Iowa City Darwin Day Celebration 2020

Friday, February 21, 2020 - 11:00am to Saturday, February 22, 2020 - 3:00pm
University of Iowa campus
and FilmScene (see website for detailed schedule)
Iowa City, IA 52245

Every year, around the time of Charles Darwin’s birthday, Iowa City Darwin Day organizes a series of events to promote scientific literacy and increase public awareness of the contributions of science to society. These events include seminar talks and public lectures by nationally known scientists, an accredited teacher workshop, and an art or poster competition.

The goal of Iowa City Darwin Day is to provide more opportunities for scientists to engage with and explain their work to the public. Johnson County is a particularly appropriate venue for highlighting the contributions of science to society given that it is home to the University of Iowa and to a diverse and lively community of interested non-experts. Attendees typically include teachers, scientists, students, and scientifically curious members of the public. The national prominence of our speakers attracts participants with diverse interests from across the community and throughout the state. 

For more information, including a full events schedule, featured presenters, and registration, please visit

Free and open to all.

Individuals with disabilities are encouraged to attend all University of Iowa-sponsored events. If you are a person with a disability who requires a reasonable accommodation in order to participate in this program, please contact Deirdre Egan in advance at

Hosted by Iowa City Darwin Day, Inc. with support from the Obermann Center for Advanced Studies; the UI African American Studies Program; FilmScene; the Departments of Geographical and Sustainability Sciences; Rhetoric; Anthropology; Biology; Earth & Environmental Sciences; Gender, Women's, & Sexuality Studies; College of Law; College of Education; UI Health Care Genetics Cluster Initiative; Integrated DNA Technologies; Green State Credit Union; the UI Public Policy Center; Office of the Executive Vice President & Provost; Office of the Vice President for Research; Hills Bank; Interdisciplinary Graduate Program in Genetics; the DeLTA Center; Pentacrest Museums; Center for Teaching; UI Health Care Iowa Institute of Human Genetics; College of Medicing Department of Internal Medicine; College of Public Health; and nodo.