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About (2014 National Government Ethics Summit)

September 1, 2014

In September 2014, the U.S. Office of Government Ethics (OGE) successfully completed an exciting new venture to deliver the highest quality training in an entirely different way, one that charged the ethics program with a new level of energy: the National Government Ethics Summit. The Summit was a series of events in the Washington, D.C. area that brought together leaders from the executive branch ethics community, representatives from the legislative and judicial branches, members of the press, advocates from good government groups, noted thinkers from academia, and officials from state and local governments.

The month-long series of events spanned seven nonconsecutive days of live sessions throughout September 2014. We streamed a number of the live sessions, as well as provided several virtual-only events. All virtual content was available for viewing by the general public.

As you can see, the numbers tell a story of success: 

  • 108 in-person sessions, 16 of which OGE also broadcast by live-streaming video
  • 10 "virtual-only" sessions
  • 125 hours of in-person professional development


  • Cost of presenting the Summit, excluding salaries: approximately $10,000
  • Fee to attend the Summit in person: $23
  • Fee to view the Summit online: $0

In-Person Participation:


  • Forum Day 1: 316 participants
  • Forum Day 2: 301 participants
  • Forum Day 3: 290 participants
  • Financial Disclosure Invitational Workshop: 58 participants
  • Small Agency Invitational Day: 100 participants
  • Mid-Size Agency Invitational Day: 104 participants
  • Large Agency Invitational Day: 173 participants

Online Participation:

  • Forum days: 2,529 unique views
  • "Virtual-only" events: 1,703 unique views
  • All live-streamed events combined: 4,232 unique views


  • Total number of presenters: 142
  • Presenters included the following: executive branch ethics officials; a Member of Congress; legislative and judicial branch ethics officials; former White House attorneys from 3 presidential administrations; auditors and investigators; enforcement officials from the Department of Justice and Offices of Inspector General; academics, nonprofits, and associations; representatives of good government groups and the media; experts in administrative law related to government travel, disciplinary actions, records systems, and release of information; electronic filing program officials; and Office of Special Counsel staff responsible for protecting whistleblowers and guarding against political activity

Thank You to Our Partners

This event was made possible through the generous support of our partners, who have graciously provided meeting space: the Federal Housing Finance Agency, the National Institute on Aging at the National Institutes of Health, the Department of Health and Human Services, the Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation, and the Transportation Security Administration.