Schedule

  • 10:00am 11:15am
    Workshop 1A /Niki Athanasiadou / Thinking Like a (Data) Scientist / FIT Feldman Center 9th Floor
  • 10:00am 11:15am
    Workshop 1B /Steve Lundquist / If You Look Outside the Right Side of the Aircraft: Still Not a UFO / FIT Feldman Center 9th Floor
  • 11:30am 12:45pm
    Workshop 2A /Steve Novella / How to Survive in an Alternative Fact, Fake News World / FIT Feldman Center 9th Floor
  • 11:30am 12:45pm
    Workshop 2B /Brian Wecht/Jay Novella / The Art of Conversation / FIT Feldman Center 9th Floor
  • 12:45pm 2:15pm
    Lunch (on your own)
  • 2:15pm 3:30pm
    Workshop 3A /Spyrodon Condos/Yelena Bernadskaya / How to Argue with Yourself / FIT Feldman Center 9th Floor
  • 2:15pm 3:30pm
    Workshop 3B /Steve Novella / How to Survive in an Alternative Fact, Fake News World / FIT Feldman Center 9th Floor
  • 3:45pm 5:00pm
    Workshop 4A /Brian Wecht/Jay Novella/Steve Novella / The Best Moments in Sci-Fi Movie History / FIT Feldman Center 9th Floor
  • 3:45pm 5:00pm
    Workshop 4B /Robyn Stein DeLuca / Men Make War and Women Take Care? A Skeptical Look at Who Does the Fighting and Who Does the Helping / FIT Feldman Center 9th Floor
  • 7:00pm 8:30pm
    SGU Private Show /Steve Novella, Jay Novella, Cara Santa Maria, Evan Bernstein, Bob Novella, & George Hrab / FIT Feldman Center 9th Floor
  • 09:30am 09:50am
    Opening /Leighann Lord / Haft Auditorium
  • 09:50am 10:30am
    David Gorski /Whither the Antivaccine Movement in the Age of Trump / Haft Auditorium
  • 10:40am 11:20am
    Steve Novella /Neuroscience: Hype & Hope / Haft Auditorium
  • 11:40am 12:20pm
    Brit Marie Hermes /The Naturopaths are Coming! The Naturopaths are Coming! / Haft Auditorium
  • 12:25pm 01:55pm
    Lunch (on your own)
  • 02:00pm 02:40pm
    Harriet Hall /Denialism in Medicine: Statin Denialists and Others / Haft Auditorium
  • 02:50pm 03:30pm
    Clay Jones /Folklore in Modern Pediatric Medicine / Haft Auditorium
  • 03:45pm 04:50pm
    Panel / Is Science-Based Medicine Successful? /David Gorski, Britt Marie Hermes, Clay Jones, Harriet Hall, & Steve Novella / Haft Auditorium
  • 04:55pm 06:00pm
    Panel / Science-Based Medicine Audience Q&A /David Gorski, Britt Marie Hermes, Clay Jones, Harriet Hall, & Steve Novella / Haft Auditorium
  • 08:00pm 10:00pm
    An Evening with James Randi /Magic, Illusion, and the Paranormal / Haft Auditorium
  • 09:30am 09:40am
    Opening /Leighann Lord / Haft Auditorium
  • 09:45am 10:25am
    Massimo Pigliucci /Skepticism and Epistemic Virtue / Haft Auditorium
  • 10:35am 11:15am
    Gavin Schmidt /Simulating Climate; Stimulating Thought / Haft Auditorium
  • 11:35am 12:15pm
    Summer Ash /The Invisible Universe: Seeing What Our Eyes Can’t / Haft Auditorium
  • 12:20pm 01:50pm
    Lunch (on your own)
  • 01:55pm 03:25pm
    The Skeptics’ Guide to the Universe Live /Steve Novella, Jay Novella, Bob Novella, Evan Bernstein, Cara Santa Maria, + Guest / Haft Auditorium
  • 03:35pm 04:40pm
    Panel / When Science & Ideology Collide /Jennifer Lopez, Heather Berlin, & David Gorski / Haft Auditorium
  • 05:00pm 06:00pm
    Mike Massimino /Lessons from Space (keynote) / Haft Auditorium
  • 06:00pm 06:30pm
    Mike Massimino /Lessons from Space (book signing) / Haft Auditorium
  • 8:00pm 11:00pm
    NECSS Social /All NECSS Attendees (please register in advance) / Dewey's Pub
  • 09:30am 09:40am
    Opening /Leighann Lord / Haft Auditorium
  • 09:40am 10:45am
    Panel / The Conceptual Penis Hoax: Gotcha! Journalism or Useful Exercise? /Brian Wecht, Massimo Pigliucci, Richard Saunders, Skye Cleary / Haft Auditorium
  • 10:50am 11:35am
    Rationally Speaking Live /Julia Galef & Robert Kurzban / Haft Auditorium
  • 11:50am 12:30pm
    Jay Novella /A Guide to Skeptical Parenting / Haft Auditorium
  • 12:35pm 01:55pm
    Lunch (on your own)
  • 02:00pm 03:05pm
    Panel / Journalism in the Age of Alternative Facts and Fake News /Nina Burleigh, Brooke Binkowski, Helaine Olen, John Rennie / Haft Auditorium
  • 03:15pm 04:20pm
    Panel / Skeptic’s Roundtable: What’s Wrong with the World and How to Fix It /James Randi, George Hrab, Cara Santa Maria, & Steve Novella / Haft Auditorium
  • 04:30pm 05:10pm
    George Hrab /Secret Skeptics: Critical Thinkers Hidden in Popular Culture / Haft Auditorium
  • 05:10pm 05:30pm
    Closing /Haft Auditorium