In an ongoing effort to communicate the implications of modern biomedical technology to the public, Northwestern University launched a science outreach program in April of 2001. These conferences are designed to inform the public, in layman's terms, of the scientific, ethical, legal and social implications of advances in life science research. An informed citizenry will make better policy decisions about how these advances should be applied, using the highest ethical standards. All events are free and open to the public. No tickets or pre-registration required.