In 2013, Michelle was joined by the following:
- Tim Cook, the CEO of Apple
- Tracey Hepner, the wife of America's first openly gay military general, Brig. Gen. Tammy Smith
- John Kitzhaber, governor of Oregon
- Bobak Ferdowsi, NASA's "Mohawk Guy"
- Kaitlin Roig, a heroic first-grade teacher from Sandy Hook Elementary School
- Cleopatra Cowley-Pendleton and Nathaniel A. Pendleton Sr., the parents of a girl who was killed in Chicago gun violence shortly after performing at the inauguration
Gun violence and technology were among the issues reflected in the guest list.