SkeptiCal Conference – June 11

SkeptiCal is back!

SkeptiCal is a one-day mini-con with speakers and breakout sessions.  This year it will be held at the Shattuck Hotel Plaza in Berkeley California. 

Tickets are $45 until May 15, when they will increase to $50.  Check-in opens at 8:30 and the conference starts at 9 am.

See the SkeptiCal website for location and registration.

CVAAS will be tabling at SkeptiCal again this year.  We did so for the first time last year and had a blast!  Last year Speakers Steve Silberman and Carolyn Porco (and everyone else) just blew us away!

Eugenie Scott

This year’s speakers and topics will include:

  • Eugenie Scott – The Science and Pseudoscience of Race
  • Andrew Fraknoi – Eclipse  Myths and How to Prepare for August’s ‘All-American’ Eclipse
  • Judith Horstman – Myths of the Brain
  • Marty Klein – Pornography 2017: PornPanic, Public Health, & Porn Literacy
  • Edward Wasserman – All The News That’s Fit To Fake
  • Brian Dunning – “Waterspouts & Swamp Gas: Challenging Popular Assumptions”

And finally, Luigi Anzivino, who holds a doctorate in Behavioral Neuroscience, will use magic and slight of hand to help explain our understanding of the science behind perception.

CVAAS will be convoying to SkeptiCal on Sunday Morning.  If you would like to be part of that, RSVP at our Meetup site.