Friday, June 7, 2019:

7:30 PM - 11:00 PM Registration desk open (Morris Inn)

8:00 PM - 11:00 PM Reception and Poster Session I (Morris Inn)

Saturday, June 8, 2019:

7:00 AM Mass (Welsh Family Hall Chapel)

8:00 Breakfast (McKenna Hall, dining room)

8:45 AM Welcoming remarks (This and all morning and afternoon talks in McKenna Hall, Auditorium)

9:00 Keynote Lecture: "What Does ‘Made in the Image of God’ Mean?" --- Marie I. George (St. John’s University)

10:00 break

10:15 Invited Lecture: “Becoming and Being Human: evidence from the archaeological, fossil and genetic records” --- Steven J. Mithen (University of Reading (UK))

11:15 break

11:30 Lecture: “The Science behind Ancestry Mapping: what can it tell us about our human nature?” --- Benjamin Rybicki (Henry Ford Cancer Institute)

12:00 PM  Lunch (McKenna Hall, dining room)

1:15 Invited Lecture: “CRISPR and Genetic Engineering: the science and its implications”--- Nicanor Austriaco, O.P. (Providence College)

2:15 break

2:30 Invited Lecture: "Homo ex Machina and Imago Dei: the nightmare dreams” ---  Conor Cunnningham (University of Nottingham (UK))

3:30 break

3:45 Lecture: "To Look to the Heavens: Galileo on the Potential of the Human MInd" ---  Lawrence Machia, O.S.B, and Daniel Vanden Berk (St. Vincent College)

4:15 Lecture: "Neurobiology of Emotions and the Evidence of Human Interconnectedness”  --- Sonsoles de Lacalle (Ohio University)

4:45 break

5:00 St. Albert Award Lecture: "Human Beings are Defined by Organization"   --- Maureen L. Condic (University of Utah)

6:00 PM: Cocktails (Smith Ballroom, Morris Inn)

6:30 PM: Conference Banquet (Smith Ballroom, Morris Inn)

8:00 PM: Banquet Address: “Discovering Eifelheim” --- Michael F. Flynn (Author of Eifelheim and winner of 2003 Robert A. Heinlein Medal) (Smith Ballroom, Morris Inn)

Sunday, June 9, 2019:

8:00 AM Conference Mass (Stanford Hall chapel)

9:00  Breakfast (McKenna Hall, dining room)  (All morning lectures in McKenna Auditorium)

10:00 Lecture: "Created in the Image and Likeness of Man"  --- Megan Levis (University of Notre Dame) 

10:30 Lecture: "Will Tissue Engineering Change Human Nature?" ---  Christopher Raub (Catholic University of America)

11:00 Lecture: “Evolution and the Eschatological Meaning of Human Nature”  --- Richard Austin Choate (Cambridge University)

11:30 Poster Session II (McKenna Hall, dining room)

12:30 PM  Lunch (McKenna Hall, dining room)

1:30 Membership Meeting (McKenna Hall, dining room)

2:30 Conference ends

2019 conference event details