JREF (James Randi Educational Foundation) has just published a promotional newsletter about the upcoming TAM2013 (The Amaz!ng Meeting) conference.
I realise I haven’t really talked too much about TAM here, and haven’t really taken much time to promote the workshop I will be leading at the conference. I strongly encourage anyone to attend you can make it, and come and sit in our Crowdsourcing Skepticism workshop, because it is going to be awesome. I promise.
Here are the six reasons JREF gives to attend:
- See skepticism in action (and $1 Million on the line!) with a live paranormal challenge on stage — JREF’s 2012 Live Million Dollar Paranormal Challenge last year was one of the most popular aspects of the event.
- Roll up your sleeves for science and skepticism. Get the training you need to Fight the Fakers with our ten hands-on education and activism skepticism workshops!
- Witness demonic possession and a live exorcism, provocative stand-up comedy by some of the brightest comedians working today, dumbfounding magic, mind reading and sideshow feats, and more at TAM’s popular evening shows.
- Hey, hey, they’re the NoGodBand – Dance the night away with your fellow heathens at Penn Jillette’s Private Rock & Roll, Doughnut and Bacon Party. Be forewarned: There will be obscenity. There will be scantily-clad people. You will learn nothing. And everyone is invited. 🙂
- Commune with the diverse and vibrant skeptical community—come and share learning, laughs, and the scientific skeptic perspective with fellow inquirers and a host of distinguished guest speakers. You’ll be at the largest gathering of scientific skeptics in the world!
- TAM 2013 is actually cheaper than any other skeptic conference when hotel, travel, and meals are factored in. Hotel rates for similar conferences range from $150-200 per night, while our TAM group rates go as low as $45 a night! But the group rates end tomorrow, so book your hotel room right now with JREF’s group code AMA0707!
Personally I think you should attend just to see my workshop on rbutr, and other crowdsourced skepticism projects 😉 I was there last year, but this year promises to be just as impressive.
Workshop 2B Crowd-Sourcing Skepticism
Increasingly, people are getting their information off the internet. If we can help make that process even a little more skeptical, we might be able to break the cycle of misinformation being spread from one generation to the next. We can help save people and society as a whole, time, money and even lives. With a concerted effort, we may be able to usher in a new age of global skepticism, where all beliefs are actually formed through rational processes backed by evidence.
With tools like rbutr and @SkepticAction, and projects like Guerrilla Skepticism on Wikipedia, this workshop will show you how you can participate in making this happen. Get involved, and help us make the world a more skeptical place.
Presenters include Shane Greeup, Susan Gerbic, and Tim Farley.
I can’t wait to meet more of you in person again this year! TAM : The Amazing Meeting 2013
What are you looking forward to at TAM2013? Let us know below.