Iowa City Darwin Day, Inc was founded in 2007 exclusively for charitable, scientific and education purposes. The purpose of this 501c(3) nonprofit organization (EIN 20-5827051) is to recognize and show our appreciation for the enormous benefits that scientific knowledge, acquired through human curiosity and ingenuity, has contributed to the advancement of humanity by organizing educational and social activities in and around Iowa City, Iowa, annually on or about the anniversary of Charles Darwin's birth,
February 12.

 

Previous Iowa City Darwin Day Speakers

2016

Carlos Bustamante, Stanford University
Ann Reid, National Center for Science Education
Tim Weaver, University of California, Davis
Briana Pobiner, Smithsonian Museum of Natural History
Emily Schoerning, National Center for Science Education

2015

Sean B. Carroll, Howard Hughes Medical Institute & University of Wisconsin
Marlene Zuk, University of Minnesota
Ed Stone, University of Iowa

2014

W. Ford Doolittle, Dalhousie University
Kristi Montooth, University of Nebraska
Robert Franciscus, University of Iowa

2013

Steve Benner, Foundation for Applied Molecular Evolution (FfAME)
Rosie Redfield, Department of Zoology, University of British Columbia
David Des Marais, NASA Astrobiology Institute's Ames Research Center
Albert Erives, Department of Biology, University of Iowa
Anne J. Lindberg, 2013 IC Darwin Day Artist
Sarah Lindsay, 2013 IC Darwin Day Poet

2012

Phil Currie, Department of Biological Sciences, University of Alberta
Ellen Ketterson, Department of Biology, Indiana University
Scott Edwards, Museum of Comparative Zoology, Harvard University
Baba Brinkman, 2012 IC Darwin Day Rap Artist (Performed "The Rap Guide to Evolution")

2011

Frans de Waal, Department of Psychology, Emory University
Lorne Wolfe, Department of Biology, Georgia Southern University
Andrew Forbes, Department of Biology, University of Iowa

2010

Janis Antonovics, Department of Biology, University of Virginia
John Logsdon, Department of Biology, University of Iowa
Tara Smith, Department of Epidemiology, University of Iowa

2009

E.O. Wilson, Museum of Comparative Zoology, Harvard University
Anne Yoder, Biology Department, Duke University
Todd Oakley, Department of Ecology, Evolution, and Marine Biology, UC Santa Barbara
Maurine Neiman, Department of Biology, University of Iowa
Nelson Ting, Department of Anthropology, University of Iowa
Mark Blumberg, Department of Psychology, University of Iowa
Nancy Budd, Department of Geoscience, University of Iowa
Lauri Lebo, Author: "The Devil in Dover"

2008

Massimo Pigliucci, Department of Ecology and Evolution, SUNY Stony Brook
Chris Brochu, Department of Geoscience, University of Iowa