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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 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. We hold one-on-one in-depth conversations with the most interesting thinkers, artists, and public intellectuals in the world.




See a list of our Origins Workshops

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

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Past Events

  • Dialogue: Alda & Krauss

  • 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.

  • Conversation: 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.

  • Cruise: 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!

  • Dinner: Origins Project 5th Anniversary Gala

  • Friday, April 4, 2014 - 6:30pm
  • Join Origins Project Director Lawrence Krauss and a host of top scientists and scholars for a celebratory dinner at the Desert Botanical Garden.

  • Night of the Open Door Ticket and Merchandise Drawing

  • Saturday, March 1, 2014 - 4:00pm
  • Arizona State University will host ASU's Night of the Open Door at Tempe Campus on Saturday, March 1, 2014. Join us to celebrate the sciences, engineering, humanities and the arts with ASU and Arizona families.

  • Lecture: A Cosmic Mystery Story Part 2

  • Thursday, February 20, 2014 - 7:30pm
  • Join the Origins Project director Lawrence Krauss for a second night of lectures on cosmic mysteries, the origins of the universe, and our future.

  • Lecture: A Cosmic Mystery Story Part 1

  • Wednesday, February 19, 2014 - 7:30pm
  • Join the Origins Project director Lawrence Krauss for an exciting series of lectures on cosmic mysteries, the origins of the universe, and our future.