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Origins Project Events

The Origins Project hosts a variety of public and scholarly events throughout the year all over the world. From transdisciplinary symposia and international conferences to public debates and dialogues, and film, music and dance events, each foster discussion and stimulate new thinking.  Our research symposia involve established leaders in various fields as well as the best emerging young researchers, and follow these up, where possible with new collaborative research projects, white papers and journal articles.

All of our public events are filmed and provided publicly on our Origins Project YouTube channel online. Our scientific workshops are also filmed, with the intent of using videos and content for educational purposes, delivered through our growing global resource center, the Origins Project Education Portal.

Great Debates

Great Debates

The Origins Project Great Debates are our signature events. Guests join Director, Lawrence Krauss, to discuss several viewpoints on a theme of importance to the public in an exciting and interactive format. 

Dialogues

Dialogues

The Origins Project Dialogues are the newest addition to our events. Director, Lawrence Krauss, holds one-on-one in-depth conversations with the most interesting thinkers, artists, and public intellectuals in the world.

 

Other Events

Other Events

The Origins Project hosts a variety of different types of events for the public, as well as the scientific community. Learn more about how to get involved by checking out our Other Events.

Upcoming Events

  • Science and Adventure in Antarctica

  • Wednesday, December 2, 2015 - 8:00am
  • Join Lawrence Krauss for a 10-day cruise to Antarctica beginning on December 2, 2015. 10 days aboard the the beautiful Silver Explorer provides the perfect setting to explore questions ranging from the origin of the universe and life within it, to issues of climate change and our planet’s future as we discover one of the most exotic locations in the world, which also holds the key to these very questions.

Past Events

  • Haydn's THE CREATION

  • Wednesday, April 29, 2015 - 7:30pm
  • Join Lawrence Krauss and ASU’s Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts in welcoming a performance of Haydn's THE CREATION at Gammage Auditorium.

  • Chomsky and Krauss: An Origins Project Dialogue

  • Sunday, March 22, 2015 - 7:00pm
  • Join intellectual giant Noam Chomsky and Lawrence Krauss for an intimate evening of conversation at the Origins Project Dialogue. Science, Mind, and Politics will be a candid and unscripted conversation on contemporary issues on the nature of humanity, the power of science and the mind, and global social justice. This will make for a thought-provoking and controversial evening.

  • Sun Devil Giving Day!

  • Thursday, March 19, 2015 - 6:00pm
  • Make a charitable gift on March 19th and support the Origins Project at ASU. Invest in our mission of expanding knowledge, improving education, and raising public awareness on key issues concerning our origins -- who we are and where we come from.

  • Great Debate Extinctions: Tragedy to Opportunity

  • Saturday, February 7, 2015 - 8:00pm
  • Some say that we are in the midst of the 6th great extinction on Earth? Is this true? Join us as we explore the nature of extinction, from biology, and the great past extinctions, to culture, language, technology and the future of both our species and the Earth's biosphere, and ask whether, and to what extent extinction required for progress, and what we can do to preserve existing biodiversity on our planet.

  • Alda & Krauss: An Origins Project Dialogue

  • Thursday, January 15, 2015 - 7:00pm
  • Join stage and screen legend Alan Alda and Lawrence Krauss for an intimate evening of conversation for the inaugural Origins Project Dialogue. Science and Art: Long Lost Lovers will be a candid and unscripted conversation on the importance of scientific literacy and the role of science and creativity in our society. This will make for a thought-provoking and interesting night in the beautifully restored Orpheum Theatre in downtown Phoenix.

  • In Space and Time Google Hangout with Krauss

  • Thursday, June 19, 2014 - 6:00pm
  • In Space and Time with Dr. Lawrence Krauss will feature Eight’s “Nerd-in-Chief” Bob Beard as host and moderator with Origins Project director, Lawrence Krauss. Together Krauss and Beard will help bridge the gap between hard physics and soft science, providing viewers with a personal and in-depth scientific exploration of the hot topics of the day.

  • Galapagos Voyage 2014

  • Sunday, June 8, 2014 - 8:00pm
  • Galapagos: Darwin's Enchanted Islands will explore one of the world's natural treasures in an extraordinary private cruise hosted by experts in human origins and the origins of the universe. Reserve now for this high demand adventure!

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