UPCOMING EVENTS

April 24, 2017, Fort Collins, Colorado

As part of the on-going Science on Tap series in Fort Collins, Avery Gilbert will present "The Science of Smell: Understanding Human Odor Perception." The free event is open to the public and takes place at 6:30 p.m. at The Wolverine Farm Letterpress & Publick House, located at 316 Willow Street. "Come for the beer, stay for the science."

PREVIOUSLY

April 13, 2017, New York, New York

Columbia University's Presidential Scholars in Society and Neuroscience presented "The Human Sense of Smell," a program moderated by Ann-Sophie Barwich. Philosopher Barry Smith and scientist Don Wilson were the speakers; Clare Batty and Avery Gilbert were the respondents. The public event was held at The Italian Academy at Columbia University.

May 6, 2016, Los Angeles, California

As part of the AIX Scent Fair at the Hammer Museum, Avery Gilbert joined a panel moderated by the Institute for Art and Olfaction's Saski Wilson-Brown.

March 22, 2016, Weehawken, New Jersey

Avery Gilbert spoke to a joint meeting of the New York Society of Cosmetic Chemists and the American Society of Perfumers at the Chart House in Weehawken, NJ. The title of his presentation was The Golden Age of Fragrance and How We Got Here.

May 6, 2015, Chicago, Illinois

Avery Gilbert spoke at the mid-year meeting of the Consumer Specialty Products Association in Chicago. His presentation to the Air Care DIvision Program was titled What the Nose Knows: Multisensory Expressions of Scent in Everyday Life.

June 12, 2014, New York, New York

Avery Gilbert will be the opening speaker at ScentWorld 2014 in New York City. His topic is how to make sensory strategies part of an integrated marketing campaign. Conference information and registration can be found here. Conference is at the Metropolitan Pavilion, 125 W. 18th Street. Gilbert's talk begins at 8:30.

June 20, 2013, Sydney, Australia

Avery Gilbert was a guest on The Project, a current affairs show airing nationally on Australia’s Network Ten. He discussed smelly topics with panelists Peter Helliar, Charlie Pickering, Carrie Bickmore and Natasha Stott-Despoja.

April 23, 2013, Los Angeles, California

As a fundraiser for the Institute for Art & Olfaction, Avery Gilbert led a workshop on The Art & Science of Synesthesia at the IAO headquarters in the LA Mart.

October 17 & November 20, 2012, New York City

Avery Gilbert led workshops on The Art & Science of Synesthesia, hosted at MiN New York. Participants joined in an interactive exploration of synesthesia, the multisensory phenomena that connect smell, sight and sound and that all of us experience to a greater or lesser degree. Synesthesia has inspired artists, musicians, poets and perfumers, and the workshop offered ways these associations can be used in art, performance, and product design.

December 2, 2011, Kennett Square, Pennsylvania

Avery Gilbert spoke at the Charles F. Patton Middle School on the science of smell as part of the Hadley Memorial Fund series of cultural and entertainment programs.

June 4, 2011, New York City

Dr. Gilbert spoke at the sold-out World Science Festival event "Scents and Sensibilities: The Invisible Language of Smell." Other panelists were Leslie Vosshall, Sissel Tolaas, and Consuelo De Moraes. The event took place at the New School's Tishman Auditorium. Video of the event will be posted soon.

October 23, 2010, Brooklyn, New York

Dr. Gilbert gave a presentation on Smellscapes: Real & Imagined, as part of a series called "The Space Life of Smell." The free, open-to-the public event was sponsored by The Public School - New York took place Saturday evening at 177 Livingston Street in Brooklyn.

May 10, 2010, New York City

Dr. Gilbert was one of two speakers addressing the theme of Sensory Experience, at an event in the Salon Speakers Series sponsored by Johnson & Johnson's Global Strategic Design Office.

April 29, 2010, Las Vegas, Nevada

Dr. Gilbert addressed the American Rhinologic Society's spring meeting at Bally's Hotel & Casino. His topic was "What the Rhinologist Needs to Know about Sense of Smell."

March 21, 2010, Kennett Square, Pennsylvania

Dr. Gilbert spoke on What the Nose Knows as a lead-in to Making Scents: The Art and Passion of Fragrance, a major exhibition at Longwood Gardens. The event was sold out.

June 3, 2009, Manchester, Vermont

Dr. Gilbert spoke on "The Scent of Literature" at an event sponsored by the Vermont Humanities Council. He showed how the works of Nathaniel Hawthorne, Emily Dickinson, and others embody traits of olfactory genius. A booksigning followed. The event took place at the First Congregational Church on Main Street.

The Manchester Journal's Andrew McKeever posted an interview with Gilbert.

April 25, 2009, Los Angeles, California

Avery Gilbert spoke on the "Real Science" panel at the Los Angeles Times Festival of Books. The event was held on the UCLA campus. Dr. Gilbert's book What the Nose Knows was a finalist for a Los Angeles Times Book Prize in the Science & Technology category.

April 18, 2009, Minneapolis, Minnesota

Avery Gilbert spoke at the Bell Museum of Natural History's about the scents of attraction and seduction: how the sense of smell makes us part of the chemical conversation between plants and pollinators, herbivores and predators. The event took place the University of Minnesota campus and included wine and dessert afterwards.

February 23, 2009, Purchase, New York

Avery Gilbert and Columbia University biology professor Stuart Firestein spoke on Scents and Sensibility: The Science of Smell in Everyday Life at the Purchase College Performing Arts Center.

January 7, 2009, Manchester, Vermont

Dr. Gilbert's "First Wednesdays" talk the First Congregational Church was postponed because of bad weather. It has been rescheduled for June 3, 2009 (see above).

December 2, 2008, New York City

Avery Gilbert and Rockefeller University neurogeneticist Leslie Vosshall presented "A Rose by Any Other Name . . . Understanding the Complex Sense of Smell, " as part of the New York Academy of Sciences "Science of the Five Senses" series.

October 25, 2008, New York City

The event-based group of fragrance aficiandos known as Sniffapalooza featured Avery Gilbert as a speaker at their annual Fall Ball. He discussed the psychology of odor perception and the enjoyment of perfume during a luncheon at the restaurant Opia, 130 E. 57th Street.

October 22, 2008, New York City

Lecture on the science and culture of smell at a luncheon sponsored by the New York Hall of Science and held at the National Arts Club.

July 31, 2008, Montclair, NJ

Talk and book signing at Watchung Booksellers.

July 23, 2008, San Francisco

Talk and book signing at the Borders store on Union Square.

July 17, 2008, New York City

Talk and book signing at the Barnes & Noble store in Greenwich Village.

June 30, 2008, New York City

Lecture and book signing at the Scent World Expo at the Marriott Marquis.

June 25, 2008, Philadelphia, PA

Talk and book signing at the University of Pennsylvania bookstore.