Insiders Briefing: ID Goes International

13th Annual Insiders Briefing
Upcoming Event August 10, 2017 - August 13, 2017 Calgary, AB, CANADA

For over twenty years the Center for Science and Culture has changed the landscape of the evolution debate in the US. Now, in 2017, we are celebrating the fact that intelligent design has gone international, with Fellows and researchers hailing from Europe, the UK, Australia, the Middle East, and South America.

What a better way to celebrate than to take our Insiders Briefing to a unique international destination?

From the metropolitan elegance of the Fairmont Palliser Hotel in Calgary, to the otherworldly landscape of Drumheller's Badlands and the majestic beauty of Banff and the Canadian Rockies, participants will experience a taste of all Alberta has to offer.

(Download detailed schedule)

Thursday, August 10
6:30-9:00 pm - Opening Dinner, Preview of Weekend, and lecture by Stephen Meyer

Friday, August 11
8:30 am-2:30 pm - Daytime sessions with Günter Bechly, Michael Denton, and Marcos Eberlin
2:30-7:00pm - Break to explore Calgary and dinner on your own
7:30-9:30 pm - Evening Session and film with John West

Saturday, August 12
9:00 am-10:30 pm - Excursion to Drumheller, AB, including the Canadian Badlands and the Royal Tyrrell Museum

Sunday, August 13
9:30 am-10:30 pm - Excursion to Banff National Park, including Sulphur Mountain Gondola and Banff Springs Hotel

This extended weekend will be a great time to engage on a personal level with speakers, staff and donors who are key to the success of the international ID movement! It is an a private conference for members of the Center for Science & Culture (CSC) Discovery Society, their guests, and others who are interested in joining the network of CSC Supporters.

COST: The price for non-Society members is $950, which includes $650 for conference registration and a $300 tax-deductible donation required for Society Membership. Additional guests are $650.

REGISTRATION DEADLINE: Registration closes on July 30. 

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HOTEL AND TRANSPORTATION: Attendees are responsible for securing their own hotel and transportation to and from the event, though transportation is provided for the excursions. The conference hotel is:

Fairmont Palliser Hotel
133 - 9th Avenue SW
Calgary, Alberta

The nightly rate can be used from Wednesday, August 9 through Sunday, August 13. You must mention Discovery Institute or the group code below to receive the discounted nightly rate of $219 CAD (deluxe room) or $299 CAD (one-bedroom suite). Other room options and prices are also available. To book, call (403) 260-1230 or book online and reference group code DISC0817.

DISCOUNT: Members of the Discovery Society, Director's Circle, President's Circle and other special guests were mailed an invitation along with a promo code to use when registering online for the conference. Entering that code in the "Promo Code" box, then clicking "Apply" will give a discount based on your membership level. For questions, contact Donna Scott at or (206) 292-0401 x128.

UPDATE: The Burgess Shale Excursion mentioned in the conference promotional materials has reached capacity. If you are interested in going on a similar hike, you can make your own arrangements with the Burgess Shale Geoscience Foundation.