The Origins Project Foundation is inaugurating an exciting slate of public events with world renowned thinkers, discussing issues of great importance for the 21st century.


Inaugural Public Event Weekend in Downtown Phoenix in 2022

These events have been rescheduled for November 15, 16, still at the Orpheum Theater

Existing ticket holders don’t have to do anything. Your seats will remain the same, and your existing tickets will work. Those who, for one reason or another, are unable to attend during the new dates, will have 30 days to ask to have their tickets refunded. For those of you who were unable to attend in April, you can purchase tickets for the new dates and time starting on the 18th.

Special discounts are available for teachers and students.

Wednesday, November 16, 2022

Probing the Mysteries of the Universe

Join the leading scientists who have played a key role in changing our understanding of our place in the cosmos in a lively panel discussion of the major outstanding challenge, experiments, and theories that are likely to further alter our picture of the universe in the 21st century.

Our understanding of the Universe has been revolutionized over the past 25 years as stunning new observations have opened new windows on the cosmos. Panelists will include Nobel Laureate Barry Barish, who helped direct and build the LIGO gravitational wave observatory, theorist Michael Turner, who, along with Lawrence Krauss, was one of the first scientists to propose the existence of dark energy,and several special guests, including world famous gravitation theorist Kip Thorne, who shared the Nobel Prize with Barish, and Alan Guth, both of whom will be beaming into the event virtually; as well as several other panelists to be announced.Limited VIP tickets ($150) are available that include premium seating, a Meet and Greet with the Panelists, along with a pre-event VIP reception (light appetizers and drinks).

Barry Barish

Nobel Laureate, Linde Professor of Physics emeritus, California Inst. of Technology

Michael Turner

Bruce V. & Diana M. Rauner Distinguished Service Professor Emeritus University of Chicago and Senior Strategic Advisor, Kavli Foundation

Lawrence M. Krauss

President, Origins Project Foundation
Foundation Professor, Retired ASU, ANU, CWRU, and Yale University

Kip Thorne

Nobel Laureate, American theoretical physicist known for his contributions in gravitational physics and astrophysics.

Alan Guth

American theoretical physicist and cosmologist

Tuesday, November 15, 2022

Richard Dawkins Live Onstage with Lawrence Krauss

World renowned biologist, author, and science popularizer Richard Dawkins, fresh from the release of his newest books, Flights of Fancy, and Books do Furnish a Life, will have a dialogue with Lawrence Krauss onstage. Richard and Lawrence will discuss the books, the state of science, and how the world and the fight for science and reason has changed since the movie, The Unbelievers, was filmed in 2012 and 2013, which followed them on various appearances promoting science and reason. Special VIP tickets will be available that include signed copies of their latest books and a pre-event VIP reception.