I hope you're planning on joining me at The Amaz!ng Meeting in less than two weeks, and this is your last chance to register before prices go up to late registration rates. Don't miss out!
Leading thinkers, science communicators, and best-selling authors like Susan Jacoby, Dan Ariely, Susan Blackmore, Jerry Coyne, Sanal Edamuruku, Faye Flam, Susan Haack, Marty Klein, Michael Mann, Cara Santa Maria, and so many more, are joining us for the first time this year, all focusing on scientific skepticism, and how to "fight the fakers." Happily for us all, many of our old friends like Penn & Teller, Steve Novella, Todd Robbins, Michael Shermer and Jamy Ian Swiss will be joining us again, as well.
As I've said so often before, TAM is unique, exciting, and memorable, and I can't point to any other such event that's as truly amazing. And don't forget that if you book before June 30, you will save $125 off of the late registration rate!
I hope to see you in Las Vegas in just less than weeks from now. Remember, I want to meet each and every one of you in person. Please don't disappoint me, okay?
- James Randi.
We are very excited that James Randi will be headlining The Amaz!ng Meeting with a special address titled FIGHTING THE FAKERS.
As you may have seen in the recent update on Randi's health, he has a very special presentation prepared. This year marks the 25th anniversary of Randi's decision to give up performing magic professionally so that he could devote himself full-time to advancing scientific skepticism. We're thrilled that he wants to celebrate the occasion with such an address, and boy does he have something AMAZ!NG in store!
This promises to be a talk you will not want to miss!
And that's in addition to our other headliner, Susan Jacoby, whose Friday Keynote is titled HOW TO DEFINE ‘FACTS’ WHEN WE’RE NOT ENTITLED TO OUR OWN, and the scores of other presenters on the program.
TAM 2013 is our largest yet with four days of nearly non-stop programing scheduled from 8AM until after midnight and over 85 presenters on the program.
And now it's just weeks away. If you haven’t reserved your spot yet, now’s the time!
Paul Provenza, the celebrated comic and social critic, presents a cadre of provocateurs and proud comic voices targeting hypocrisy, media distortion and the institutionalized ignorance infecting America. This year's lineup includes Jone Dore, Cynthia Carle, Gary Shapiro, Gary Stockdale & The 99%, and other special guests. Also with a special appearance by Father Guido Sarducci.
These skeptical comedians are distinguished by the savage bite of their wit, virtuosic command of irony and finely tuned bullshit detectors. Celebrating the spirit of the book of the same name, ¡SATIRISTAS! will chew the fat of traditional credulity and leave you wanting more.
In the tradition that began with the first Amaz!ng Meeting eleven years ago, the JREF invites select participants to share their skeptical work and accomplishments in short form presentations. This year's presetations are:
- Purpose Driven Life: A Psychiatrist's Evolutionary Perspective on Human Motivation
Dr. Ralph Lewis
- Accessible Skepticism through Comics
- The Marblehead UFO: What You Can Find from Your Armchair
- And That's Why They're Going to Hell: Teaching Literature in the Creationist Classroom
Eve Siebert, Ph.D
- The Great Global Debate
- Friends of Science in Medicine: Standing up for Science in Australia
Joanne Benhamu BN, RN
The Sunday Morning Papers session of TAM was established to recognize new voices and ideas and shine on them the spotlight of the TAM community. Congratulations to all of the presenters for being selected.
We anticipate Twitter will be increasingly active in the weeks leading up to, and at the event. #TAM2013 is our designated conference "hashtag" and we encourage you to connect with @JREF for official conference updates.
You can also keep up on everything that’s happening at the conference by joining the event on Lanyrd.
Our All Workshop Pass allows attendees to enjoy ten workshops you can’t experience anywhere else. From "How Your Camera Lies to You" to "Skeptics in the Dojo: Taking On The Martial Arts", TAM workshops are a unique opportunity to dive headlong into skeptical subjects and leave with new ways to share skepticism in your daily life.
Everyone who comes to TAM enjoys the “TAM experience,” but for those who want to enjoy access to all regular events at The Amaz!ng Meeting, The TAM Experience Package is an upgraded registration option that includes the following: (a) regular conference registration; (b) the All Workshop Pass; (c) tickets to all TAM evening shows; and (d) special, reserved VIP seating in all main program sessions and evening shows. This is the perfect way to have a great time while supporting the James Randi Educational Foundation.
TAM has become the largest conference to focus on science, skepticism and critical thinking over the past ten years, and has become the must-go-to event for skeptics and science advocates.