Festival of Bad ad Hoc Hypotheses

Theme: Evolution
September 19th
Keynote: Abby Howard

Theme: Evolution
October 22nd
Keynote: Kris Wilson

Theme: Big Science
October 11th
Keynote: Matt Inman
BAHFest is a celebration of well-argued and thoroughly researched but completely incorrect scientific theory. Our brave speakers present their bad theories in front of a live audience and a panel of judges with real science credentials, who together determine who takes home the coveted BAHFest trophy.

And eternal glory, of course.

BAHFest Seattle 2015

BAHFest makes its Pacific Northwest debut at Seattle Townhall, with the all new theme "Big Science," this October 11th!

Matt Inman of The Oatmeal will give the keynote!

Buy your tickets here!

BAHFest East 2015

BAHFest returns to the Kresge Auditorium at MIT this September 19th.

Abby Howard of Junior Scientist Power Hour will give the keynote!

Judges: Robin Abrahams, Michael Anderson, Rosemary Mosco, and Max Tegmark.

Co-hosted by the Lecture Series Committee.

BAHFest West 2015

BAHFest returns to the historic Castro Theatre in San Francisco this October 22nd.

Kris Wilson of Cyanide and Happiness will give the keynote!

Judges: Phil Plait, Jonathan Eisen, Annalee Newitz, and Sarah Hird.

Co-hosted by the Bay Area Science Festival.

We are preparing the site for our 2015 season now. In the meantime, please enjoy some of our favorite videos from BAHFests past.