2017 Past Events
On March 22, lawmakers and political analysts assessed President Trump’s first 50 days in office. They discussed policy priorities in a Republican-led Washington, where Democrats can front opposition or find common ground, and how Trump’s approach to the presidency is resonating in the Beltway and beyond.
On March 8, The Washington Post brought together industry experts and policymakers to examine what’s needed to modernize the nation’s transportation and energy infrastructure, and how different approaches may impact job creation.
On Feb. 24, The Washington Post's James Hohmann talked with Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker, who chairs the Republican Governors Association, about the role of state leaders in addressing national issues and shaping the agenda in Washington.
On Feb. 10, The Washington Post's James Hohmann talked with Sen. Chris Murphy (D-Conn.) about Democrats' policy priorities in a Republican-led Congress and working with the new administration.
2016 Past Events
On Dec. 16, The Washington Post's James Hohmann talked with former Republican Speaker of the House and Trump campaign surrogate Newt Gingrich about President-elect Trump's transition into the White House and what Washington might expect from the new administration and a Republican-controlled Congress. 
On Thursday, Dec. 15, Washington Post fashion critic Robin Givhan interviewed Diane von Furstenberg about her career spanning more than four decades, the trends that are upending the fashion industry and how fashion bumps up against politics and culture. 
Secretary of Homeland Security Jeh Johnson and Washington Post columnist David Ignatius discussed the latest threats to U.S. national security, including election hacking, immigration and border control.
Rising costs and demand for better access to quality care are fueling calls to change the U.S. health-care system. On the campaign trail, Donald Trump pledged to repeal the Affordable Care Act but has since said he may keep some of the law’s provisions. As the U.S. awaits the Trump administration and the 115th Republican-led Congress, The Washington Post discussed the future of health care with government leaders, health-care experts and patient advocates.
Scientists, health-care innovators, patients and policymakers discussed advances in cancer detection and treatment. They examined how the U.S. health-care system is being shaped by a disease that touches the lives of millions, and provide new insights on the host of challenges cancer presents.
In partnership with Mic, The Washington Post brought together policymakers and legal experts to discuss the issues young people face in the American criminal justice system. They examined efforts to reform prosecution and sentencing, and highlighted programs around the country that aim to better support youth.
The California Republican discussed top policy priorities for the Republican-led 115th Congress and how GOP leadership hopes to work with President-elect Trump.
The Washington Post held a screening of "Miss Sloane" before it hits theaters December 9. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. for a cocktail reception. A discussion with film producer Kris Thykier moderated by Washington Post Chief Film Critic Ann Hornaday followed the film.
The Washington Post interviewed Veterans Affairs Sec. Robert McDonald about new developments at the V.A., and brought together young veterans to discuss their experiences in Iraq and Afghanistan and their post-war contributions to their jobs, families and communities.
Diplomats, former White House officials and Post opinion writers weighed in on the 2016 presidential election and its implications for party politics, the United States and the world.
James Hohmann interviewed Gary Johnson for 202 Live. They discussed the key issues driving this year's presidential election and what's possible for third-party candidates in America's electoral system.  
The Washington Post hosted a final debate pregame at the MGM Grand Las Vegas the night before the final 2016 presidential debate. Food, drinks and diversions were followed by onstage discussions with Post journalists, national political operatives and policymakers who discussed what to expect in the debate, the final weeks of the race and beyond.
Government leaders, business executives and security experts discussed and debated top cybersecurity priorities at the sixth annual summit.
Washington Post columnists and policy experts from the Cato Institute and Brookings Institution previewed the 2016 vice presidential debate and discussed key policy issues. 
Policymakers, urban strategists and industry innovators discussed and debated the tech advancements and policies that are shaping cities across the country.
The Daily 202’s James Hohmann spoke one-on-one with the Honorable Tom Vilsack. The former Iowa Governor gave his take on the debate, including how the candidates’ policies and personas are resonating with rural voters.
Educators and policymakers discussed innovative programs and policies aimed at addressing the nation’s technical skills gap and fostering computer science skills in students.
Director of National Intelligence James Clapper and Washington Post columnist David Ignatius discussed the latest global and domestic threats to U.S. national security. This the third program in a series featuring Ignatius in conversation with leaders in national security, intelligence and defense about what’s at stake for the world.
On Sept. 14, The Washington Post looked at advances in sciences and technology that are transforming medicine and examines innovations in finance and health care that could make treatments more affordable and accessible.
America’s criminal justice system is facing widespread calls for reform. On Sept. 13, policymakers, legal experts and activists will discuss efforts to improve policing and public safety, prisons and life for formerly incarcerated people. 
The Washington Post set up headquarters in Philadelphia’s Logan Square during the Democratic National Convention. Check out scenes and videos from our week of live events.
  • Jul 13, 2016
We were in the middle of the action on East 4th Street, a few steps away from Quicken Loans Arena. Check out scenes and videos from our week of live events.
  • Jul 13, 2016
On June 14, medical professionals, health practitioners and policymakers examined an evolving health-care system, including the push for more effective, patient-centered care and the implications of data and technology for patients, industry and regulation.
  • Jun 14, 2016
In a year voters are anxious and angry, Washington Post columnist David Ignatius will interview newsmakers in defense, intelligence and national security in live onstage conversations.
  • Jun 15, 2016
On May 18, in Washington, D.C., trailblazers in science, business, and technology explored breakthroughs in artificial intelligence, commercial space travel, education and health care. 
  • May 18, 2016