Carl Zimmer gives public talks in lecture series, at universities, and at conferences. He also appears on podcasts and radio programs such as Radiolab. Visit Penguin Random House Speakers Bureaufor more information about speaking requests. 


March 25, 2019
Brookline, MA. “Science On Screen” at the Coolidge Theater. (A double-feature: a talk about heredity and a screening of the heredity-based comedy, Flirting With Disaster.)

April 4, 2019
Phoenix. Flinn Foundation Keynote Address 

April 9, 2019
Wellesley College. Mayer Lecture.

April 17, 2019
Connecticut College. “Heredity, Race, Ethnicity”

May 1, 2019
Genspace, New York. DNA Day talk. Details to come 

May 16, 2019
Ames, Iowa. Genome Writer’s Guild

May 25-26, 2019
Copenhagen. Bloom Festival

June 23, 2019
Providence, RI. Society for the Study of Evolution. Details to come.

July 2, 2019
Lausanne, Switzerland. World Conference of Science Journalists 

July 13, 2019
New York. Northeast Conference on Science and Skepticism Keynote Address

August 31, 2019
Decatur, GA. Decatur Book Festival. Details to come 

November 21, 2019
Paris. TimeWorld 2019


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Featured Past Talks

“The Ethics of Genetically Editing Babies” (The Daily)

“The Library of Babel: On Trying to Read My Own Genome”

“The Surviving Branch: The 2016 Stephen Jay Gould Award Lecture”

“Parasite Tales: The Jewel Wasp’s Zombie Slave”

Antibodies Part 1: Crispr (Radiolab)

Shrink (Radiolab)