Inspired by The Atlantic's enduring partnership with the Aspen Ideas Festival, the third-annual Washington Ideas Forum gathers an audience of 600 people, including government officials, top business executives, global thought leaders, academics, and celebrities. It is the place to hear - and meet - the most prominent thinkers of our time.
This October 5 and 6, the Forum will once again bring the best and brightest to the table for debate, conversation, and idea-sharing.
Marc Ambinder is the White House correspondent for National Journal. He previously served as the politics editor, and is now a contributing editor, for The Atlantic, where he curated the influential Politics channel on TheAtlantic.com and contributed to the magazine. He was also a chief political consultant to CBS News.
Earlier, at NJ's Hotline, Ambinder was the founding editor of "Hotline On Call," a pathbreaking political news blog. He also worked as a producer and reporter for the ABC News Political Unit and was one of the founders of ABC's "The Note." Born in New York City, raised in Central Florida, Ambinder is a 2001 graduate of Harvard and lives in Washington, D.C.
Molly Ball is a staff writer covering U.S. politics at The Atlantic.
Margaret Carlson is a Bloomberg View columnist. A former White House correspondent for Time, she was also Time's first female columnist. She appeared on CNN's "Capital Gang" for 15 years.
Jonathan Karl was named ABC News' Chief White House Correspondent in December 2012. He regularly contributes to all broadcasts, including "Good Morning America," "World News Tonight with David Muir" and "Nightline." In addition, he reports for all of ABC's digital properties, including the popular political blog "The Note" and hosts a weekly digital show for ABC News/Yahoo! News.
Juan Williams is an Emmy Award-winning writer, radio, and television correspondent.
Williams is currently serving as a senior national correspondent for National Public Radio. Prior to joining NPR, Williams spent 23 years working at the Washington Post as a columnist and White House correspondent. Author of "Enough: The Phony Leaders, Dead-End Movements, and Culture of Failure That Are Undermining Black America - and What We Can Do About It."