CONVERGENCE is a live show and podcast that brings together two people from vastly different fields to explore how emerging science and tech will affect culture, society, and politics in the near future.Together with a curious and often passionate audience, host Meehan Meehan Crist, and her guests grapple with the questions we need to ask today to help shape the future we want tomorrow. Each event brings out themes and ideas missing when conversations stay siloed.


Meehan Crist is writer in residence in biological sciences at Columbia University. Previously, she was editor at large at Nautilus and reviews editor at The Believer. Her writing explores the intersection of science, culture, and politics: from sensory deprivation tanks and the KUBARK manual to cephalopod consciousness and climate change. Her work has appeared in publications such as the New York Times, the Los Angeles Times, the Atlantic, the New Republic, Tin House, Lapham’s Quarterly, London Review of Books, Scientific American, and Science. You can find her online at or on Twitter @meehancrist.


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Convergence: Coastal Cities Confront Rising Seas

January 18 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm EST

Convergence: Artificial Wombs

November 9, 2017 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm EST

Convergence: Asteroid Mining and the Privatization of Space

October 12, 2017 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm EST