The Second Annual Washington Ideas Forum

September 28, 2010  • Alexa Wahl


*MEDIA ADVISORY*


 






Contacts: Abby Berman, The Rosen Group, 646.695.7043 / [email protected]
Jeffrey Harris, Aspen Institute, 202.736.3848 / [email protected]

The Second Annual Washington Ideas Forum
-Connecting the Leaders of Today with the Ideas of Tomorrow-


(Washington, DC) – The Atlantic, in partnership with the Aspen Institute and the Newseum, will host the second annual Washington Ideas Forum.  Leaders from government, business, education, and the media will engage in a high-level, 360-degree analysis of the year that has passed and the year that lies ahead.












WHEN: September 30 – October 1
WHERE: The Newseum
555 Pennsylvania Ave., N.W.
Washington, DC 20001
WHO: Speaker schedule includes*:
(*subject to change)

 










































































THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 30
*subject to change


Interview Start


Newsmaker


Journalist


12:30pm


Sam Kass
White House Chef
–with–
Zeke Emanuel
Special Health Advisor to Director, Office of Management and Budget

**special lunchtime interview**


Corby Kummer
Senior Editor
The Atlantic


1:00pm


Mike McConnell
Senior Vice President
Booz Allen Hamilton

–with–
Fran Townsend
Former Homeland Security Advisor

**special lunchtime interview**


James Gibney
Deputy Managing Editor
The Atlantic


1:35pm


Opening Remarks
David Bradley
Walter Isaacson
Shelby Coffey


Opening Remarks
David Bradley
Walter Isaacson
Shelby Coffey


1:45pm


Michael Bloomberg
Mayor
City of New York


Chris Wallace
Host
Fox News Sunday


2:05pm


David Axelrod
Assistant to the President and Senior Advisor
White House


Brian Williams
Anchor
NBC Nightly News


2:25pm


Lindsey Graham
Senator
South Carolina


TBD


2:45pm


George Will
Columnist
Washington Post


n/a


3:05pm


Melody Barnes
Domestic Policy Advisor
Executive Office of the President


James Bennet
Editor
The Atlantic


3:25pm


David Rubenstein
Co-Founder
The Carlyle Group


Erin Burnett
Co-Anchor
CNBC


3:50pm


Craig Newmark
Founder
Craigslist


James Fallows
National Correspondent
The Atlantic


4:00pm


Arne Duncan
Secretary
US Department of Education


Michel Martin
Host of “Tell Me More”
NPR


4:20pm


Tim Geithner
Secretary
US Department of the Treasury


David Leonhardt
Economics Columnist
New York Times


4:50pm


N.N. Taleb
Author
The Black Swan


Matthew Cooper
Managing Editor
National Journal


5:10pm


Bill Bratton
Former Chief of Police
LAPD


Pierre Thomas
Justice Department Correspondent
ABC News


5:30pm


Elizabeth Edwards
Senior Fellow
Center
for American Progress


David Bradley
Chairman and Owner
Atlantic Media Company


5:50pm


Ahmed Chalabi
President
The Governing Council of Iraq


Sally Quinn
Journalist


 


























































FRIDAY, OCTOBER 1
*subject to change


Interview Start


Newsmaker


Journalist


7:55am




Chris Nassetta
CEO
Hilton Worldwide


**special breakfast interview**


Megan McArdle
Business and Economics Editor
The Atlantic


8:25am


MAIN PROGRAM BEGINS


MAIN PROGRAM BEGINS


8:30am


Richard Holbrooke
United States Special Representative for Afghanistan and Pakistan


Christiane Amanpour
Anchor, “This Week”
ABC News


8:55am


David Rhode
Reporter
New York Times


n/a


9:10am


Bob Bennett
Partner
Hogan Lovells


James Fallows
National Correspondent
The Atlantic


9:25am


Spike Lee
Director


Douglas Brinkley
Professor, Rice University
Contributing Editor, Vanity Fair


9:50am


Tony and Heather Podesta


Ronald Brownstein
Political Director
Atlantic Media Company


10:15am


Kenneth Feinberg
Administrator
BP Claims Fund


Walter Isaacson
Chairman and CEO
The Aspen Institute


10:40am


Haley Barbour
Governor
Mississippi


Jeffrey Goldberg
National Correspondent
The Atlantic


11:05am


Eric Schmidt
CEO
Google


James Bennet
Editor
The Atlantic


11:30am


Jim Webb
Senator
Virginia

–with–
Chris Dodd
Senator
Connecticut


John King
Anchor
CNN


Noon


Political Panel
Chuck Todd, Ron Brownstein, Charlie Cook, Margaret Carlson, Eugene Robinson


John King
Anchor
CNN


Note: *Media wishing to cover must contact Abby Berman at 646.695.7043 or [email protected] for credentials. Video streams will be available.*

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