Date May 16, 2014
Time06:30 pm
Venue Lincoln Theatre
Address 1215 U Street NW
Washington, DC
Country United States

After Challenge Festival’s five full days of dynamic panels, riveting startup competitions, and classy galas, we’re excited to announce our headline speakers for Keynote Night on Friday, May 16th at the Lincoln Theatre!


We’re thrilled to be joined by:

  • Washington, D.C. MAYOR VINCENT GRAY: fireside chat with 1776 cofounder Donna Harris exploring Mayor Gray’s legacy of building the tech sector in DC and musings on what the future might hold.
  • STEVE CASE: interviewed by Bloomberg Reporter Megan Hughes, Case will discuss the explosion of innovation,  entrepreneurship across the world, and what the next decade holds.
  • Dr. ERIC TOPOL: interviewed by Dr. Darshak Sanghavi from the Brookings Institution, Dr. Topol will discuss the future of healthcare and the role technology will play in transforming our personal health and institutional medicine.
  • ALEX LASKEY: interviewed by 1776 cofounder Evan Burfield, Alex Laskey will discuss his story, as the founder and president of Opower, of taking his company from startup to IPO in the energy industry.

Taking place at the Lincoln Theatre, the keynote event will be one you cannot miss. Doors will open at 6:00 pm and the program will start at 7:00 pm. We hope to see you at this beautiful, historic Washington, D.C., venue where you’ll learn about the future of technology around the world and especially, right here in Washington, DC.