About the Event

Annual Dinner Table Setting

This November event combines the Bulletin’s signature evening celebration, the Annual Dinner, with an afternoon set of discussions, the Annual Meeting. Attendees have the opportunity to experience the full event or may choose to attend either the evening or the afternoon programming. Participants attending the full-day event may do so for a reduced-fee combined ticket.

Stay tuned for images from the 2019 Annual Dinner and Meeting.

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Annual Meeting


The Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists’ Annual Meeting is an opportunity for Bulletin stakeholders to engage with leading science and policy experts, civic leaders, and community advocates on the most important issues facing the planet. Attendees participate in small discussions on topics of nuclear risk, climate change, and disruptive technologies, led by members of the Bulletin’s Science and Security Board and other global experts.

A light lunch is served, after which attendees head to concurrent sessions chosen during the registration process. The Meeting precedes the Bulletin’s Annual Dinner and the Board’s private discussions to set the iconic Doomsday Clock.




The reception of cocktails and hors d’œuvres, following the Annual Meeting and preceding the Annual Dinner, is a time when registrants from day and evening programs can mingle and converse with colleagues, friends, and the Bulletin's leadership.

Annual Dinner


The Bulletin's Annual Dinner is a signature event supported by the philanthropic and corporate communities and attended by civic, scientific, and academic leaders from all over the world. The Annual Dinner features keynote speakers who are cutting-edge experts on topics of nuclear risk, climate change, and disruptive technologies. The evening also recognizes individuals who make major contributions in the fields of journalism, science, advocacy, and art to create a healthier, safer planet.



Scenes from the 2018 Annual Dinner

Dr. Yangyang Cheng, the Bulletin's 2017 Rieser Award recipient, brought down the house at this year's Annual Dinner. Read her essay, "Let science be science again."

California Governor Jerry Brown is the Bulletin's new executive chair. His stirring call to action at the Annual Dinner brought the audience to its feet. Read an interview with Governor Brown about why he's joining the Bulletin.

A discussion with former Secretary of Defense and chair of the Bulletin's Board of Sponsors William Perry, Ambassador Joseph Yun, and Bulletin president and CEO Rachel Bronson explored nuclear risk on the Korean Peninsula, the INF Treaty, and US/Russia relations.

2019 Event Details

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