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Class of 2016 Late Application Period Now Open!

The Institute of a Democratic Future will continue to accept applications for the Class of 2016 though this coming Sunday, November 15.  Our early application period closed on November 8th, but late applications are still possible. The late application fee is $40 and the details of our application can be found here. IDF is ... Read More »

Class of 2016 Early Application Period Now Open!

The Institute of a Democratic Future is accepting applications for the Class of 2016 starting September 22.  Our early application period begins on Sept. 22nd and continues through Sunday, November 15th.  The early application fee is $25 and the details of our application can be found here.  If you need a ... Read More »

IDF’s All-Class Reunion honoring Jason Bennett

Please join IDF at 6:30 pm on Thursday, September 17 for our first All-Class Reunion, where we will celebrate IDF and honor Jason Bennett for his nine years of service to IDF as our Executive Director.  The event will be at Surface Theory, located at 536 1st Ave South in Seattle. To ... Read More »

IDF Welcomes New Executive Director Liz Hall!

We are pleased to announce that the IDF Board has brought Liz Hall on board as our new Executive Director! Liz, who was a member of IDF’s Class of 2012, currently serves as Finance Director for Congressman (and IDF alum) Derek Kilmer’s campaign. As with Jason, Liz’s role with IDF will ... Read More »

3rd 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 Takes on Boston: Announcing Our 3rd Annual Extended Learning Trip


IDF launched its annual extended learning trip by visiting Las Vegas in 2013 and then continued it with a San Francisco trip in 2014. This year we’re venturing farther afield and confronting the demons of Super Bowl XLIX by travelling all the way to Boston. As with San Francisco and ... Read More »

IDF’s 6th Annual Trivia Night!


Gather your teams!  Prepare for Battle!  This is IDF’s Sixth Annual Trivia Night! Tuesday, April 14th 6 pm – 9 pm Sarajevo Restaurant & Lounge 2332 First Avenue | Seattle, WA 98121 This is our pre-Washington DC trip fundraiser for the class and every dollar raised goes directly into the expenses for ... Read More »

Join us as we kickoff the Class of 2015!


Please join the Institute for a Democratic Future as we kickoff the Class of 2015 at the beautiful home of Roger Nyhus.  We will have special guest speakers with Congressman Derek Kilmer, Senator Cyrus Habib and Senator Marko Liias this year and we’d love to have you join us. When:  Friday, ... Read More »

Missed the Early Application Deadline? Don’t Worry!


Did you miss the Early Application Deadline to apply for IDF’s Class of 2015? Don’t worry!  We have entered our Late Application Period for one more week. We understand many of you may be coming off of a grueling campaign or might be waiting on that great letter of recommendation. ... Read More »

Early Application Period Ends in One Week (Nov 10th)


The Early Application Period for the Class of 2015 ends in one week on Monday, November 10th.  There is still time to take advantage of the lower application fee of $25 before we extend into our Late Application Period. Then, the application fee jumps up to $40.  If you know a ... Read More »