Upcoming Events

Date
November
11
Nov
6
06
2019

6th Annual Chapman Center for Citizen Leadership Benefit Luncheon

Discovery Institute
Date
November
11
Nov
6
06
2019
The Crowne Plaza Hotel
Seattle, WA

We invite you to join friends and supporters of Discovery Institute at 12 PM on Wednesday, November 6 for the 6th annual luncheon to benefit Discovery Institute’s Chapman Center for Citizen Leadership. The luncheon will feature a keynote by author, futurist, and publisher of Forbes magazine Rich Karlgaard.

Date
November
11
Nov
23
23
2019

Memorial Symposium for Phillip Johnson

A series of brief presentations to honor the life of one of ID's greatest scholars
Discovery Institute
Date
November
11
Nov
23
23
2019
Berkeley, CA

You are invited to join us at the First Presbyterian Church of Berkeley from 4:00–5:30 PM on Saturday, November 23 to hear brief (10–15 minute) tributes from intelligent design scientists and scholars who have been directly impacted by Phil’s life and have since become the ID torch-bearers for our generation. Among those speaking are Stephen Meyer, Michael Behe, Jonathan Wells, Douglas Axe, Paul Nelson, and others.

Date
December
12
Dec
10
10
2019

God's Hand on America: Divine Providence in the Modern Era

A Book Launch and Discussion with Michael Medved
Discovery Institute
Date
December
12
Dec
10
10
2019
Discovery Institute
Seattle, WA
Is America uniquely blessed? Has the Almighty bestowed upon the United States special protection, and with it, special responsibilities? Many of our nation’s hardships have left the American people wondering if the Divine no longer sheds his grace on America. However, there is a new book that reminds us just how remarkably fortuitous the United States has been since its inception. After the success of his previous book, The American Miracle, New York Times bestselling author and syndicated radio host Michael Medved is back with a new work, God’s Hand on America: Divine Providence in the Modern Era. In this latest installment, Medved continues to reveal the bizarre coincidences and flat-out miracles that have shaped America’s destiny. Please join us from 4:30
Date
January
01
Jan
25
25
2020

Dallas Conference on Science and Faith 2020

The Center for Science and Culture
Date
January
01
Jan
25
25
2020
Dallas, TX

According to a nationwide survey, more than two-thirds of atheists and one-third of agnostics believe that “the findings of science make the existence of God less probable,” while nearly half of self-identified theists believe “the findings of science are neutral with regard to the existence of God.” But what if the discoveries of science actually lend support to belief in God? Tackle this question head-on at the Dallas Conference on Science and Faith.

Date
April
04
Apr
3
03
2020

Design & Designer: The Convergence of Science & Theology

The Center for Science and Culture
Date
April
04
Apr
3
03
2020

Given enough time, can bacteria mutate into insects by chance? Can random mutations account for the existence of butterflies and whales and platypuses? What about the origin of the universe or the origin of man’s ability to reason? Come and hear scientists and scholars discuss the limitations of chance and the abundant testimonies to design, as they come to realization from physics to proteins.

Date
April
04
Apr
23
23
2020

Conference on Engineering in Living Systems

Daniel Reeves
Date
April
04
Apr
23
23
2020
Biola University — Feinberg Hall
La Mirada, CA
We are pleased to announce the Conference on Engineering in Living Systems (CELS 2020) to be held in spring 2020 at Biola University. CELS 2020 brings together leading engineers and biologists in order to: (1) apply engineering principles to better understand biological systems, (2) craft a design-based theoretical framework that explains and predicts the behaviors of living systems, and (3) develop research programs that demonstrate the engineering principles at work in living systems. The conference will follow a workshop-like format of discussion-oriented sessions in a collegial setting, with a goal of fostering active participation and establishing concrete results and action items. Topics include the following: Intersection of Biology and Engineering — the impacts of
Date
July
07
Jul
10
10
2020

The CSC Seminar on Intelligent Design in the Natural Sciences

Telos
Date
July
07
Jul
10
10
2020
Seattle, WA
The CSC Seminar on Intelligent Design in the Natural Sciences will prepare students to make research contributions advancing the growing science of intelligent design (ID). The seminar will explore cutting-edge ID work in fields such as molecular biology, biochemistry, embryology, developmental biology, paleontology, computational biology, ID-theoretic mathematics, cosmology, physics, and the history and philosophy of science. The seminar will include presentations on the application of intelligent design to laboratory research as well as frank treatment of the academic realities that ID researchers confront in graduate school and beyond, and strategies for dealing with them. Although the primary focus of the seminar is science, there also will be discussion of the worldview
Date
July
07
Jul
10
10
2020

C.S. Lewis Fellows Program on Science and Society

The Center for Science and Culture
Date
July
07
Jul
10
10
2020
Seattle, WA
The C.S. Lewis Fellows Program on Science and Society will explore the growing impact of science on politics, economics, social policy, bioethics, theology, and the arts during  the past century. The program is named after celebrated British writer C.S. Lewis, a perceptive critic of both scientism and technocracy in books such as The Abolition of Man and That Hideous Strength. Topics to be addressed include the history of science, the relationship between faith and science, the rise of scientific materialism, the debate over Darwinian theory and intelligent design, evolutionary conceptions of ethics, science and economics, science and criminal justice, stem cell research and abortion, eugenics, family life and sexuality, ecology and animal rights, climate
Date
July
07
Jul
22
22
2020

2020 Gilder Fellows Seminar

Center for Wealth, Poverty, and Morality
Date
July
07
Jul
22
22
2020
Seattle, WA

The Gilder Fellows Seminar is an intimate study experience with Discovery Institute Fellows in Seattle, Washington, in July 2020. At the Gilder Fellows Seminar, you’ll have the chance to interact with scholars George Gilder, Michael Medved, Jay Richards, John West, and others.

Date
August
08
Aug
7
07
2020

16th Annual Discovery Society Insiders Briefing

Discovery Institute
Date
August
08
Aug
7
07
2020
The Insiders Briefing on Intelligent Design is returning to the greater Seattle area on August 7–8, 2020. You won’t want to miss this invitation-only event for members of the Discovery Society and their guests. Confirmed speakers include: Stephen C. Meyer, Siegfried Scherer, Sigrid Hartwig-Scherer, and Günter Bechly. The two-day conference for Discovery Society members and their guests will be held at the Hyatt Regency Lake Washington on the shores of Lake Washington. As always this is the highlight of our year, so make plans now to attend. Keep an eye out for more details in the mail in late February! Transportation & Lodging Registrants are responsible for securing their own transportation and lodging. The closest airport is Seattle Tacoma International and because

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