White House Correspondents' Dinner Weekend

White House Correspondents' Dinner Weekend

April 29 – 30, 2011
Washington, DC

Each year, The Atlantic hosts a weekend of events surrounding the White House Correspondents’ Dinner.  At this annual gathering, the President toasts (and roasts) the press corps that covers the White House, with Cabinet officials and members of Congress in attendance.  As Washington’s premier springtime social occasion, the dinner attracts business leaders, celebrities, journalists, and a full spectrum of political figures.

Weekend Schedule:

 KICK-OFF DINNER: FRIDAY NIGHT (April 29, 2011)
LOCATION: Home of David Bradley, Atlantic Media Company Chairman
AUDIENCE: 100+ Beltway leaders and prominent out-of-towners from the worlds of business, entertainment, academia, non-profits, and government
DETAILS: Cocktails and dinner with welcome from David Bradley and “Meal of a Lifetime” developed and presented by Atlantic Senior Editor Corby Kummer

EDITORIAL BRIEFING: SATURDAY (April 30, 2011)
LOCATION: Top Washington hotel or comparable location (2009 briefing held at the Mandarin Oriental)
AUDIENCE: 50 guests of Atlantic Media Company
DETAILS: Top Atlantic and National Journal editors and contributors—such as Ron Brownstein and James Bennet—provide an insiders’ update on current political dynamics and inside-the-Beltway conversation

PRE-DINNER COCKTAILS: SATURDAY EVENING (April 30, 2011)
LOCATION: Washington Hilton
AUDIENCE: 500 celebrity press, Washington notables, entertainment figures, and other Atlantic Media VIP guests
DETAILS: Cocktails and socializing prior to the dinner at the largest of the pre-dinner gatherings

WHITE HOUSE CORRESPONDENTS’ DINNER: SATURDAY NIGHT (April 30, 2011)
LOCATION: Washington Hilton
AUDIENCE: 2,000+ — including President and Mrs. Obama, Cabinet officials, Supreme Court justices, members of Congress, Hollywood celebrities, sports stars, and top media
DETAILS: Premier seating at Atlantic Media Company’s tables with executives, editors and other VIP attendees
 

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