American Society of Naturalists

A membership society whose goal is to advance and to diffuse knowledge of organic evolution and other broad biological principles so as to enhance the conceptual unification of the biological sciences.

Outside the Distribution--Pitch your story! Come to the Show!

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Come to the Show! June 23

Stories are powerful. Whether hilarious or heartbreaking, subversive or soothing, it matters who takes the stage and what stories are told. On June 23, 2019, The Story Collider will host a very special live show at the Evolution Meetings in Providence. This event is co-organized by the Diversity Committees of the ASN, SSB, and SSE with the goal of highlighting the diverse voices of evolutionary biology!

Tickets for this event are $15 and available for purchase via the conference registration site.

Tell your story! Pitches due May 3

The Story Collider producers and event organizers are now recruiting submissions from story tellers! We are searching for five people to share true, personal stories on the theme Outside the Distribution.

All you need at this point is the seed of an idea for your story. It can be about almost anything—an important experiment, a rough day in the field, misadventure, love, loss, and more; but it must be about you. Our format does not include slides or props. It’s not the place for lectures. It’s about lived experiences. Exotic locations and exciting action never hurt, but what we care about is how you’ve grown as a result of the events in your life. If you’re selected for the show, experienced Story Collider producers will work with you for more than a month to help you prepare.

Send a brief pitch to  with “Evolution Story Idea” in the subject. The deadline for pitches is May 3, 2019. If you are curious or would like some inspiration, read more at or browse The Story Collider podcast archive at