Conversations Before Midnight

Bulletin Annual Gathering 2022

Conversations Before Midnight 2022 gathered over 500 international members of the Bulletin community. This virtual experience engaged table guests and experts in small-group discussions on topics of nuclear risk, climate change, disruptive technologies, and biosecurity. If you'd like to participate in next year's event and stay updated on all things related to the Bulletin, be sure to sign up for our newsletter.

Recordings of the evening are available below.


Ploughshares Fund president Emma Belcher in conversation with Bulletin editor-in-chief John Mecklin:

On-the-ground update with Ukrainian journalist Illia Ponomarenko in conversation with Bulletin board member Melissa Harris:


Welcoming remarks from Bulletin president & CEO Rachel Bronson:

Remarks from 2021 Rieser awardee Noah Mayhew:

Thank you! We are delighted to report that we exceeded the evening’s $10,000 match challenge by 130%, raising more than $23,000.

Support the Bulletin

Events like Conversations Before Midnight support the Bulletin’s vital mission of equipping the public, policymakers, and scientists with the information needed to reduce man-made threats to our existence, while at the same time elevating the role of science in the formation of public policy.

Thank you to our 2022 sponsors!


Lead sponsor:

Event sponsors:

Susan and Stephen Baird
John and Carol Balkcom
Alvin H Baum Family Fund
Kennette Benedict and Robert Michael
Rachel Bronson and John Matthews
The Crown Family
Mary Patricia Dougherty
Lee Francis and Michelle Gittler
Austin Hirsch and Beth Gomberg-Hirsch
Dave Kuhlman and Martha Esch
Ania Labno and Carl Rogers
Rob LoPrete and David Germaine
Donald Maclean
Bob and Ellie Meyers
Rajashree Mungi and Dimple Shah
Steve Ramsey and Ann Jones
Bill and Eleanor Revelle
Lowell Sachnoff and Fay Clayton
University of Chicago Harris School of Public Policy
William Woodson/Stephanie Woodson