July 12-15, 2012 | South Point Hotel, Casino & Spa | Las Vegas, NV
24 Talks | 5 Panels | 10 Workshops | 3 Evening Shows | 3 Late Night Events
2 Live SGU Shows | 1 Million Dollar Challenge
The Amaz!ng Meeting (TAM), the world’s largest celebration of science, skepticism and critical thinking, is just two weeks away. With well over one thousand skeptics already signed up, if you haven’t reserved your spot yet, now’s the time!
Register by July 1 and Save $125 »
Call (213) 293-3092 to register by phone.
Check out the the full schedule online. We have an AMAZ!NG lineup of exciting talks, panels and workshops, with brilliant speakers like Penn & Teller, Carol Tavris, Lawrence Krauss, Pamela Gay and Randi himself.
Talk topics include "The Moral Arc of Science," "The Future and Nothing," "Techno-optimism vs. Reality," "The Self Illusion," "Ignorance: How It Drives Science," and many, many more!
TAM is a full four-day skeptical immersion experience, from early morning to after midnight each night, debating, discussing and celebrating skepticism and its goals.
NEW! — TAM Late Night: Teller Talks!
We are thrilled to announce an exciting addition to the TAM program: an exclusive Thursday night screening of Play Dead. This "wild, wicked" (New York Times) Off-Broadway hit, written by Teller and Todd Robbins, starring Robbins and directed by Teller is now a "mind-blowing" (New York Magazine) performance film. Watch a sophisticated New York audience turned into giggling, screaming adolescents by a magical adult spook show written by and for skeptics. The Wall Street Journal called it "funny, furious, and wholly enthralling!" and the New York Post says it is "fiendishly frightening!" The film will be followed by a brief Q&A with Teller himself.
And Don't Forget Penn's Private Rock & Roll, Doughnut and Bacon Party 2: Bring the Stupid!
Stretch Your Skeptical Skills
Our All Workshop Pass allows attendees to enjoy the ten workshops you can’t experience anywhere else, from "Science and Skepticism 101" to "How to Tell the Future", in which psychology expert Ray Hyman shares tools on cold reading and other techniques “psychics” use. TAM workshops are a unique opportunity to dive headlong into skeptical subjects and leave with new ways to share skepticism in your daily life.
More Outstanding Evening Entertainment
See it all with The TAM Experience Package
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.
Share a Round of Poker with Your Favorite Skeptic!
And what would a trip to Vegas be without a little gambling? Join us for the first annual Skeptics’ Poker Tournament at TAM! Share the tables with your favorite skeptics, including Jamy Ian Swiss, George Hrab, Steven Novella, Jay Novella, Bob Novella, Evan Bernstein and others. Make the rounds to every skeptic’s table by winning the previous hand. This special TAM event starts Saturday, July 14th at 11 pm, and includes private cocktail servers and an open bar. Don’t miss it!
Not a poker champ yet? Skeptic and reality TV star Joshie Berger will host A Skeptic’s Guide to Poker clinic at TAM that you can participate in for FREE. Take advantage of this opportunity to learn the game or polish your skills from a skeptic who has played poker professionally for close to a decade.
You can buy your ticket to the poker tournament once you arrive at TAM ($125 per person buy-in, with proceeds benefiting the JREF and SGU). Please email email@example.com to RSVP or with any questions.
Have You Scheduled Your Lunch Date with Randi?
Finally, top off TAM with a lunch with the Amaz!ng One himself, James Randi, as well as other engaging TAM speakers, at our exclusive VIP luncheon. Ticket sales benefit the JREF’s important work to fight charlatans.
For the full TAM schedule, click here.
And be sure to keep up on everything that’s happening at the conference by joining the event on Lanyrd.
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