National Review Institute’s 2019 Ideas Summit

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National Review Institute’s 2019 Ideas Summit will be held at the Mandarin Oriental in Washington, D.C., on March 28 and 29. In the spirit of William F. Buckley Jr., participants will diagnose the country’s current challenges and proffer practical solutions for building bridges, sparking productive conversations, and forging a path forward for conservatism.

National Review Institute’s 2019 Ideas Summit
March 28th and 29th*
The Mandarin Oriental | Washington, D.C.

Registration will begin at 12:30 pm on Thursday, and the program will conclude by 3:30 pm on Friday.

*Add-on programming for 1955 Society Members and Regional Fellowship Alumni
will take place the evening of March 29th and the morning of March 30th.


United States Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo
United States Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos

Joining Public Officials:

Congressman Dan Crenshaw
Kevin Hassett, Council of Economic Advisers
Brooke Rollins, Office of American Innovation
Senator Marco Rubio

Public Intellectuals & National Review Talent:

Tammy Bruce · Robert Bryce · The Hon. James L.  Buckley  · Michael Brendan Dougherty
Tucker Carlson · Adam Carolla · Matthew Continetti · Charles C. W. Cooke
Harmeet Dhillon · Lee Edwards · Neal Freeman · David French · Jonah Goldberg
Leonard Leo · Kathryn Jean Lopez · Richard Lowry · Andrew C. McCarthy · Jay Nordlinger
John O’Sullivan · Ramesh Ponnuru  · Reihan Salam · Mike Sommers
Luke Thompson · Kevin D. Williamson · John Yoo

Speaking on:

The Buckley Legacy · Immigration and Assimilation · The New Socialism
The Role of the U.S. in the World  · The Constitutional Order
Free Speech on College Campuses · American Innovation
An Economy That Works · Opportunities for All · Education · Populism and the Right
How to Think About Nationalism · The Natural Gas Revolution · Federalism

Ticket Information

Single tickets are $500 and includes access to the full two day conference and the Whittaker Chambers Award Dinner. We are also pleased to offer special discounted rates for government/non-profit employees, alumni and participants of our Regional Fellowship Program (classes 2014-present), and students. For student registration, please click here.

Sponsorship Information

Please click here to view details regarding sponsorship opportunities for the 2019 Ideas Summit. Please know that by sponsoring the summit, you will support the NR mission. To make a pledge or inquire about sponsorships, please contact Alexandra Rosenberg, NRI Member and Events Manager, by email ( [email protected]) or by phone (212.849.2858).

Presenting Sponsor (3 available): $125,000
Technology Partner (2 available): $50,000
Friday 1955 Society Dinner at Mount Vernon: $40,000

Sections available for Sponsorships: $20,000
• Thursday Coffee Station
• Thursday Cocktail Reception
• Thursday Dinner Wine
• Thursday Night Owl
• Friday Breakfast Buffet
• Friday Coffee Station
• Friday Lunch
• Saturday 1955 Society Breakfast

Whittaker Chambers Award Dinner Sponsorships
• Gold – full table of ten$10,000
• Silver – half table of five: $5,000

Add-On Programs — 1955 Society & Regional Fellows

Current Full Members of the 1955 Society will be invited to join us for a special dinner and program at Mount Vernon, Friday, March 29 and a private, interactive breakfast with NRI/NR leadership at the Mandarin on Saturday, March 30.

Current participants and alumni of NRI’s Regional Fellowship Program will be invited to a special happy hour Friday, March 29 and a Regional Fellowship-style breakfast session on Friday, March 30. On Saturday, March 30 we are planning an excursion for fellows — more details to come.

History and Highlights

To learn more about the history of NRI’s Ideas Summits, please click here.

To view highlights from the 2017 Summit, please click here.


Thursday, March 28, 2019 12:30 PM to Friday, March 29, 2019 3:30PM

Mandarin Oriental Hotel

Phone: (202) 554-8588
1330 Maryland Ave, SW
Washington, D.C.


Note the discounted non-profit/government ticket price. Student tickets are $100.

National Review Institute is a non-profit, 501(c)(3), journalistic think tank, established to advance the conservative principles William F. Buckley Jr. championed, and complement the mission of National Review magazine by supporting and promoting NR’s best talent. All contributions to it are deductible for income, gift, and estate tax purposes. EIN# 13-3649537


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Mar 28 - 29 2019


12:30 pm - 3:30 pm

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