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2021 Ideas Summit

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Erin O'Quinn

Chief of Staff, Congresswoman Kim Schrier, M.D.

Cedric Richmond

Senior Advisor to the President and Director of the White House Office of Public Engagement

Jamal Simmons

Political Analyst and Writer

Jeremy Hartman

VP of Venture Forward, GoDaddy

Jessica Milano

Southern Opportunity and Resilience Fund

Xiomara Peña

Vice President of Engagement, Small Business Majority

Jordan Harris

House Democratic Whip, Philadelphia, PA

Will Jawando

County Councilmember, Montgomery County, MD

Steve Clemons

Editor at Large, The Hill

Ben Allen

Senator, Los Angeles, CA

Steven Reed

Mayor, Montgomery, AL

Molly Gray

Lieutenant Governor, Vermont

Nima Kulkarni

Representative, Louisville, KY

Matt Meyer

County Executive, New Castle County, DE

Ron Nirenberg

Mayor, San Antonio, TX

Jake Soberal

Co-Founder + CEO, Bitwise Industries

David Kendall

Senior Fellow for Health and Fiscal Policy, Third Way

Doug Sosnik

Former Clinton White House Advisor

Lauren McLean

Mayor, Boise, ID

Jeremy Gray

Representative, Auburn, AL

Philip Gaskin

Vice President of Entrepreneurship, Kauffman Foundation

Ian Rosenblum

Deputy Assistant Secretary for Policy and Programs, U.S. Department of Education

Denise Forte

Interim CEO, The Education Trust

Tishaura Jones

Mayor, St. Louis, MO

Steve Benjamin

Mayor, Columbia, SC

Marilyn Strickland

U.S. Congresswoman (WA-10)

Chris Coons

U.S. Senator (DE)

Debbie Cox Bultan


Elena Parent

Senator, Atlanta, GA

Phillip Lovell

Vice President, Alliance for Excellent Education

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