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.
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!
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.
Welcome Room - Friday Stream Start
Speaker - Professor Scott E. Page
Speaker - Richard Wiseman
THE GENIUS OF RINGO
Science Fiction as a Thought Experiment: Exploring the Biology of Superheroes
Slau, Joey Fabian, Scott Haskitt, Milton Mermikides
SGU Quiz Show
Mental Health and Telemedicine
- Mod: Brian Wecht
- Ernestine Briggs-King
- Janice Kessler
- Jocelyn Novella
Skepticism in nature, from ant rafts to cubic poo
Speaker – David L. Hu
Communicating the pandemic
Speaker – Siouxsie Wiles
Next Slide Please: The Game
Keynote - Ann Druyan
All times are Eastern Timezone (UTC-4)
George M. Church, PhD
Professor of genetics at Harvard Medical School
Dr. Leena Tripathi
Paul A. Offit, MD
Director of the Vaccine Education Center at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia
Environmental Engineering PhD Candidate at Duke University
Kevin M. Folta
Professor Horticultural Sciences Department & Graduate Program in Plant Molecular and Cellular Biology
Psychologist and Science Communicator