Keynote Speaker Sam Kean

Sam Kean is a science write who uses funny, strange, and poignant stories to enliven science and science history. He’ll unpackage how the brain works, using examples from the natural world to demonstrate how our our senses work together and how memory is processed in the brain. In addition to authoring four books, his stories have appeared in The Best American Science and Nature WritingThe New Yorker, The AtlanticThe New York Times MagazineSlate, and Psychology Today, and his work has been featured on NPR’s “Radiolab”, “Science Friday”, and “All Things Considered”. Caesar’s Last Breath was named the Guardian science book of the year in 2017.




Friday Special Event

Southwestern Oregon Community College’s Geology Lecture Series will kick off the festivities on Friday evening (Oct 26) at 7:30 pm in the Hales Center for the Performing Arts (Empire Hall)! Lecturer Tad Pfeffer is a glaciologist, geophysicist, and photographer at the University of Colorado at Boulder.  This lecture is free and open to the public. We encourage everyone attending the conference to come and enjoy the talk.