Talks and events

Here’s my public talk and event schedule. Unless noted otherwise, there will be copies of What Is Real? for sale at all of these events.

Don’t see your town on the list? Let me know if you’re interested in having me come speak in your town or at your university, and I’ll see what I can do.


April 4th, 2019
South Hadley, MA

Lecture and discussion
Mount Holyoke College, Skinner Hall, Room 216
4:30 PM
NB: Books will NOT be available for purchase at this event.

May 13th, 2019
San Francisco, CA

Discussion, Q&A, and book signing
The Commonwealth Club, 110 The Embarcadero
6:00 PM (doors at 5:30)
Tickets also available here:


March 22nd, 2018
Berkeley, CA

Reading & book signing
Pegasus Books Downtown, 2349 Shattuck Avenue
7:30 PM

March 26th, 2018
Oakland, CA

Nerd Nite East Bay
Club 21, 2111 Franklin Street (21+)
8:00 PM (doors at 7)
Tickets here:

April 3rd, 2018
New York, NY

Lecture & book signing
NYU Philosophy Department, 5 Washington Place, Room 101
5:00 PM

April 12th, 2018
Los Angeles, CA

Nerd Nite LA
Busby’s East, 5364 Wilshire Blvd. (21+)
8:00 PM (doors at 7)
Tickets here:

April 13th, 2018
San Diego, CA

Lecture and discussion
UC San Diego, Philosophy Department
H&SS Building, Room 7077
4:00 PM

April 16th, 2018
Orange, CA

Discussion and book signing
The 1888 Center, 115 North Orange Street
6:00 PM

April 18th, 2018
San Francisco, CA

Nerd Nite SF
Rickshaw Stop, 155 Fell Street
8:00 PM (doors at 7)
Tickets here:

June 9th, 2018
San Francisco, CA

Writers with Drinks
The Make Out Room, 3225 22nd St
7:30 PM (doors at 6:30)

October 20th, 2018
Fort Collins, CO

Fort Collins Book Festival
11:00 AM: Panel discussion, “On the Same Wavelength: Science Communication.” Block One Events, 428 Linden St.
2:15 PM: Reading, Q&A, and signing. Museum of Discovery Digital Dome, 408 Mason Court.

October 30th, 2018
Seattle, WA

Reading, Q&A, and book signing
University Book Store, U District Store, 4326 University Way NE
6:00 PM

November 2nd, 2018
Simi Valley, CA

Workshop: Book Proposals
11:00 AM

November 15th, 2018
Cambridge, MA

Public lecture, Q&A, and book signing
Harvard Science Center, Hall C, 1 Oxford Street
6:00 PM

December 3rd, 2018
Ann Arbor, MI

Reading, Q&A, and book signing
Literati Bookstore, 124 E. Washington Street
7:00 PM

January 31st, 2019
Irvine, CA

Lecture and discussion
UC Irvine Physics Department
3:30 PM

March 5th, 2019
Lawrence, KS

Reading, Q&A, and book signing
Raven Book Store, 6 E. 7th St.
7:00 PM

March 7th, 2019
Crete, NE

Lecture, Q&A, and book signing
Doane University, Ed/Art Building, room 236
7:00 PM