Dialogues

This year we've reimagined the dialogue pillar of By The People to include two major categories: panel discussions on the future of major sectors like transportation, sports and entertainment, and food, and artist talks.

By The People x WeDC House

By The People x WeDC House is a series of illuminating and thought-provoking dialogues envisioning the future of Washington, DC and the world. Panelists with broad expertise in food, transportation, and sports/entertainment will answer questions about the ideas, innovations, and strategies that will define these sectors. The panel discussions will be followed by a future world happy hour and dance party on Eaton DC's rooftop!

Join us as panelists explore questions like:
Are there steps we need to take today in order to realize a future that benefits all of society?
What technologies will provide the most equitable and sustainable solutions?

How is Washington, DC positioning itself now to be a city of the future and an example for the world?

Due to limited capacity, registration is required for this free event.

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Event Details
Thursday, June 20
Panel discussions 2-5:30pm, happy hour and dance party 5:30-8:30pm
Eaton DC, 1201 K St. NW

Event Schedule
2:00-2:10: Welcome and Introduction to the dialogues - Keith Sellers, CEO, Washington DC Economic Partnership

2:10-3:10: Access, Justice and the Environment: The future of Food

  • Lauren Biel, Executive Director, DC Greens
  • Ahmad Ashkar, CEO, Hult Prize Foundation and Founder, Falafel, Inc.
  • Eric Kessler, James Beard Foundation and Founder, Arabella Advisors
  • Laura Hayes, Food Editor, Washington City Paper (moderator)

3:20-4:20: From Here to There: The Future of Transportation

  • Steven Taylor, Regional Director, Lyft
  • Ryan Kelly, Head of Marketing and Communications, Virgin Hyperloop
  • Karen Finney, CNN Contributor (moderator)

4:30-5:30: Games & Gigs: The Future of Sports & Entertainment

  • Zach Leonsis, Monumental Sports Network and Axiomatic
  • Mark Ein, Washington Kastles, Overwatch, Venturehouse Group
  • Erik Moses, President, DC XFL
  • Reese Waters, Host, Get Up DC!, WUSA9 (moderator)

5:30-8:30: Future world happy hour and dance party featuring local artists

Artist Talks

New for 2019, artist talks bring together art and dialogue, two pillars of By The People. Artists will discuss their careers and their festival installations.

Jonathan Rosen's artist talk at the Smithsonian's Arts + Industries Building will be first come first served, but due to the large size of the venue, no additional registration is required. Learn more about this event here

Stevie Famulari's artist talk at the Smithsonian's Arts + Industries Building will be first come first served, but due to the large size of the venue, no additional registration is required. Learn more about this event here.  

Artist and filmmaker Kahlil Joseph will be in conversation with Sheldon Scott. This event is free, but due to limited capacity, registration is required. Learn more about this event and register here

For Freedoms Founder Hank Willis Thomas will be in conversation with Rep. Eleanor Holmes Norton. This event is free, but due to limited capacity, registration is required. Learn more about this event and register here

Martha Jackson Jarvis' artist talk at the Smithsonian's Arts + Industries Building will be first come first served, but due to the large size of the venue, no additional registraton is required. Learn more about this event here

Rania Hassan's artist talk at the Smithsonian's Arts + Industries Building will be first come first served, but due to the large size of the venue, no additional registration is required. Learn more about this event here

Victor Ekpuk's artist talk at the Smithsonian's Arts + Industries Building will be first come first served, but due to the large size of the venue, no additional registration is required. Learn more about this event here