Uploading the Human Mind, a debate with Aubrey de Grey at Future Trends Forum, Madrid. (December)

- With Daniel Barenboim: The Strange Order of Things, Wasmuth lecture and conversation at Boulez Hall, Berlin, Germany. (November)

- In the Beginning Was Emotion, Guest speaker at the Politics of Emotion/ Power of Affect Lecture Series, Academy of Fine Arts, Munich, Germany. (November)

- Guest lecturer for the Scientists Program of the Conselho de Estado, Palace of Belém, Lisbon, Portugal. (October)

Biology and Ethics, Keynote speaker, with Hanna Damasio, at the XX National Seminar National Council of Ethics for the Life Sciences, Tribute to João Lobo Antunes, Gulbenkian Foundation, Lisbon, Portugal. (October)

- The Neurobiology of Feeling, Lecture at the 2017 Congress Attachment and Trauma: The Neurobiology of Healing, New York. (October)

- “Human Memory: The Neurocognitive Perspective” Global Summit on Alzheimer’s Disease and Other Neurodegenerative Disorders, Champalimaud Foundation, Lisbon, Portugal. With Hanna Damasio. (September)

- “The Strange Order of Things: Homeostasis, Feeling, and the Making of Cultures”. Keynote speakers at the Copernicus Festival, Krakow, Poland. With Hanna Damasio. (May)

“The Biological Roots of the Cultural Mind”, Plenary lecture and panel discussion at the Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, Sweden. (May)

Brain, Body, and Feeling: The Essential Neuroscience, Lecture at the 2017 London Congress Attachment and Trauma: The Mind and Body Resilience, London, England. (May)

- “Biology and the Boundaries of Humanity”, Distinguished speaker at the Boundaries of Humanity Conference at Stanford University, California. (April)

- “Brain Science, Well-Being, and Education”, Half Century Trojans Going Back to College Day, University of Southern California, Los Angeles. With Assal Habibi. (March)

- Body and Mind: Homeostasis, Feeling, and Cultures, Lecture at the Israel Academy of Sciences and Humanities, Jerusalem. (February)