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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. 



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

  • Amazon Cruise 2017

  • Saturday, December 30, 2017 - 8:00am
  • Save the date! Join Lawrence Krauss and Richard Dawkins for an enlightening 8-day cruise in the Amazon beginning December 30, 2017.

Past Events

  • DiChristina and Krauss: An Origins Project Dialogue

  • Friday, April 22, 2016 - 7:00pm
  • Join us for an evening with trailblazing science journalist and Scientific American editor-in-chief Mariette DiChristina and Origins Project director Lawrence Krauss for an enlightening evening on the role of science in our life.

  • Depp and Krauss: An Origins Project Dialogue

  • Saturday, March 12, 2016 - 7:00pm
  • Join Golden Globe winner and renowned actor, producer, author and musician Johnny Depp and Origins Project director Lawrence Krauss for An Origins Project Dialogue, Finding the Creativity in Madness.

  • Downs and Krauss: An Origins Project Dialogue

  • Tuesday, February 16, 2016 - 7:00pm
  • Join television legend and Emmy Award winner Hugh Downs and Origins Project director Lawrence Krauss for An Origins Project Dialogue, Seventy Years of Life on TV: Politics, Religion, Sex and Science.

  • Einstein's Legacy, Celebrating 100 Years of General Relativity: An Origins Project Panel

  • Friday, January 22, 2016 - 7:00pm
  • 100 years ago, Albert Einstein forever changed our view of space, time, and the cosmos. Join some of the world's top experts for the culmination of a year long centenary celebration of Albert Einstein's developments of the theory of general relativity. Einstein himself would be amazed at what has transpired over the last century, from black holes to an accelerating universe!

  • 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.

  • Singer and Krauss: An Origins Project Dialogue

  • Friday, October 16, 2015 - 7:00pm
  • World renowned moral philosopher Peter Singer and Lawrence Krauss to discuss animal liberation to dying with dignity, food, global poverty and effective altruism in a candid and unscripted conversation on ethics for the 21st century.

  • Origins Project Panel on Evolving Ethics: Food, Sex & Death

  • Friday, October 16, 2015 - 12:00pm
  • Join The Origins Project for an exciting panel on ethics with an esteemed group of scholars and philosophers. This Origins Project Panel on Evolving Ethics: Food, Sex & Death will feature Peter Singer, Ira W.

  • 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.