The Washington Ideas Forum is D.C.’s premier gathering of U.S. policymakers, industry innovators, and top media personalities, presented by The Atlantic, the Aspen Institute, and the Newseum. Now in its fifth year, the Forum has developed a distinct reputation for fostering creative thinking about critical issues by some of the most newsworthy figures of our day. The 2013 Forum will take place November 13-14, 2013, at the Newseum.Wednesday, November 13

9:30 AM - 1:30 PM  Washington Ideas Network Preview Session [sold out; ticket holders only]

12:45 PM Registration Opens

1:30 PM - 6:00 PM Main Stage Programming

Sample of Confirmed Speakers:    

  • Tom Coburn Senator (R-OK) United States Senate
  • Susan Collins Senator (R-ME) United States Senate
  • Travis Kalanick Chief Executive Officer Uber
  • Amy Klobuchar Senator (D-MN) United States Senate
  • Joe Manchin Senator (D-WV) United States Senate
  • Mitch Landrieu Mayor City of New Orleans
  • Susan Rice National Security Advisor The White House

6:00 PM - 8:00 PM Cocktail Reception

Thursday, November 14

7:30 AM - 8:30 AM  Entertainment Software Association Breakout: Bridging the Engagement Gap - Video Games, Learning & Assessing 21st Century Skills **REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN FOR THIS SESSION: Please Click here to sign up. For your reference, your registration confirmation number is: PFNNLPTFM2W.
8:45 AM - 12:30 PM  Main Stage Programming

Sample of Confirmed Speakers:

  • Ted Cruz Senator (R-TX) United States Senate
  • Alan Greenspan Former Chairman United States Federal Reserve
  • John McCain Senator (R-AZ) United States Senate
  • Nancy Pelosi House Democratic Leader United States House of Representatives
  • Karl Rove Former Deputy Chief of Staff President George W. Bush
  • Gene Sperling Director National Economic Council

As the Forum is quickly nearing capacity, if you're no longer able to join us, please Unregister so we might share your place with a guest currently on our waitlist.

With thanks for the support of our presenting underwriters CH2M HILL, Comcast, Exxon, General Motors, Nestlé, and Thomson Reuters, and our supporting underwriter Google, we're delighted you are able to join us. We’re also pleased to share advance reading materials from some of our presenting underwriters CH2M HILL, Comcast, and Thomson Reuters.

Event Date & Location

Wed, Nov 13, 2013 - 9:00am to Thu, Nov 14, 2013 - 12:30pm
555 Pennsylvania Ave NW
Washington, DC

Host Organization

The Atlantic

Event Guests

Areas of Expertise

Contact Information

Anne Montgomery