The Franklin Institute Speaker Series

The Franklin Institute crowd at an event

The Franklin Institute is proud to host an ongoing speaker series designed to spotlight the most talked about and highly-debated scientific issues facing our world today. The series presents conversations about the science and human impacts of emerging technologies, with topics and expert speakers curated by The Franklin Institute’s team of scientists, including Chief Astronomer Derrick Pitts, Chief Bioscientist Dr. Jayatri Das, and Environmental Scientist Rachel Valletta. Our scientists facilitate conversations between speakers and the audience to spark a thoughtful, solution-driven public discussion informed by current research and social context.

2019 Events:

Fracking in Pennsylvania
Current State and Future Impact
Tuesday, August 6 
6:00pm-7:30pm

From Bench to Bedside
New Breakthroughs in CRISPR Gene Editing and the HIV Virus

Monday, September 16
6:00pm-7:30pm

Preserve, Protect… and Pollute
Plastics: Separating the Good from the Bad 

Monday, November 4
6:00pm-7:30pm

Reserve Member Tickets

Ticket Prices:

Free with advance registration