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2021 Lecture Series

Trailblazing Women in Science 

image with geometric shapes and science references. this is the image used for materials for the 2021 Lecture Series
image with geometric shapes and science references. this is the image used for materials for the 2021 Lecture Series
 
In our 2021 Lecture Series, the Natural History Museum of Utah is pleased to spotlight trailblazing women who are exploring the unknown, offering unimagined ideas, and paving the way for future generations.

Register Here For This Year's Keynote Speaker, Dr. Mae Jemison

Though the Lecture Series will be offered online this year, you can still expect fascinating lectures, engaging conversations, and the chance to ask each speaker your burning questions following their talk.
 
Access to every lecture, including the keynote, will be provided free of charge to anyone who wants to tune in. This re-imagined virtual format will also allow us to expand our reach beyond the Salt Lake Valley, and we’re excited about the possibility of serving Utahns throughout the state and many others beyond.
 
To meet the extraordinary minds who are challenging norms and defying odds to influence our shared history, culture, and society, see the list of lectures below. All lectures take place at 6:30 p.m. MDT. 

 

Upcoming Events

April 22, 2021 - 6:30pm
Jemison, the first woman of color in space, is this year's keynote speaker.

Thank you to our first three speakers:

Marine Biologist Dr. Ayana Elizabeth Johnson, April 1, 2021. Learn more.

Entrepeneur and Inventor Ayah Bdeir, April 8. Learn more.

Ecologist Nalini Nadkarni, April 15. Learn more.

2021 Lecture Series Sponsors

Founding Underwriter
R. Harold Burton Foundation

Underwriter
Cultural Vision Fund

Gold Sponsor
Rio Tinto Kennecott

Silver Sponsors
The Clark Foundation
The DiFiore Family Foundation
The M Lazy M Foundation
The Nature Conservancy in Utah
Ruth Novak
Paula Swaner Sargetakis and Joseph Sargetakis | Frog Bench Farms

Community Partner
Liberty Heights Fresh

Institutional Support
Salt Lake County Zoo, Arts & Parks