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.

7:30 PM
Welcome Room - Friday Stream Start
8:00 PM
Game Show
9AM - 10AM
Livestream Begins!
10:00 AM
10:30AM - 11:15AM
Speaker - Professor Scott E. Page
11:15 AM - 12 PM
Speaker - Richard Wiseman

Slau, Joey Fabian, Scott Haskitt, Milton Mermikides

1:15 PM - 2:45 PM
2:45 PM - 3:15 PM
SGU Quiz Show
  • Mod: Brian Wecht
  • Ernestine Briggs-King
  • Janice Kessler
  • Jocelyn Novella
4:00 PM - 4:15 PM
Leighann Lord
5:45 PM - 6:00 PM
Next Slide Please: The Game
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Keynote - Ann Druyan
7:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Closing Remarks

All times are Eastern Timezone (UTC-4)

Dr. David Hu

Engineering professor at Georgia Tech

    Richard Wiseman

    Professor Richard Wiseman has been described by a Scientific American columnist as ‘…one of the most interesting and inno

      Shane C. Campbell-Staton

      Evolutionary biologist

        Siouxsie Wiles

        Associate Professor Siouxsie Wiles is an award-winning scientist who has made a career of manipulating microbes. Siouxsie hea

          Leighann Lord

          Comedian, writer, and actor

          Leighann Lord was the New York City face of the African Americans for Humanism outreach campaign sponsored by the Center for

            George Hrab


            Multi-instrumentalist, singer, songwriter, producer, composer, and defender of the theory of gravity George Hrab has traveled

              Andrea Jones-Rooy

              Demystifying Data Science

                Steven Novella

                Neurologist and Host of The Skeptics' Guide to the Universe

                Dr. Steve Novella is an academic clinical neurologist at Yale University School of Medicine. He is the president and co-found

                Cara Santa Maria

                Science Communication and Co-Host of The Skeptics' Guide to the Universe

                Cara Santa Maria is a Los Angeles Area Emmy and Knight Foundation Award winning journalist, science communicator, television