WSF Live

Be part of the Festival experience by hosting WSF Live events in your community or school. Through our live-streamed events, you can engage your audiences in cutting-edge science and remarkable discoveries, examined and explained by the brightest minds in the field.

Join the conversation on-stage and backstage, by connecting with the WSF New York audience and other WSF remote audiences through dedicated social media channels.

Enhance the live-streamed programs with your own on-site experts and thought leaders. A WSF staff liaison will guide you through the process and help you build your on-site event. View the technical support specifications

Participate in WSF Live in one of the following ways:

  • LIVE STREAM real-time events as they unfold at WSF in New York.
  • PREMIERE SCREENING and showcase the Festival’s event on your own time, your own schedule.

Get Involved

Share the experience with other like-minded science enthusiasts and be a part of the global community as a WSF Live Partner.
If you are interested in becoming a WSF Live Partner, contact Kadi Hughes, Special Projects Manager.

If you’d like to embed the Livestream player on your own web page, click here.

 2014 WSF Live Available Programs

Big Ideas

The Big Ideas series features innovative programs that inspire and captivate audiences while exploring some of the most complex of scientific questions, including our origins, our fundamental nature, and our place in the cosmos.

2014_particlefever_275Measure for Measure: Quantum Physics and Reality
Thursday May 29, 2014; 08:00 PM-09:30 PM
Moderator: Brian Greene
Participants: David Z. Albert, Sean Carroll, Sheldon Goldstein, Ruediger Schack
2014_particlefever_275Cells to Silicon: Your Brain in 2050
Thursday May 29, 2014; 08:00 PM-09:30 PM
Moderator: Robert Krulwich
Participants: Gary Marcus, John Donoghue, Sheila Nirenberg, Michel M. Maharbiz
2014_designergenes_275Designer Genes: Fashioning Our Biological Future
Friday May 30, 2014; 08:00 PM-09:30 PM
Participants: George Church, Nita A. Farahany, Jamie A. Grifo, Sheldon Krimsky, Paula Amato
TRU1075393_200x200Better, Stronger, Faster: The Future of the Bionic Body
Saturday May 31, 2014; 02:00 PM-03:30 PM
Participants: John Donoghue, Jennifer French, Joseph J. Fins, P. Hunter Peckham
SMALL200x200Alien Life: Will We Know When We See It?
Saturday May 31, 2014; 08:00 PM-09:30 PM
Moderator: John Hockenberry
Participants: Jack W. Szostak, Paul Davies, Sara Seager, Dimitar Sasselov
DSC_4882_1CROP_200x200The Deceptive Watchman: Mind, Brain, Time
Sunday June 1, 2014; 01:00 PM-02:30 PM
Moderator: John Hockenberry
Participants: Lila Davachi, Dean Buonomano, David Eagleman, Kia Nobre
DSC_6257_200x200Go Figure: Predicting the World with Math
Sunday June 1, 2014; 05:00 PM-06:30 PM
Moderator: Ira Flatow
Participants: James Fowler, Steven Strogatz, Andrew W. Lo, Seth Lloyd


2014 Kavli Programs

The prestigious Kavli Prizes recognize scientists for major advances in three research areas: astrophysics, nanoscience and neuroscience—the big, the small and the complex.

kavli1-232x2322014 Kavli Prizes
Thursday May 29, 2014; 08:00 AM-10:00 AM
Moderator: Richard Besser
Participants: Alan Alda, Brian Greene, Ann Graybiel, Eric Kandel, Martin Rees, Paul Weiss
2014_craving_275The Craving Brain: The Neuroscience of Uncontrollable Urges
Saturday May 31, 2014;08:00 PM-09:30 PM
Moderator: Elizabeth Vargas
Participants: Nora D. Volkow, Kim D. Janda, Eric Nestler, Amir Levine


Youth & Family Programs

cool_jobs_2010Cool Jobs
Sunday June 1, 2014; 01:00 PM-02:30 PM
Moderator: Bob Pflugfelder
Participants: Chad Jenkins, Michael J. Massimino, Becca Peixotto, Hannah Morris, Mark Siddall
DSC_5388_200x200What is Color?
Sunday June 1, 2014; 04:00 PM-05:30 PM
Moderator: Alan Alda
Participants: David Eagleman, Kaitlyn Hova, Bevil Conway, Jay Neitz

WSF Signature Events

SMALL-DSC_5593_200x200Ripples from the Big Bang: Listening to the Beginning of Time
Friday May 30, 2014; 08:00 PM-09:30 PM
Moderator: Brian Greene
Participants: Andrei Linde, Alan Guth, Amber Miller, John Kovac, Paul Steinhardt


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