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IDF Heads to the City of Angels

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Join IDF as we travel to Los Angeles for our fifth annual extended learning trip. We will learn about politics in Southern California, L.A’s intersectional housing/immigrant/economic justice movements, the growth of L.A.s transit system over the last 30 years, the entertainment industry and more. Many have opinions about LA, few ... Read More »

IDF 20th Anniversary Party

Our 20th Anniversary Party is coming up on the evening of Saturday, June 17th: Viktoria Apartments Roof 1915 2nd Ave Seattle, WA 98101 Cocktail Attire Saturday, June 17th @ 6pm The class of 2017 is the 20th IDF class, and we hope you’ll join us to celebrate this milestone! RSVP on ... Read More »

8th Annual IDF Trivia Night


Our 8th Annual Trivia Night is coming up on Wednesday, April 26 at the Park Pub (6114 Phinney Ave. N. in Seattle). Doors at 5:30; trivia starts at 6ish. Purchase tickets here; you can have a team of up to six. Each member of the winning team gets a free night ... Read More »

IDF Class of 2017 Kickoff


Please join the Institute for a Democratic Future as we kickoff the Class of 2017 at Rooftop Brewing Company. Special guest speakers and entertainment to be announced (Shirtless Centurions? Stay tuned!) When: Friday, January 6th Time: 7 pm until 10 pm Location: Rooftop Brewing Company (1220 W Nickerson St, Seattle, ... Read More »

2018 Weekend Dates and Summaries

This is the currently planned schedule for the IDF Class of 2018. Programming will be finalized closer to the dates. The topics listed below are representative of past programming and subject to change based on speaker availability. Final schedules will be emailed to the class about one week prior to the session. IDF program ... Read More »

Applications for the Class of 2018 Are Open!

The Institute of a Democratic Future (IDF) is now accepting applications for the Class of 2018.  Our early application period begins on October 1 and continues through Sunday, November 5.  The early application fee is $35.  If you need a few extra days to pull your application materials together, we have an extended ... Read More »

4th Annual IDF Speed Mentoring and Resume Workshop

IDF Speed mentoring

IDF will be offering another one of its all-ages, open-to-public events: Our 2nd Annual IDF Speed Mentoring and Resume Workshop. Anyone can attend (although space is limited, so please register today). Attendees for Speed Mentoring will select three (3) mentor sessions from 10-15 speakers available.  Each mentor session is 20 minutes ... Read More »

IDF Heads to the Mile High City


Join IDF as we travel to Denver for our fourth annual extended learning trip. We will learn about politics in the Mountain West, purple states, Colorado’s approach to marijuana legalization, conservation and more. Much like Boston, Denver is both the capital and the largest city in the state which will ... Read More »

Welcome Class of 2016!

We are thrilled to announce the new Class of 2016! After months of recruitment, interviews and selection discussions, we have selected an extraordinarily talented pool of 32 fellows for the upcoming year. We’re excited to get started.  Below is a link to their biographies. Welcome aboard, Class of 2016! Read More »

Applications for IDF’s Class of 2016 Now Closed

The application period for IDF’s Class of 2016 is now closed. Check back next September for information on applying to IDF’s Class of 2017! Read More »