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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.

 

Workshops

Workshops

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

  • Cruise: Amazon 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.

  • Excursion: Machu Picchu

  • Monday, December 25, 2017 - 8:00am
  • Explore this breathtaking world treasure on the eastern slopes of the Andes, which encompasses the upper Amazon basin with its rich diversity of flora and fauna. Don’t miss this once in a lifetime adventure with the Origins Project.

  • Origins Project Lecture: Dark Matters with Lawrence Krauss

  • Wednesday, November 1, 2017 - 5:30pm
  • In honor of Dark Matter Day, we invite ASU faculty, staff, and students to join Origins Project director Lawrence Krauss for a discussion of dark matter—its history and discovery, how it is detected, and all the exciting possibilities and implications as scientists discover more about this mysterious matter.

  • Film Screening of Salt and Fire & Origins Conversation with Werner Herzog and Jeffrey Sachs

  • Saturday, April 29, 2017 - 7:00pm
  • Join the Origins Project at ASU for an incredible weekend of climate-inspired films and conversations with the filmmakers and leading experts. This evening will begin at 7:00 pm with a screening of a new feature film, Salt and Fire, directed by Werner Herzog. Following the film with be an on-stage conversation with Herzog, Jeffrey Sachs and Lawrence Krauss.

  • Film Screening of Before the Flood & Origins Conversation with Fisher Stevens

  • Friday, April 28, 2017 - 7:00pm
  • Join the Origins Project at ASU for an incredible weekend of climate-inspired films and conversations with the filmmakers and leading experts. This evening will begin at 7:00 pm with a screening of a new feature film documentary, Before the Flood, followed by a Conversation with the film's director Fisher Stevens and Origins director Lawrence Krauss.

  • Affiliated Event: Managing Earth as a Planet

  • Thursday, April 27, 2017 - 7:00pm
  • The Origins Project at ASU and ASU Planetworks are proud to present a public discussion of how space exploration, planetary science and astrobiology inform our perspective of Earth as a planet, and how to manage it as an integrated planetary system.

  • Great Debate: The Future of Artificial Intelligence - Who's in Control?

  • Saturday, February 25, 2017 - 7:00pm
  • Will progress in Artificial Intelligence provide humanity with a boost of unprecedented strength to realize a better future, or could it present a threat to the very basis of human civilization? The future of AI is up for debate, in this Origins Great Debate.

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