We hope you will be able to join us at the 2015 SCL Conference in Stone Mountain (Atlanta), Georgia!
June 25-27, 2015
Sub-Themes of the Conference
Rescuing Science from Scientism
Art and Performance
Special Concert featuring Singer and Songwriter Andrew Peterson, Thursday evening June 25!
Featured Plenary Speakers include:
Meyer received his Ph.D. in the philosophy of science from the University of Cambridge. A former geophysicist and college professor, he now directs Discovery Institute’s Center for Science and Culture in Seattle. He has authored the New York Times best seller Darwin’s Doubt: The Explosive Origin of Animal Life and the Case for Intelligent Design (HarperOne, 2013) as well as Signature in the Cell: DNA and the Evidence for Intelligent Design (HarperOne, 2009), which was named a Book of the Year by the Times (of London) Literary Supplement in 2009. He received WORLD Magazine’s Daniel of the Year Award in 2009.
In the 21st century, the information age has finally come to biology. We now know that biology at its root is comprised of information-rich systems, such as the complex digital code in DNA. Groundbreaking discoveries of the past decade are revealing the information-bearing properties of biological systems. Dr. Meyer examines the depth of digital technology found in living cells and develops an argument for intelligent design as the best explanation for the information at the heart of life.In the textbook Explore Evolution and the TrueU DVD series, Dr. Meyer has modeled an innovative way of teaching science in which he exposes students to arguments about competing scientific theories as a way of advancing scientific education. This approach comports well with the classical model and the importance of exposing older students to competing arguments as they enter the rhetorical stage of their educational development.
Earlier in her career she served as Policy Advisor to Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist, advising the Leader on domestic social issues and serving as liaison and outreach director to outside groups. From 2001 to 2005, she was Senior Counselor to the Chairman of the National Endowment for the Humanities, where she helped the Chairman design and launch the We the People initiative to enhance the teaching, study, and understanding of American history. Prior to that Ms. Harder was the Policy Director for Senator Sam Brownback and also served as Deputy Policy Director at Empower America.
Ms. Harder has contributed articles to publications including Policy Review, Human Events, the Harvard Political Review, and various newspapers, as well as a chapter on fashion to the volume Building a Healthy Culture (Eerdmans 2001). Her ghost-written speeches and articles have appeared in Vital Speeches of the Day, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post, USA Today, and others. To learn more about Cherie Harder, visit the website of the Trinity Forum here: http://www.ttf.org/us-staff
Teachers, Administrators, Board Members
Wednesday, June 24, 2015, 9am to 5pm
Fees (before May 31): SCL Members: $145 Non-Members: $175
Fees (after May 31): SCL Members: $175 Non-Members: $205
Thursday through Saturday, June 25 - 27, 2015
(conference ends at noon)
Fees (before May 31): SCL Members: $395 Non-Members: $425
Fees: (after May 31): SCL Members: $425 Non-Members: $455