Food for Thought Luncheon

Wednesday, August 19
11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Walter E. Washington Convention Center
Ballroom, Third Level

Tickets are included in a full registration, spouse/guest or Wednesday day pass. Tickets can also be purchased for $25 per person in advance at the registration desk inthe Convention Center Lobby. Must present ticket for entry. If you arrive late, seating and/or meal service may no longer be available.

Featured Speaker Tom Wheeler | Keynote Presentation Alison Levine

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Tom Wheeler
FCC Chairman

Under his leadership, the FCC has had a strong focus on public safety communications, including 9-1-1 service and cybersecurity. Chairman Wheeler will discuss policy issues raised by the central role of public safety communications in the 21st century.

Keynote Presentation

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Team Captain, American Women’s Everest Expedition
On the Edge: The Art of High-Impact Leadership

Imagine yourself on the highest mountain in the world. You have to deal with the physiological effects of extreme altitude — along with bone-chilling temperatures, battering winds, and a climbing team that’s counting on all of its members to make smart decisions. There’s simply no room for poor judgment — one mistake or misstep can result in an “unrecoverable error.” In any situation where lives on are the line or the stakes are exceptionally high — there’s no better training ground for leaders than settings where people are pushed beyond their perceived limits.

Drawing on her experience as team captain of the first American Women’s Everest Expedition, Alison Levine makes a compelling case that the leadership principles that apply in the world of extreme adventure also apply to today’s rigorously competitive business environments.

See Alison Levine on CBS This Morning


  • Agency Program Certifications (formerly P33)
  • Chapter Growth Number Membership Award
  • Chapter Growth Percentage Membership Award
  • Membership Density Award


Chopped Romaine Lettuce with Mustard Tarragon Vinaigrette Dressing, Garlic Herb Croutons and Parmesan Cheese
Rosemary Roasted Breast of Chicken with Feta Cheese & Garlic Parsley Sauce
Twice Baked Potato
Julienne Vegetables
Hearth Baked Bread Rolls
Carrot Cake with cream cheese frosting
Iced Tea, Ice Water, Freshly Brewed Coffee, Decaffeinated, Hot Tea