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8:00 - 8:50 am

Networking Breakfast

Willard Hotel Crystal & Willard Rooms

8:50 - 9:00 am

Opening Drawing

Willard Hotel Ballroom

Must be present to win.

  • Welcome: Anita McBride, Chair, Presidential Sites Summit Committee, Member of the Board of Directors, The White House Historical Association, and Chief of Staff to First Lady Laura Bush

9:00 – 10:45 am 

General Session

Willard Hotel Ballroom

Presidential History and Memory: Negotiating Narratives across Time and Space

  • Introduction: John F.W. Rogers, Vice Chairman of the Board of Directors, The White House Historical Association
  • Moderator: Susan Swain, Co-CEO of C-SPAN
  • Barbara Perry, Historian, Miller Center, University of Virginia 
  • Jeffrey Engel, Director, Center for Presidential History, Southern Methodist University
  • Richard Norton Smith, American Historian and Author
  • Jeffrey Rosen, President and CEO, National Constitution Center 
  • Cokie Roberts, Journalist, ABC and NPR
  • Mark Updegrove, President and CEO, LBJ Foundation

11:00 am – 12:15 pm

General Session 

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Fostering Leadership through Education Technology 

  • Introduction: Cathy Gorn, Member of the Board of Directors, The White House Historical Association and Executive Director, National History Day
  • Moderator: Valerie Strauss, Education Journalist, The Washington Post
  • Cathy Gorn, Member of the Board of Directors, The White House Historical Association and Executive Director, National History Day
  • Jaya Kaveeshwar, Senior Advisor, National Museum of American History 
  • Monica Gray Logothetis, CEO, DreamWakers
  • Janet Tran, Director of Learning and Leadership, The Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation and Institute

12:30 - 2:00 pm

Lunch

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Willard Hotel Willard Room  

  • Welcome: Bob McGee, Member of the Board of Directors, The White House Historical Association
  • Speakers: A conversation with Stewart McLaurin, President, The White House Historical Association; Mark Updegrove, President and CEO, LBJ Foundation; and Anita McBride, Chair, Presidential Sites Summit Committee, Member of the Board of Directors, The White House Historical Association, and Chief of Staff to First Lady Laura Bush

Willard Hotel Crystal Room

  • Welcome: Ann Stock, Member of the Board of Directors, The White House Historical Association, and Social Secretary, William J. Clinton Administration
  • Speaker: Chef Roland Mesnier, Former White House Executive Pastry Chef and Author

2:15 – 4:00 pm

General Session

Willard Hotel Ballroom

Digitization & Technology

  • Introduction: Curtis Sandberg, Senior Vice President of Educational Resources and Director of the David M. Rubenstein National Center for White House History at The White House Historical Association 
    • Panel A:
      • Conversation with Teresa Carlson, Vice President of Worldwide Public Sector, Amazon Web Services, Daniel Fisher, Special Assistant to the President, Director of the White House Visitors Office, and Stewart McLaurin, President, The White House Historical Association
    • Panel B:
      • Moderator: Mike Davis, Business Development Manager, Amazon Web Services
      • Joan Bacharach, Senior Museum Curator, National Park Service
      • Abigail Potter, Digital Project Manager, Nationals Digital Initiatives Division, Library of Congress
      • Stephanie Tuszynski, Amazon Web Services Director of the Digital Library, The White House Historical Association 
      • Carrie Villar, Associate Director of Museum Collections, National Trust for Historic Preservation
      • Andrew Wilson, Director of Digital Engagement, National Archives and Records Administration
      • Diane Zorich, Director, Digitization Program Office, Smithsonian Institution

6:30 - 8:30 pm

Back to the White House at The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts

Buses depart from the Willard Hotel at 5:30 pm

Opening: Frederick J. Ryan Jr., Chairman, Board of Directors, The White House Historical Association

Welcome: Deborah Rutter, President, The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts

Video Greeting: Dee Dee Myers, Executive Vice President, Worldwide Corporate Communications and Public Affairs, Warner Bros. Entertainment and, Press Secretary, William J. Clinton Administration

White House Visitor Center Film: Donna Lawrence Productions

The Stories of Presidential Descendants

  • Introduction: Mark Updegrove, President and CEO, LBJ Foundation
  • Moderator: David M. Rubenstein, Co-Executive Chairman, The Carlyle Group
  • Susan Ford Bales, Daughter of President Gerald R. Ford
  • Clifton Truman Daniel, Grandson of President Harry S. Truman
  • Massee McKinley, Descendant of Presidents William McKinley and Grover Cleveland
  • Lynda Johnson Robb, Daughter of President Lyndon B. Johnson
  • Tweed Roosevelt, Great-grandson of President Theodore Roosevelt 

The White House Behind the Camera

  • Introduction: Anita McBride, Chair, Presidential Sites Summit Committee, Member of the Board of Directors, The White House Historical Association, and Chief of Staff to First Lady Laura Bush
  • Moderator: David M. Rubenstein, Co-Executive Chairman, The Carlyle Group
  • Adan Canto, Actor, Designated Survivor
  • Tammy Haddad, President & CEO, Haddad Media, Consultant for HBO and political filmmakers
  • Mack McLarty, Chairman, McLarty Associates, Consultant, Designated Survivor, White House Down, and many others. Chief of Staff, William J. Clinton Administration
  • Capricia Marshall, Consultant, House of Cards, and Social Secretary, William J. Clinton Administration
  • Kirk Saduski, Documentarian and Producer and Executive, Playtone
  • Jamie Vanderbilt, Writer, Director, Producer and Screenwriter, and producer of White House Down

Closing RemarksStewart D. McLaurin, President, The White House Historical Association

Schedule Subject to Change