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Inspired by Enlightenment Salons that helped drive the Age of Reason and the public interest in science, the Skeptics Society presents Science Salon — a series of intimate conversations between Dr. Michael Shermer and a prominent scientist, scholar, or intellectual. Michael will discuss the guest’s latest science book or research project in a dialogue format, followed by an intimate conversation with the audience that allows more interaction with the guest than a formal Q&A.

Advance tickets required

Tickets are $50 per individual and include the lecture, an autographed copy of the guest’s book, hors d’oeuvres and wine. Purchase tickets in advance by calling the Skeptics Society office at 1-626-794-3119. Seating is limited. Tickets will not be sold at the door.


As traditional with European salons, there will be time after for socializing with drinks and hors d’oeuvres. Plus, you never know what other scientists and celebrities might just show up for these unique gatherings!


The salons will be held at a magnificent and architecturally award-winning home in the hills overlooking the San Gabriel mountains of Southern California (a neighbor of Dr. Shermer) and balconies that allow for stimulating conversations with the guest and fellow skeptics while taking in the views. You will be given the address when you purchase your tickets.

Lisa Randall in conversation with Michael Shermer at Science Salon, November 22, 2015

The Venue: an architecturally award-winning home in the foothills of the San Gabriel mountains, a couple miles north of Pasadena, in Southern California, with sweeping views of the San Gabriel Valley.

  • 2–2:45 In Conversation
  • 2:45–3:30 Dialogue with audience
  • 3:30–4:00: Book signing
  • 4:00–6:00: hors d’oeurves and wine and socializing
Lisa Randall in conversation with Michael Shermer at Science Salon, November 22, 2015

Lisa Randall in conversation with Michael Shermer, November 22, 2015

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