Supper with a Scientist
A new solution with an age-old approach
Supper with a Scientist is a new approach with an age-old solution – connecting the community with scientists all across the country, in the spirit of unity and celebration - and to do it all over the joy of sharing food. To nurture new relationships, to learn something new and to encourage dynamic, productive and transparent conversations about science.
Why the time is now
Our society is only as strong as the information it has access to. In today’s world, it’s hard not to sometimes be confused about what to believe or not believe. That is one of the powerful things about science – it is not based on any lens we view the world: religion, superstition or social media. Science is based on empirical evidence that informs us about our world and behaviors. We are committed to connecting the scientific community with the public, so we may all benefit from the vast amount of knowledge about our beautiful world and those that reside in it.
How to get involved
Are you a scientist, or know a scientist, who has a passion to share their experience, knowledge and love for science with the community?
Are you interested in hosting a dinner, together with a scientist, to encourage the spread of scientific knowledge and get to know your community members?
Are you interested in science and want to learn something new from the expert themselves? Do you love food and a good conversation?
If you answered yes to any of these questions – we would love to hear from you!
For our future hosts:
Thinking about hosting a supper but not sure where to start? The first step is to contact us and we'll send you a Dropbox link to a Supper with a Scientist Toolkit, which includes templates for invitations, info cards, fliers, surveys and more. Once you have a date set, we'll also add it to our master calendar! Also check out Supper Stories for inspiration and to learn how others have gone about organizing their dinners.
To help you navigate through the planning of your supper click on the guide. It will help you think through the entire process including:
The basics of your event, logistics and the structure of the evening
How you convey your science story including tips on how to craft a compelling story
A reflection sheet to provide feedback on your supper
Click to download the guide:
For our future guests:
Don't want to wait until you receive an invitation? We don't blame you! Let us know you are interested in attending a Supper with a Scientist - if there is not one scheduled in your area, we can reach out to interested scientists in your area. Its like a match made in heaven!
Supper with a Scientist operates on the following three principles:
Have a date set for your supper? Let us know and we'll add it to the master calendar!
- Feb 06, 2020, 5:30 PM – 7:30 PMService Bar, 928 U St NW, Washington, DC 20001, USASupper with a Scientist and LabX are teaming up to provide an evening filled with food, beer, fun and science! With a shared mission to connect the public and scientists together, we are seeking two scientists who will co-host the event and up to 6 members of the public to join.
- Dec 11, 2018, 7:00 PMChapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC, USADr. Elizabeth Wayne is an award-winning biomedical engineer, TED Fellow, speaker, and advocate for women in higher education. She is also the co-host of the show PhDivas Podcast.
- Aug 01, 2018, 5:30 PM – 8:30 PMLSU Museum of Natural History, Baton Rouge, LA, USAA tour of the Museum of Natural Science with a TED fellow and speaker? A behind the scenes and look at the collections of birds, mammals, reptiles, amphibians and fishes? Dinner at a seafood restaurant? That's right - this one is not to be missed!
- Jul 14, 2018, 6:00 PMAtlanta, GA, USA
- May 03, 2018, 7:00 PMSioux City, IA, USA
- Apr 07, 2018, 7:00 PMAtlanta, GA, USA
- Mar 23, 2018, 6:00 PMBoise, Boise, ID, USA
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