About the Event

Born in Narberth, PA, John W. Hickenlooper, Jr., has just completed his service as the 42nd Governor of Colorado. A graduate of Wesleyan University, Hickenlooper was Colorado’s governor from 2011 until the beginning of this year. Before coming governor, Hickenlooper was mayor of Denver from 2003 to 2011.

After a career as a geologist, Hickenlooper became an entrepreneur, cofounding the Wynkoop Brewing Company in Denver.

In recent months, in preparing to leave the governorship, Hickenlooper has formed a political action committee and told the press that it is more likely than not that he will become a candidate for the Democratic nomination in 2020. Of this potential, Time Magazine recently wrote, “If Democrats decide the best way to defeat Donald Trump in 2020 is to find his opposite, John Hickenlooper thinks he might be their man. The two-term governor of Colorado is a political moderate known for building bridges with Republicans to handle thorny issues like gun control and marijuana legalization.”

As it has in past presidential nominating cycles, the World Affairs Council of Philadelphia will be inviting many potential and announced candidates for president in 2020 to visit our podium and lay out their case for why they should be the 46th President of the United States.

About the Speaker

John Hickenlooper is an American politician, businessman, who served as the 42nd Governor of Colorado from 2011 to 2019. He is a member of the Democratic Party.

Event Options

• Program only: $20
• Program and lunch: $50

General Public
• Program only: $35
• Program and lunch: $65

Young Friends Members and Students
• Program only: $5

Important Information

Want to become a member or register using your company's corporate membership benefits? Call Margaret Keenan at 215-561-4700 ext. 222  or Nadirah Blackman ext. 221 to take advantage of Membership for discounted tickets to programs.

For the accommodation of special needs during events (e.g. hearing/vision impairments, dietary restrictions, wheelchair accessibility) please call Hayley Boyle at 215-561-4700 ext. 227 or Kristi Scogna ext. 235.