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. 


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

September 1, 2019
Decatur, GA. Decatur Book Festival

September 17, 2019
Washington, DC. Smithsonian. “An Evening With Carl Zimmer.” Details to come.

October 12, 2019 Morristown, NJ. Morristown Festival of Books. Details to come.

October 23, 2019
San Francisco. Arts & Ideas at the JCCSF. Details to come.

October 24, 2019
San Francisco. The Exploratorium. Details to come. 

November 9-10, 2019
Charleston, SC. Charleston To Charleston Literary Festival. Details to come. 

December 3, 2019
Nashville, Vanderbilt University. Details to come .

April 30-May 2, 2020
University of Chicago. Genetic Medicine and Eugenics Conference


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You can also browse Zimmer’s past talks here.

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”

Evolution Matters: David Quammen and Carl Zimmer

Antibodies Part 1: Crispr (Radiolab)

Shrink (Radiolab)