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. 


May 2, 2019
Genspace, New York. “Journey Through Your Genome”

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. “Politics, the public, and science: navigating the new reality” 

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

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

September 1, 2019
Decatur, GA. Decatur Book Festival. Details to come.

September 17, 2019
Washington, DC. Smithsonian. “An Evening With Carl Zimmer.” 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 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)

Evolution Matters: David Quammen and Carl Zimmer