

  • *This session is produced by our underwriter, and not by The Atlantic's editorial team.
3:15 pm EDT Secretary David Shulkin     Watch On-Demand
Secretary David Shulkin, U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs*
With Kevin Vigilante, Chief Medical Officer, Booz Allen Hamilton
3:30 pm EDT William Schindler     Watch On-Demand
William Schindler, Associate Professor of Anthropology, Washington College
With Ross Andersen, Senior Editor, The Atlantic
3:45 pm EDT Martin Baron     Watch On-Demand
Martin Baron, Executive Editor, The Washington Post
With Jeffrey Goldberg, The Atlantic

Thursday, September 28


9:00 am EDT Bob Cohn     Watch On-Demand

  • Bob Cohn, President, The Atlantic

  • Senator Mark Warner (D-VA)
    With Steve Clemons, Washington Editor at Large, The Atlantic

  • Mark Bertolini, Chairman and CEO, Aetna
    With Matt Thompson, Executive Editor, The Atlantic

  • Mayor Muriel Bowser, City of Washington, DC

  • Spencer Rascoff, CEO, Zillow Group
    With Gillian White, Senior Associate Editor, The Atlantic
9:05 am EDT Senator Mark Warner     Watch On-Demand
Senator Mark Warner (D-VA)
With Steve Clemons, Washington Editor at Large, The Atlantic
9:15 am EDT Mark Bertolini     Watch On-Demand
Mark Bertolini, Chairman and CEO, Aetna
With Matt Thompson, Executive Editor, The Atlantic
9:30 am EDT Mayor Muriel Bowser     Watch On-Demand
Mayor Muriel Bowser, City of Washington, DC
9:45 am EDT Spencer Rascoff     Watch On-Demand
Spencer Rascoff, CEO, Zillow Group
With Gillian White, Senior Associate Editor, The Atlantic
10:00 am EDT Matt Hiznay and Ted Johnson     Watch On-Demand

  • Underwriter Perspective produced by America's Biopharmaceutical Companies*
    Matt Hiznay, Cancer Survivor and PhD Candidate
    Ted Johnson, Biopharmaceutical Researcher, Pfizer
    With Lori Reilly, Executive Vice President, Policy, Research and Membership, PhRMA

  • General (Ret.) David Petraeus, Member and Chairman, KKR Global Institute
    With Jake Tapper, Anchor and Chief Washington Correspondent, CNN

  • Christina Tosi, Founder and CEO, Milk Bar
    With Derek Thompson, Senior Editor, The Atlantic

  • Secretary Steven Mnuchin, U.S. Department of the Treasury
    With Major Garrett, Chief White House Correspondent, CBS News

  • *This session is produced by our underwriter, and not by The Atlantic's editorial team.
10:15 am EDT General (Ret.) David Petraeus     Watch On-Demand
General (Ret.) David Petraeus, Member and Chairman, KKR Global Institute
With Jake Tapper, Anchor and Chief Washington Correspondent, CNN
10:30 am EDT Christina Tosi     Watch On-Demand
Christina Tosi, Founder and CEO, Milk Bar
With Derek Thompson, Senior Editor, The Atlantic
10:45 am EDT Secretary Steven Mnuchin     Watch On-Demand
Secretary Steven Mnuchin, U.S. Department of the Treasury
With Major Garrett, Chief White House Correspondent, CBS News
11:00 am EDT Panel Discussion     Watch On-Demand
Robert Costa, National Political Reporter, The Washington Post; PBS' Moderator, Washington Week
Glenn Thrush. White House Correspondent, The New York Times
Katy Tur, Correspondent, NBC News; Author, Unbelievable: My Front-Row Seat to the Craziest Campaign in American History
With Margaret Carlson, Columnist, Bloomberg View
11:30 am EDT Feng Zhang     Watch On-Demand
Feng Zhang, Co-Inventor, CRISPR; Core Institute Member, Broad Institute
With Ross Andersen, Senior Editor, The Atlantic
12:00 pm EDT Luncheon Programming

  • LIVE Podcast: "The Takeout" feat. with Major Garrett, CBS News

  • Author Talk feat. Derek Thompson, The Atlantic with Alexis Madrigal, Staff Writer, The Atlantic
2:00 pm EDT Senator Jeff Flake     Watch On-Demand
Senator Jeff Flake (R-AZ)
With McKay Coppins, Staff Writer, The Atlantic
2:15 pm EDT Representative Nancy Pelosi     Watch On-Demand
Representative Nancy Pelosi (D-CA); U.S. House Democratic Leader
Jonathan Karl, Chief White House Correspondent, ABC News
2:30 pm EDT J. Craig Venter     Watch On-Demand
J. Craig Venter, Co-Founder, Executive Chairman, and Head of Scientific Strategy, Human Longevity, Inc.
With Matt Thompson, The Atlantic
2:45 pm EDT Lisa Melcher and Tina Stride     Watch On-Demand
Lisa Melcher, CEO, The Hope Dealer Project
Tina Stride, President, The Hope Dealer Project
With Alison Stewart, Contributing Editor, The Atlantic
3:00 pm EDT Mirza Cifric     Watch On-Demand

  • Underwriter Perspective produced by Inova*
    Mirza Cifric, Co-Founder and CEO, Veritas Genetics
    John Deeken, COO, Inova Translational Medicine Institute
    With Todd Stottlemyer, CEO, Inova Center for Personalized Health

  • Madeleine Albright, Former U.S. Secretary of State
    With Andrea Mitchell, Chief Foreign Affairs Correspondent, NBC News

  • Luis Diaz, Head of Solid Tumor Oncology, Memorial Sloan Kettering's Department of Medicine
    Stefanie Joho, Cancer Survivor and Patient Advocate
    With Ross Andersen, The Atlantic

  • *This session is produced by our underwriter, and not by The Atlantic's editorial team.
3:20 pm EDT Madeleine Albright     Watch On-Demand
Madeleine Albright, Former U.S. Secretary of State
With Andrea Mitchell, Chief Foreign Affairs Correspondent, NBC News
3:40 pm EDT Luis Diaz and Stefanie Joho     Watch On-Demand
Luis Diaz, Head of Solid Tumor Oncology, Memorial Sloan Kettering's Department of Medicine
Stefanie Joho, Cancer Survivor and Patient Advocate
With Ross Andersen, The Atlantic
4:00 pm EDT Rohit Prasad     Watch On-Demand

  • Rohit Prasad, Vice President and Head Scientist, Alexa Machine Learning
    With Alexis Madrigal, Staff Writer, The Atlantic

  • David Isay, Founder and President, StoryCorps
    With Alison Stewart, The Atlantic

  • Margaret Low, AtlanticLIVE
4:15 pm EDT David Isay     Watch On-Demand
David Isay, Founder and President, StoryCorps
With Alison Stewart, The Atlantic

About this conference


Washington Ideas will convene the nation's leaders in politics, business, health, science, technology, arts, culture and journalism for three days of can't miss conversation and connections. In the heart of the nation's capital, we will tackle the most consequential issues facing the country and the world.

About The Atlantic


Since 1857, The Atlantic has helped shape the national debate on the most critical and contentious issues of our times, from politics, business, and the economy, to technology, arts, and culture. Through in-depth analysis in the monthly print magazine, complemented by up-to-the-minute insights delivered throughout the day on theatlantic.com, The Atlantic provides the nation’s thought leaders and professional class with forward-looking, fresh perspectives that provoke and challenge, define and affect the lives we’re living today, and give shape to the lives we will live tomorrow.

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