Community starts with a common set of facts. When dishonesty and disinformation have the power to undermine our confidence in the simplest shared truths, how do we sustain the individual trust that underlies a healthy society? Our world needs people who fearlessly pursue and assert facts.

Join us for an evening of delicious food, inspiring ideas, and a special conversation with former US Attorney Preet Bharara. Come together with your Town Hall community to honor the importance of truth and the people who declare it.

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Our Cause

Most Town Hall-produced events are just $5 and free to youth 22 and under—with free recordings available in our online media library. For nearly 20 years, your support at Town Hall’s annual gala has kept our organization’s promise of broad community access to ideas and inspiration. Thank you for helping to keep Town Hall accessible!

A portion of your dinner ticket supports Town Hall and its programming, and is considered a charitable contribution.

The Evening

5:30PM—Cocktail Hour
Hors d’oeuvres, beverages, games, and conversation in the second floor’s Gallery, Lounge, and Reading Room.View Menu

6:30PM—Dinner & Truth-Telling
Enjoy a meal prepared by John Sundstrom of Lark, and raise your glass and your paddle in the Forum. Plus, a unique program featuring a special conversation with former US Attorney Preet Bharara. View Menu

9PM—Preet Bharara “Doing Justice” public program. 
A special public event benefiting Town Hall. Outspoken former U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara joins us for a timely conversation on crime, punishment, and the rule of law in America.

Featured Speakers

Preet Bharara was sworn in as U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York on August 13, 2009. Bharara’s office closed numerous multibillion dollar hedge funds for financial misconduct, and oversaw the prosecution of nearly 100 Wall Street executives for insider trading and other offenses. On March 11, 2017, Bharara was fired after he refused to follow Attorney General Jeff Sessions’s request to resign. Shortly thereafter, Bharara joined the New York University School of Law faculty as a Distinguished Scholar in Residence.

Blaise Agüera y Arcas is a software architect and principal scientist at Google, where he works extensively on neural nets for machine perception and distributed learning, assessing maps of connections within the human brain.

John Osebold is a writer and songwriter best known for his work with the sketch group The Habit, his performances with the band Awesome, and the free albums he has released every December since 2004.

Mónica Guzmán is a digital life columnist and community strategist committed to understanding technology so we can understand ourselves. Her columns appear in The Seattle Times and the Northwest tech news site GeekWire.

Event Sponsors

If you’re interested in sponsoring the gala or buying a corporate table, please contact Kate Nagle-Caraluzzo, Development Director, by email or phone 206-457-2509.

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