September 28, 2016 @ 6:30 pm – September 28, 2018 @ 8:00 pm
Coconino Center for the Arts


SCI Talks is special event of short, TED Talk-style presentations produced by the Flagstaff Festival of Science.  Inspired by the proliferation and success of TED’s winning formula for engaging, short talks in an intimate, fun setting, the 2018 Flagstaff Festival of Science will be presenting the annual SCI Talks (Science, Communication, Innovation) event. The SCI Talks will highlight local scientists and science educators sharing their research and innovative science communication idea

During intermission look through the art gallery and grab a refreshment. Doors open at 5:30 PM and seating may be limited.


The 2018 presentations are as follows:

Growing Body Parts

Robert Kellar, NAU
Find out how the field of regenerative medicine has developed over two centuries and where it may be headed in the future.

Electric Torque Machines: Innovating and Developing a New Technology

Thomas “TJ” Janecek, CTO and Founder
Breakthrough technology in electric motors delivers solutions for a broad variety of applications. Learn how this new category of motors is powering the world.

Getting Gritty

Emma Wharton, Grand Canyon Youth
What do endangered fish and teenagers have in common? Both need grit and resiliency to thrive. Hear about river and canyon projects that connect youth to nature.

It’s the Little Things

Billy Cordasco, Babbitt Ranches
From the ground, to the sky and out into the universe, it’s the little things that are making a difference in science, art and culture. Exploration from the Colorado Plateau peers into the world of honey pot ants, golden eagles, and space travel.