Hours left to save $50 on the biggest skeptics' event of the year. PDF Print E-mail
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Written by JREF Staff   
Wednesday, 30 April 2014 11:12

Special early registration pricing ends today, Wednesday, April 30.

If you haven’t reserved your spot yet, now’s the time! Register today and lock in the savings. »

This annual celebration of critical thinking is an unparalleled opportunity to make like-minded friends, enjoy some of the brightest minds on issues important to skeptics, and leave with tools for spreading a helpful and educational message to those who might be hurt by charlatans and unfounded belief. TAM has become the must-go-to event for skeptics and science advocates.

Join James Randi and over a thousand other like-minded folks for four days of fun, friendship, and critical thinking!


TAM 2014 offers four full days of skeptical programing running from early morning until after midnight most nights, including main conference sessions featuring dozens of talks, panel discussions, and special afternoon and evening keynote presentations by such luminaries as BILL NYE, DANIEL DENNETT, MARIETTE DICHRISTINA, MICHAEL SHERMER, PATRICIA CHURCHLAND, ELIZABETH LOFTUS, CAROL TAVRIS, RICHARD WISEMAN, and many, many more. Amazing!

But there's a lot more to TAM than just the the main conference sessions. TAM 2014 offers a wide array of other educational and entertaining activites, including:

  • Ten skeptic WORKSHOPS offering hands-on activist and educational training.
  • Three advance theatrical screenings of AN HONEST LIAR, offering an exclusive pre-release look at the documentary about the life of James Randi following the movie’s debut at the 2014 Tribeca Film Festival, and other film festivals.
  • Paul Provenza’s annual night of unflinching comedy, ¡SATIRISTAS LIVE!, featuring some of the brightest skeptical stars in comedy today.
  • The acclaimed DARK STORIES magic and spiritualism show, a night of spooky and strange starring two of the world’s most offbeat magicians, Eugene Burger and Michael Carbonaro.
  • Penn Jillette’s private ROCK & ROLL, DOUGHNUT AND BACON PARTY, one of the highlights during TAM each year.
  • A live on-stage test of an applicant for the JREF’s MILLION DOLLAR PARANORMAL CHALLENGE.
  • The SKEPTICS’ POKER TOURNAMENT, featuring VIPs from the worlds of science and skepticism.
  • A special DINNER, GAME SHOW, AND AUCTION starring The Skeptics’ Guide to The Universe, benefiting JREF’s K-12 educational programs.
  • Exclusive, INTIMATE LUNCHEONS with Randi and other TAM luminaries.
  • Dozens of AUTHOR SIGNINGS with speakers from the TAM 2014 stage.
  • A packed EXHIBIT HALL featuring TAM sponsors, partners, and rationalist organizations highlighting their services and products of interest to the growing skeptic community.

More details on these events can be found on the TAM website ≫

But the best thing about TAM is still the community and camaraderie. You’re in the company of hundreds of other people who prefer the world the way it really is: real.

Enjoy all of this and much, much more — Register for TAM today!

Bill Nye at TAM 2014, An Honest Liar Trailer, Early Registration Ends Soon! PDF Print E-mail
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Written by JREF Staff   
Friday, 25 April 2014 12:49


Bill-Nye-tan-coat-lr.jpgWe are pleased to announce that Bill Nye will be joining us at The Amaz!ng Meeting 2014 in Las Vegas, NV to deliver one of our keynote presentations.

Hot off his recent high-profile debate with creationist Ken Ham, Bill Nye is just the latest addition to an outstanding lineup including James Randi, Daniel Dennett, Mariette DiChristina, Michael Shermer, Patricia Churchland, Robert Kurzban, Scott Lilienfeld, Sally Satel, Elizabeth Loftus, Steven Novella, Paul Offit, Eugenie Scott, Carol Tavris and Richard Wiseman, and many, many more!

The Amaz!ng Meeting (TAM) is an annual celebration of science, skepticism, and critical thinking. People from all over the world come to The Amaz!ng Meetings each year to share learning, laughs, and the skeptical perspective with their fellow skeptics and a host of distinguished guest speakers and panelists.

Early Registration Ends April 30th. If you haven’t reserved your spot yet, now’s the time!

Register by April 30 and save $50 »

Call (213) 293-3092 to register by phone.

Learn more at amazingmeeting.com

Teaching Sense with Nonsense PDF Print E-mail
Written by Jamy Ian Swiss   
Wednesday, 23 April 2014 09:57

This terrific blog piece on Forbes.com should be of interest to any and all supporters of scientific skepticism and spreading the rationalist worldview.  Beginning by pointing out the commonplace belief of Americans in pseudoscientific claims ranging from witches to ghosts to ESP, the writer, Steven Ross Pomeroy, right calls out media figures like Dr. Mehmet Oz, “who’s touted more than 16 weight-loss miracles on his show,” along with anti-science co-conspirators like Deepak Chopra and the TLC network for promoting “Long Island medium” Theresa Caputo.  

Ignorance is trendy: This week in Doubtful News for April 22, 2014 PDF Print E-mail
Written by Sharon Hill   
Tuesday, 22 April 2014 09:50

Here is a rundown of the alternative views that will make you less smart this week courtesy of Doubtful News.

Last Week In Science Based Medicine PDF Print E-mail
Written by Harriet Hall   
Monday, 21 April 2014 12:16

Here is a recap of the stories that appeared last week at Science-Based Medicine, a multi-author skeptical blog that separates the science from the woo-woo in medicine.

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