• Outbreak: Fighting Disease in a Changing World

    Outbreak: Fighting Disease in a Changing World

    Influenza and HIV have killed tens of millions of people every year. In this forum, participants learn about and discuss the decision-making behind how we deal with disease outbreaks and how we can prevent the next outbreak from occurring. Learn More

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    Should Humans be Allowed to Drive: The Risks and Rewards of Self-Driving Cars

    How should we handle the rapid improvement in the technology that enables self-driving cars? At this interactive forum, learn about the development of self-driving cars and how we as a society might regulate them. Learn More

  • Editing Our Evolution: Human Genome Editing

    Editing Our Evolution: Human Genome Editing

    As gene editing techniques become more refined, the possibility of editing the human genome is moving from science fiction to reality. What should we do with this power? Many in the scientific community are calling for strict regulations on the use of this technology, while others are excited about the possibilities. Learn More


Forum programs engage participants in deliberative, inclusive conversations about issues that lie at the intersection of science and society. These programs allow Museum visitors, scientists, and policymakers to share their perspectives and learn from one another. The Museum of Science has developed and hosted over 100 Forum programs on a wide variety of topics, such as nanotechnology, deep space exploration, climate and energy policy, and synthetic biology.

This archive shares many of those Forum resources so that educators at other institutions can host Forum programs in their own communities. For more information, or if you have any questions, please email our team at forumrsvp@mos.org.

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