Virtual Speaker Series

Dive into fascinating stories of science with our Virtual Speaker Series!

Inspired by our popular Saturday Speaker Series, our Virtual Speaker Series features short talks on an intriguing scientific topic followed by a Q&A. Join us biweekly for the month of June on GoToMeeting.

Participation is free, and no reservations are necessary.

Lectures will be presented via GoToMeeting. You can also dial in at 224-501-3412 using access code 872-436-133. New to GoToMeeting? Get the app now and be ready when the lecture starts. Prefer not to install an app? Open the meeting link from a Google Chrome browser on a desktop or laptop computer.

Upcoming Events

Join public historian and local shoemaker Damian Niescior as he walks us through the history and science of making shoes.


Join us on online for a talk by Ana Klimchynskaya, a postdoctoral fellow at the University of Chicago’s Stevanovich Institute on the Formation of Knowledge.


Join us on online for a talk by food educator Megan Haupt, who will trace the influence of early-20th-century events on today’s food system.