Washington Ideas 2017 Roundtables

September 26 – 27, 2017
Washington, DC

September 26, 2017

Roundtable Lunch underwritten by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

The conversation examined whether the economics of higher education are sustainable and what alternative models might help secure its future.


September 27, 2017

Roundtable Breakfast underwritten by Allstate

The Atlantic delved into how civic stakeholders work together to drive positive change and foster community renewal.


September 27, 2017

Roundtable Breakfast underwritten by Pfizer

The breakfast discussion explored how government, industry and patient advocates can work together to ensure that medicine is available and affordable for more Americans.


September 27, 2017

Roundtable Dinner underwritten by Booz Allen Hamilton

The conversation probed how the business community can prepare for the technologies of the future and an increasingly automated world.

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Upcoming Events

  • Health Care

    The Big Story: How the Virus Won

    Atlantic staff writer Ed Yong has spoken with more than 100 experts since the early stages of the pandemic.

  • Thrive: The Children's Summit

    The children of today are facing a challenging world, one that is complicated by technology and threatened by forces outside their control.

  • The Atlantic Festival

    Expect to be challenged. Expect to be entertained. Expect the unexpected.