Voices for a Sustainable World

Voices for a Sustainable World

The Wallace Stegner Lectures feature writers, thinkers and activists who explore important issues related to land, nature and conservation. Our 2020 season, “Voices for a Sustainable World,” will feature four leaders who have helped individuals understand environmental issues in unique ways and inspired communities to take action. Proceeds fund POST’s work to protect open space on the Peninsula and in the South Bay for the benefit of all.

Tickets are now on sale!

Tickets for each lecture are $43 for adults; a limited number of student tickets are available for $23. Buy tickets from the Mountain View Center for the Performing Arts online or by calling 650.903.6000. Please note: The subscription period for the 2020 season is now closed. 

February 18, 8:00 PM

Kevin Fedarko & Peter McBride

National Geographic Explorers

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March 17, 8:00 PM

Erin Brockovich

Environmentalist & Consumer Rights Activist 

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April 21, 8:00 PM

José Andrés

Chef, Restaurateur, Humanitarian

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Our Series Sponsor

Jean and Laurence W Bill Lane JrThe late Ambassador Laurence W. “Bill” Lane, Jr., and his wife, Jean, sponsored the Wallace Stegner Lectures from their inception in 1993. Jean passed away in the fall of 2017, surrounded by her family. She established the Bill and Jean Lane Endowment to provide for their annual lead sponsorship of this beloved lecture series. POST applauds Jean and Bill, whose unwavering support, energy and dedication enable us to bring you the lecture series again this year and into the future.

Speaker Sponsors




A special thank you to Fenwick & West for providing space for our annual subscriber reception.

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Our History

Wallace Stegner Lectures - POSTSince 1993, POST has hosted the Wallace Stegner Lectures in tribute to Wallace Stegner (1909-1993), a Pulitzer Prize-winning novelist, environmental leader and longtime Peninsula resident. Stegner was an ardent conservationist and Stanford University English professor who worked to preserve the Peninsula land he captured in his writing.

A longtime friend of POST, Stegner helped launch the lectures and was slated to host the first lecture series in 1993. Because he died before the series began, the lectures were named in his honor.

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