Symposia

Public Symposia

CARTA organizes up to three public symposia each year. These are free, widely advertised meetings that bring together scientists eminent in their respective fields to address a particular aspect of human origins. Presentations are specifically directed towards scientists in other fields and an educated lay audience, attempting to minimize the use of jargon, while highlighting clear and simple messages.

The location of the CARTA symposia rotates between the Salk Institute, UCSD Campus and UCSD Medical School. In the past, these symposia have been attended by between 300 and 800 people. Each presentation is video recorded and later broadcast by UC-TV before being archived at the CARTA website, the UCSD-TV site, iTunes and YouTube. Viewership of these videos is escalating as more videos come online and as awareness of CARTA increases.

CARTA's goal is to ensure that these symposia remain free to attend and view online. However, to assure this sustainability and accessibility, we invite you to learn about our sponsorship opportunities and associated benefits and consider sponsoring a CARTA symposium. Your support has the potential to reach and forever impact a highly intelligent national and international audience.