The American Scientific Affiliation 67th Annual Meeting

Friday, July 20, 2012 (All day) - Monday, July 23, 2012 (All day)

PLNU will host the 67th American Scientific Affiliation Annual Meeting

The American Scientific Affiliation (ASA) was founded in 1941 as a fellowship of scientists and engineers who share a common fidelity to the Word of God and a commitment to integrity in the practice of science. The theme of this year’s meeting is “Science, Faith, and the Media: Communicating beyond Books.” The meeting is open to the public; registration is online at


Plenary Speakers

Jack Johnson
Professor, Department of Molecular Biology, Lab of Structural Virology, The Scripps Research Institute, La Jolla, CA

Dean Nelson 
Journalism Professor at Point Loma Nazarene Univeristy & Author of Quantum Leap: How John Polkinghorne Found God in Science and Religion 

Chris Perez
Public Relations and Interactive Marketing Counselor and Educator, consultant for over 60 companies and organizations including JVC, USFDA, American Cancer Society, and Amazon

Rebecca Ver Straten-McSparran
Philosopher, Theologian, Instructor, and Director of the Los Angeles Film Studies Center

Ralph Winter
Producer of 4 X-Men, Star Trek III, IV, V & VI, 2 Fantastic Fours, Cool It, Left Behind, and Mother Mary of Christ


Tentative Symposia Topics

Communicating Earth Science to the Public: Opportunities and Pitfalls
Why Public Relations Matters—PR Basic: Deliver the Message
Personal Branding and Social Media
Science, Religion, and the Newsroom
Christians and Science in Film
Appropriate Technologies
Genetics and Human Origins
Information and the Origin of Life
Science, Faith, and Engineering
Poster Session 



"Christianity and the Scientific Revolution" by Ted Davis
"Coming out Christian Online" by Pamela Gay 



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