Join us for the 2019 PLAN Boulder County Annual Dinner

Dr. John Holdren, of Harvard University and former Obama science adviser and climate expert will deliver the keynote remarks “Meeting the Climate-Change Challenge: What We Know, What We Expect, What We Can Do.”

Wednesday, August 21, 2019
5:30 – 9:00 p.m.

Elks Lodge
3975 28th Street
Boulder, CO 80301
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Tickets are $75 each and proceeds support the work of PLAN Boulder County of responsible growth, environmental stewardship, and good governance.

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The Details

The People’s League for Action Now PLAN Boulder will start the important 2019 election season with its Annual Dinner with featured speaker Dr. John Holdren. Please join us at the Elks Club on Aug. 21, 2019 from 5:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. for dinner catered by Bridge House Community Table Kitchen and lively discussion on the issues facing Boulder and our world.

The Keynote

Dr. John P. Holdren is the Teresa and John Heinz Professor of Environmental Policy at the Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government, CoDirector of the School’s Science, Technology, and Public Policy program, Professor of Environmental Science and Policy in the Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences, and Faculty Affiliate in the Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Science. He is also Visiting Distinguished Professor at Tsinghua University in Beijing, China, and Senior Advisor to the President at the Woods Hole Research Center, a pre-eminent scientific think tank focused on the role of the terrestrial biosphere in global climate change. From January 2009 to January 2017, he was President Obama’s Science Advisor and Senate-confirmed Director of the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP), becoming the longest-serving Science Advisor to the President in the history of the position.

His responsibilities in his White House role included advising the President on all science and technology (S&T) issues bearing on the President’s agenda, including the role of S&T in economic competitiveness and job creation, biomedicine and public health, energy and climate change, the oceans and the Arctic, the Nation’s space program, and national and homeland security. He was also responsible for coordinating R&D strategy and budgets across the Executive Branch departments and agencies; overseeing interagency S&T programs, including the U.S. Global Change Research Program; developing initiatives in STEM education; advancing scientific integrity and openness in government; and representing the U.S. government in interactions with the U.S. and global science and engineering communities.

Dr. Holdren earned S.B. (1965) and S.M. (1966) degrees from M.I.T. and a Ph.D. (1970) from Stanford in aerospace engineering and theoretical plasma physics. He is a member of the U.S. National Academy of Sciences, the U.S. National Academy of Engineering, the American Philosophical Society, the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, the American Academy of Political and Social Science, and the Council on Foreign Relations. He is also a foreign member of both the Royal Society of London and the Indian National Academy of Engineering and a former President of the American Association for the Advancement of Science. His many other honors include one of the first MacArthur Prizes (1981), and the Volvo International Environment Prize (1993).

See you at the Elks on August 21!

TICKETS TO THIS EVENT ARE LIMITED. RESERVE YOUR SEATS NOW ON EventBrite at  To avoid the Eventbrite service fee, register through their web page and choose pay by check to PLAN-Boulder County.  The address to provide the check will be provided on check out.