And our MC for NECSS 2020


NECSS 2020 will be an all digital live stream that you can watch from any device.

NECSS 2020: We plan on having a Friday night conference kick off on July 31st and a full day schedule on Saturday August 1st.
NECSS 2021 will be held in Atlantic City with details following soon!

Come join us this year from the comfort of your own virus free home.

Not able to attend in person?
Then watch the livestream!

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What is NECSS?

The Northeast Conference on Science & Skepticism (pronounced “nexus”) is a science and critical thinking conference held annually in New York City. NECSS welcomes leading scientists, educators, activists, and artists who educate and engage conference attendees through individual presentations, panel discussions, workshops, and performance pieces. NECSS is as much a meeting of minds as it is a conference, and social events and mixers are organized throughout the weekend to allow attendees the opportunity to mix and mingle in a friendly, relaxed atmosphere.

Who is NECSS for?

NECSS is for everyone! NECSS attracts hundreds of people, from all different walks of life, from around the world. It is a forum for the general public to mingle with scientists, educators, philosophers, medical professionals, students, and many other people that you might not ordinarily meet. Everyone can find something of interest during these four days of conversation!

What Else?

NECSS is produced by New York City Skeptics, the New England Skeptical Society, The Skeptics’ Guide to the Universe, and The Society for Science-Based Medicine. NECSS attracts hundreds of people from all walks of life from around the world. Presenters include scientists, educators, philosophers, entertainers, activists, and authors from a variety of backgrounds and experiences, each of whom will share their unique perspective with conference attendees.

6:00 PM
Friday Stream Start
6:30 PM
Welcome to NECSS, hosted by George Hrab
6:35 PM
Steven Novella
7:00 PM
KEYNOTE- David Copperfield & Bill Nye

A generational quiz show!

9:30 AM
Livestream Begins
10 AM
George Opens the Conference
10:10 AM
Richard Wiseman & Steven Novella
11:10 AM
Speaker - Ilyse Hogue
12:10 PM
Speaker - Adam Berinsky
1:10 PM
Speaker - Christie Aschwanden
1:50 PM
Andrea Jones Rooy
3 PM
3:15 PM
SGU Podcast Live
4:45 PM
Jennifer Pan
5:15 PM
Cocktail Hour
6:15 PM
Speaker - Akil Patterson
7:15 PM
Speaker - Kasha Patel
8:15 PM
George Closing Remarks

All times are Eastern Timezone (UTC-4)

Adam J. Berinsky

Adam J. Berinsky is the Mitsui Professor of Political Science at MIT

    Richard Wiseman

    Richard J. Wiseman is a Professor of the Public Understanding of Psychology at the University of Hertfordshire in the United

      Jennifer Pan

      Jennifer Pan is an Associate Professor of Communication at Stanford University.

        Christie Aschwanden

        Christie Aschwanden is author of Good to Go: What the Athlete in All of Us Can Learn From the Strange Science of Recovery,

          Andrea Jones-Rooy

          Andrea Jones-Rooy, Ph.D., is a scientist, science educator, standup comedian, and circus performer.

            Ilyse Hogue

            Ilyse Hogue is a fierce advocate for justice and a leader, innovator and coalition builder across American and global progres

              Steven Novella

              Dr. Novella is an academic neurologist at Yale University School of Medicine. In addition to being the host of The Skeptics

                Kasha Patel

                Founder of the comedy production company DC Science Comedy, Kasha produces and hosts one of the nation’s only frequently oc

                  Boomer Vs Zoomer

                  Boomer vs Zoomer is a fast-paced generational quiz show that has 4 contestants, 1 Host, and 3 Quiz Masters. Plus the audience

                    The Skeptics’ Guide to the Universe

                    The Skeptics’ Guide to the Universe is dedicated to promoting critical thinking and science literacy through insightful con

                      David Copperfield

                      David Copperfield has been hailed by audiences and critics alike as the greatest magician in the world. He built a reputation

                        Bill Nye

                        Bill Nye is a science educator, engineer, comedian, tv presenter, author, and inventor, with a mission to help foster a scien