2017 SCS Conference: Origins

Apr 2123, 2017
Millennium Knickerbocker Hotel
163 East Walton Place, Chicago, IL


Our first conference—“Origins”—ran April 21–23, 2017 in Chicago at the Millennium Knickerbocker Hotel.


The conference brought together researchers on all aspects of origins, from cosmos to consciousness.  Specific topics included current cosmological ideas on the beginning and fate of the universe, fine-tuning and multiverse ideas, habitable planets and astrobiology, the origin of life, the evolution of species, and the origin of intelligence and consciousness.

Conference Program:

Take a look at our conference schedule.

Welcoming Remarks of SCS President:

Welcoming Remarks


Speakers' biographies


Watch Videos of Conference talks on the Video Archive

2017 St. Albert Award:

see information on the awardee Kenneth R. Miller

Media Coverage of Conference:

Faith And Science Come Together At Conference For Society Of Catholic Scientists, Forbes
Catholic Scientists Converge in Chicago to Ask Big Questions, Catholic News Agency
Catholic Scientists Discuss Faith’s Role in Work, Our Sunday Visitor