Speaking Engagements

December 2012 Engagements

December 3rd, 2012 – noon Fleet Science Center, Balboa Park, San Diego “Senior Monday talk”

December 3rd, 2012 – 6:30 pm San Diego Public Library, Mythology talk series: exploring the founding stories of peoples and nations, “2012: Science and the Prophecy of the Ancient Maya”

Maya 2012 color flyer  Maya 2012

December 10th, 2012 – 6:30pm Fleet Science Center, Balboa Park, San Diego “What the Maya Really Tell us About 2012”

December 13, 2012 – 7pm-11pm Mindshare LA Presents: “An Apocalyptic Christmas Party”…in the downtown Arts District  The Hub – 830 Traction Ave, Los Angeles 90013 Event info and tickets

December 18th-22nd, 2012 – I will take part in an informal meeting with the “Apocalypteros of 2012” in Chichen Itza, with John Hoopes and John Carlson and will be available for press interviews.

Earlier this year:

Friday, 27 July 2012: Webinar for “Calendar in the Sky”, the NASA-sponsored educational series dealing with Maya prophecy and scientific astronomy. Contact Bryan Mendez at Berkeley, Bryan J. Mendez, Ph.D., Education & Public Outreach Specialist
Center for Science Education, Space Sciences Laboratory, MC 7450
University of California, Berkeley, Berkeley, CA 94720-7450
Phone: (510) 643-2178 Fax: (510) 643-5660
bmendez@ssl.berkeley.edu http://cse.ssl.berkeley.edu/bmendez

4 – 8, August 2012 I’ll be part of a panel dealing with a scientific response to the 2012 phenomenon at the Astronomical Society of the Pacific Conference: “Communicating Science” DoubleTree Tucson – Reid Park, Tucson, Arizona

The article with the Doomsday Panel videos can be seen here:
http://lunarscience.nasa.gov/?p=4331…for more info.

23, August 2012 – Live phone interview with Dave Perlis on the “Night People” show, WFMU radio 91.1 fm, New York, Sometime during 7 – 8 pm Eastern / 4 – 5 pm Pacific time

4, October, 2012 – Carlos Museum, Emory University, Atlanta 7:30 pm Lecture on Maya Calendar etc. & reception for exhibition “Black Jaguar” Info: Elizabeth Hornor ehornor@emory.edu.  “Seeking evidence of Maya attitudes about calendric cycles and creation mythology, Mark van Stone undertook an examination of the corpus of Maya literature, from Classic Period inscriptions and Postclassic codices to colonial-era works such as thePopol Vuh and Chilam Balam books. In a lecture titled It’s Not the End of the World: What the Ancient Maya Tell Us About 2012, Dr. van Stone examines popular ideas of prophecy through the lens of Maya art and literature.”

6-7, October,  2012 – Dumbarton Oaks conference  in Washington, DC

10 October, 2012 6:30pm – “2012 and the Maya: It’s Not the End of the World”
American Museum of Natural History Hayden Planetarium, Central Park West at 79th Street
New York, NY 10024, Calendar

11 October, 2012, 12-1pm – Library of Congress –Lecture: The Ancient Maya and the Year 2012 by Mark Van Stone A Hispanic Division and Hispanic Cultural Society Event, Montpelier Room / James Madison Building, 6th Floor, Free and Open to the Public

12 October, 2012 – Apocalypse Conference, New York City, NY

16 October, 2012 – Johns Hopkins University,  Lecture “Read My Glyphs”  for info: gscheper@jhu.edu

18 October, 2012 – Princeton University, Lecture for Maya studies class by Bryan Just

23 or 25th October, 2012 – LaGuardia Community College

26th October, 2012 – Portland, OR

2 November, 2012 – Long Beach City College Art Department – evening lecture on the Maya and 2012

3/4 November, 2012 – Maya Glyph Workshop, Long Beach City College,  lecture and workshop is in the Art Dept.  I will give a lecture Friday night and teach glyphs all day Saturday. For more information, contact Carol Roemer @ ckroemer@mac.com

3 Nov 2012  “Meet the Author” Webinar/”Panel Call” for Maya Calendar Portal

5 November 2012 in E. San Diego County, San Diego Museum of Art East County Organization, Lecture TBA, Info: esmith50@cox.net

10 November, 2012 – Crystal Cathedral, The breakout session begins are scheduled to run from 3-5:00 PM. Your session will be 90 minutes in duration. The session will be held in either Arboretum or Tower Two, which seat 800 and 250 respectively.  We expect 2800 to attend the keynote sessions which begin at 6 PM – invited guests include, though not all confirmed, Sean Hannity, Israeli Ambassador Oren and Jentzen Franklin.

14 -18 November 2012, At the Anthropology and Environment Society (division of the AAA): A panel discussion at the American Anthropological Association annual conference, San Francisco, “2012, The Maya, and the New Age: Crossing Borders Both Ways”, Van Stone will be one of nine presenters. aaa@confex.com (Meeting #17269) From the AAA website: “All scholarly sessions will take place at the Hilton San Francisco Union Square. Some special events, workshops and meetings will also take place across the street at the Hotel Nikko San Francisco.”


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