Year and theme
Neil Shubin, Ph.D.
Your Inner Fish: a journey into the 3.5 billion year history of the human body
Andrew Kramer, Ph.D.
Anti-evolutionism and human paleontology: a conversation
Blaine Schubert, Ph.D.
From rhinos to mastodonts: the gray fossil site of Tennessee
Stephanie Drumheller, Ph.D.
Not just living fossils: crocodylian evolution and diversity from the age of dinosaurs to the present
Sandy Kawano, Ph.D.
Breathing life into fossils: living fishes and salamanders provide clues to the evolutionary invasion of land
Alan de Queiroz, Ph.D.
A world shaped by astonishing events: darwin, creationism, and the geography of life
Joseph Panzik, Ph.D.
Earth: an evolving planet
A.C. Sandy Echternacht, Ph.D.
Messing with mother nature: introduced species
Colin Sumrall, Ph.D.
On the origin of birds: did the age of the dinosaurs ever end?
2014: Alfred Russell Wallace
Andrew Berry, Ph.D.
Nicholas Matzke, Ph.D.
The intelligent design debate
2013: communicating science
Ezra Markowitz, Ph.D.
Effective science communication
Camille Parmesan, Ph.D.
Conservation in a time of rapid climate change
2012: no official theme
Rosemary Gillespie, Ph.D.
Inspiration from Islands for understanding evolution
Harry Greene, Ph.D.
Natural history, aesthetics, and conservations
2010: history of evolutionary theory
William E. Friedman, Ph.D.
A Darwinian look at Darwin’s evolutionist ancestors