BDPA Reception | 2009 Inaugural Committee

Community Leadership & Technology Inaugural Reception

Smithsonian Institute
Anacostia Community Museum

January 20th, 2009  5-8PM
1901 Fort Place, SE, Washington, D.C. 20020

BDPADC will host BDPA's Community Leaders & Technology  Inaugural Reception at the Smithsonian Institute's Anacostia Community Museum, early Tuesday  evening, January 20, 2009, from 5 pm to 8 pm. BDPA's celebrations include the inauguration of President Barack Obama and America's First Family of African descent. BDPA also will applaud technological paradigm shifts and community advances influencing our culture.  Order tickets (depending upon availability.)


  • 5:00pm, Smithsonian doors open for BDPA's Reception

  • 6:00pm, Opening Remarks (National BDPA President, BDPA Founder, or Executive Director)

  • 6:15pm, a formal toast to the 'President of The United States and the First Family'

  • 6:30pm, Closing Remarks (BDPA's Host Chapter President)

  • 6:35pm, Official BDPA Photographs taken for the White House (All Attendees)

  • 6:45pm, guests attending other Inaugural Balls, Galas, or related events begin departing

  • 7:00pm, vehicular bridge traffic across rivers back into the District of Columbia resumes

  • 8:00pm, BDPA's Reception adjourns

Throughout the reception, guests may record their congratulatory remarks for President and Mrs. Obama. This early-evening event was planned outside of restricted downtown areas such as The Mall and Capitol Hill. Most travel restrictions into the District and other Inaugural events later in the evening will be lifted on or shortly after  7pm that evening.

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