13 Mar

Perceptions: Science and Religious Communities

13 Mar 2015
9:00 am
Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center

Perceptions: Science and Religious Communities will bring together leaders in science and religion to further conversation and plan a course for future dialogue. Registration is open! Note: Full-time students can apply for a registration fee waiver here.

Hear what Perceptions Project workshop participants are saying about the Perceptions Project. 

Perceptions: Science and Religious Communities is a day-long national conference that will bring together leaders in science and religion—including Nobel Prize winning physicist William D. Phillips, Texas Tech climate scientist Katharine Hayhoe, National Association of Evangelicals president Leith Anderson, and Rice University sociologist Elaine Howard Ecklund—to foster dialogue between scientific and religious communities, and to plan a course for future conversation. The conference includes dynamic speakers, enriching topical discussion tracks, lunch, and a concluding reception. Note to registrants: a government issued photo ID is necessary for admission to the Reagan building. Once inside the building, please proceed to the registration table on the Concourse level. 



Challenges and Opportunities in Science Dialogue 

  • Origins 
    • Dorothy Chapell – Dean of Natural and Social Sciences; Professor of Biology, Wheaton College
    • Deborah Haarsma – President, BioLogos 
    • Ronald L. Numbers – Hilldale Professor of the History of Science and Medicine Emeritus, University of Wisconsin, Madison
    • Rick Potts – Director of Human Origins Program and Curator of Anthropology, Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History
  • Environmental Stewardship
  • Global Health
    • Galen Carey – Vice President, Government Relations, National Association of Evangelicals
    • Anbrasi M. Edward – Assistant Scientist, Department of International Health, Johns Hopkins University School of Public Health
    • Amy Gambrill – Senior Technical Specialist, ME&A
    • Meredith Long – Senior Advisor for Integral Mission and International Health, World Concern
    • Tim Ziemer – U.S. Global Coordinator, President's Malaria Initiative

Strategies for Improving Dialogue


Time Agenda
8:30 - 9:00 am Registration and Coffee
9:00 - 10:15 am Welcome and Introduction to the Perceptions Project
10:30 - 12:00 pm Discussion: Challenges and Opportunities in Science Dialogue
12:00 - 1:30 pm Lunch and Guided Discussion
1:30 - 3:00 pm Discussion: Strategies for Improving Dialogue
3:30 - 4:15 pm Session Reports: Challenges and Opportunities
4:15 - 5:00 pm Science and the Nation: Why Perceptions and Dialogue Matter
5:00 - 7:00 pm Reception
Learn more about the Perceptions Project.