New Conversations in Science and Religion: Daily Schedule

All events take place in the conference center auditorium, McKenna Hall, unless otherwise noted. Each session begins with a brief, summary plenary presentation, to be followed by open discussion. More information on area dining options and transportation is available at

Day 1: July 30th, 2015

3-6 PM: Registration and Check-in

6 PM: Welcome from Christian Smith, CSRS Director

6-8 PM: Conference Dinner with Special Presentation “Keynote Address” by Alister McGrath (The Morris Inn)

Day 2: July 31st, 2015

7:30AM-8:15AM: Breakfast (McKenna Hall Lobby)

8:15AM-8:30AM: Opening Remarks from Christian Smith, CSRS Director

8:30AM-9:30AM: Plenary Session I: Phil Gorski

9:30AM-10:00AM: Refreshment Break

10:00AM-11:00AM: Plenary Session II: Andreas Losch

11:00AM-12:00PM: Plenary Session III: Maggie Archer

12:00PM-1:00PM: Lunch (Dining Halls)

1:00PM-2:00PM: Plenary Session IV: Kevin Schilbrack

2:00PM-3:00PM: Plenary Session V: Paul Allen

3:00PM-3:30PM: Refreshment Break

3:30PM-4:30PM: Plenary Session VI: Andrew Wright

4:30PM-5:00PM: Refreshment Break

5:00PM-6:00PM: Plenary Session VII: Doug Porpora

6:30PM-7:30PM: Dinner (Dining Halls)

7:30PM-9:30PM: Drinks and Informal Conversation (Legends of Notre Dame)

Sponsored by: The Center for the Study of Religion and Society
University of Notre Dame
Notre Dame, IN
Christian Smith, Director