2017 Ideas Summit


Mandarin Oriental, Washington, D.C. | March 16 and March 17

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2017 Ideas Summit C-Span Coverage: March 17, 2017

Jim Geraghty interviews Kellyanne Conway on all things political.
Reihan Salam moderates a panel on immigration reform featuring Mark Krikorian, Heather MacDonald, and Kristie De Pena.
Kevin Williamson interviews EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt on regulatory reform.
Kathryn Lopez engages Mollie Hemingway and Andrew Klavan in a terrific discussion of Hollywood and Popular Culture.
Rich Lowry and Speaker Paul Ryan discuss health-care reform and more.
Yuval Levin discussing health-care reform with HHS Secretary Dr. Tom Price.
Kevin Williamson, J.D. Vance, and David French discuss conservatism and the class divide.
Rich Lowry has a conversation with Charles Krauthammer

2017 Ideas Summit Agenda

12:30 pm Registration Opens
1:30 pm Rich LowryNational Review Welcome/Opening Address
  The Way Ahead
Heather Higgins, Independent Women’s Voice
Ramesh Ponnuru, National Review, National Review Institute
Henry Olsen, Ethics & Public Policy Center
Peter Wehner,  Ethics & Public Policy Center
  Conversation with Gov. Doug Ducey and Jay Nordlinger, National Review/National Review Institute
  The Role of the U.S. in the World
Michael Auslin, AEI 
Sebastian Gorka, The White House
Andrew C. McCarthy, National Review/National Review Institute
John O’Sullivan, National Review/National Review Institute
  Conversation with Sen. Tom Cotton
and Mona Charen, Ethics and Public Policy Center/National Review
  Economics in an Age of Populism
Ed Conard, American Enterprise Institute
Larry Kudlow, CNBC
Michael Lind, New America
Veronique de Rugy, The Mercatus Center at George Mason University
Stephen Miller, The White House
6:00 pm Cocktail Reception
7:00 pm The Inaugural Whittaker Chambers Award Dinner, honoring Daniel Hannan for his role in Brexit
  Monsignor Charles Pope
Lindsay Young Craig
, National Review Institute
John O’Sullivan, National Review/National Review Institute
9:00 pm Night Owl: Uncommon Knowledge taping
  Carly Fiorina, Former Chairman and CEO of Hewlett-Packard
Michael Franc, Hoover Institution
6:30 am Sunrise Yoga
  Jog to the Jefferson Memorial
7:30 am Breakfast/Registration
8:15 am Morning Welcome
8:20 am Conversation with Kellyanne Conway and Jim GeraghtyNational Review
  Getting Right on Immigration
Kristie De Peña, Niskanen Center
Mark Krikorian, Center for Immigration Studies
Heather Mac Donald, Manhattan Institute
Reihan Salam, National Review/National Review Institute
  Conversation with EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt and Kevin D. Williamson, National Review/National Review Institute
  Hollywood and Popular Culture
Mollie Hemingway, The Federalist
Andrew Klavan
Kathryn Jean Lopez, National Review/National Review Institute
11:10am  Conversation with Speaker Paul Ryan and Rich Lowry, National Review
12:15pm Luncheon Feature: Conversation with HHS Secretary Tom Price and Yuval LevinNational Affairs
  Conservatism and the Class Divide
David French, National Review/National Review Institute
J.D. Vance, Author, Hillbilly Elegy
Kevin D. Williamson, National Review/National Review Institute
  Conversation with Dr. Charles Krauthammer and Rich LowryNational Review
Concludes at 3:00pm


Peter J. Travers
Special Gift 

Karen Wright
Digital Infrastructure

John Catsimatidis
Whittaker Chambers Award Dinner

Friday Lunch

Robert F. Agostinelli Foundation
1955 Society Mt. Vernon Dinner

Wine and Bar

Cocktail Reception 

Dale and Wendy Brott
1955 Society Breakfast

Premium Whittaker Chambers Dinner Package Sponsors

Allen Sidor
L. Stanton Towne
Randy Kendrick

Premium Ticket Package Sponsors

William Hoskins

Cigars for Night Owl


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