Discovery Museum Speaker Series

The Discovery Museum Speaker Series creates engaging conversations around creativity, learning, and the future of science education. We connect our community with leaders in the fields of science, technology, and education to discuss important topics that impact our children, our families, and our world. Join the conversation!
The speaker series is offered in collaboration with the MIT Club of Boston.

To learn about Speaker Series sponsorship opportunities, please contact Marie Beam at mbeam@discoveryacton.org or call 978-264-4200 ext. 124.

Upcoming Events

Josh Golin
Thursday, September 27, 2018 -
6:30pm to 8:30pm
Speaker: Josh Golin, Executive Director of the Campaign for a Commercial-Free Childhood
Location: 
Oak Meadow School, 2 Old Pickard Lane, Littleton, MA
Registration Required: Register Now

Commercialism has been linked to many of the problems facing children today, including obesity, eating disorders, increased materialism, excessive media use, and the erosion of creative play.  Marketing is so ubiquitous that protecting children... Learn More

David Sinclair
Thursday, October 11, 2018 -
6:30pm to 8:30pm
Speaker: David A. Sinclair, Ph.D., Professor of Genetics, Harvard Medical School; co-Director, Paul F. Glenn Laboratories for the Biological Mechanisms of Aging, Harvard Medical School; Professor, University of New South Wales, Sydney

RECENT PAST CONVERSATIONS

Speaker: Katherine Reynolds Lewis, award-winning independent journalist, speaker, and author: The Good News About Bad Behavior
May 1, 2018
Speaker: Amy O'Leary, Director of Early Education for All (EEA), a campaign of Strategies for Children (SFC)
April 12, 2018
Speaker: Bob Bigelow, former NBA player and one of the country's foremost youth sports speakers
November 1, 2017
Speaker: Lawrence J. Cohen, Ph.D., the author of PLAYFUL PARENTING and THE OPPOSITE OF WORRY, is a licensed psychologist specializing in children's play and play therapy
October 4, 2017