2017 Ideas Summit


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

To learn more about the history of NRI’s Ideas Summits, please click here.
To view highlights from the 2015 Summit, please click here.

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

THURSDAY, MARCH 16TH
12:30 pmRegistration Opens
1:30 pmRich Lowry, National 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 pmCocktail Reception
7:00 pmThe 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 pmNight Owl: Uncommon Knowledge taping
Carly Fiorina, Former Chairman and CEO of Hewlett-Packard
Michael Franc, Hoover Institution
FRIDAY, MARCH 17TH
6:30 amSunrise Yoga
Jog to the Jefferson Memorial
7:30 amBreakfast/Registration
8:15 amMorning Welcome
8:20 amConversation with Kellyanne Conway and Jim Geraghty, National 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
11:10amConversation with Speaker Paul Ryan and Rich Lowry, National Review
12:15pmLuncheon Feature: Conversation with HHS Secretary Tom Price and Yuval Levin, National 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 Lowry, National 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


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