Workshops

In addition to the main conference programming Friday, Saturday and Sunday NECSS will offer educational (and fun!) workshops on Thursday July 11. Two concurrent tracks will be offered, comprised of four workshops each. Space is strictly limited and these workshops WILL sell out!

Main conference registration is required to register for workshops.

Location: TBD

Details

  • Date: Thursday July 11
  • Time: 10:00AM – 05:00PM (lunch from 12:45PM – 2:15PM on your own)
  • Location: TBD
9:30am - 10am
Registration
12:45pm - 2:15pm
LUNCH (on your own)
Jay Novella & Brian Wecht
9:30am - 10am
Registration
12:45pm - 2:15pm
LUNCH (on your own)
3:45pm - 5pm
How to be Skeptical About Your Health Care
8pm - 12am
Drinking Skeptically
7:00PM – 9:00PM
Real/Fake Science

Real/Fake Science

NECSS ventures into Brooklyn for this interactive performance. Real/Fake Science features six presenters and six topics, some will be fabricated and some factual, some scientists and some charlatans. Faced with uncertainty can you sort the fact from the fiction?.

Details

  • Date: Thursday July 11
  • Time: 7:00PM – 9:00PM (doors open at 6:30PM)
  • Registration: ($35 early bird pricing)
  • Location: The Pine Box (12 Grattan St, Brooklyn, NY 11206)*

At this one-of-a-kind interactive mystery science event participants are invited to surf the line between fact and fiction. Cunning presenters will confound you with their alternate facts and surprising truths. Join fellow skeptics and prepare to be regaled with tales of real and fake science, recounted by knowledgeable presenters hailing from a range of scientific disciplines. Participants will compete for the distinction of Most Discerning! The science will be fantastic and some will be phony! Be prepared to listen closely and keep your smartphones and internet gadgets stowed away.

*Located a short 15 minute ride across the river into Brooklyn!

10AM - 12PM
SGU Private Show
11AM - 1PM
Registration
1:10PM - 1:55PM
David Gorski: Science Based Medicine: Cancer Quackery and Fake News: Targeting the Most Vulnerable
2PM - 2:45PM
Odaelys Walwyn: Illusion of Accessibility in STEM
Host: Brian Wecht, with George Hrab (more tba)
8:00pm - 10:00pm
SGU Extravaganza
The Skeptics' Guide to the Universe
10:00pm - 12:00am
Drinking Skeptically
8AM - 9AM
Registration
9:10AM - 9:55AM
Paul Offit: Science Based Medicine presents: The Vaccine Wars
10AM - 10:45AM
Debbie Goddard
Steve Novella, Bob Novella, Jay Novella, Evan Bernstein, Cara Santa Maria
12PM - 1:30PM
LUNCH (on your own)
4:30PM - 5:30PM
Carl Zimmer KEYNOTE: Heredity: Its Powers, Perversions, and Potential
8pm - 10pm
NECSS Social
8AM - 9AM
Registration
9:05AM - 9:55AM
Science Based Medicine presents: Steven Novella
10:50AM - 11:35AM
Randi Hutter Epstein: Aroused: A History of Hormone Healers & Hucksters
12:30PM - 2PM
LUNCH (on your own)
Steve Novella, Neville Sanjana
4:30PM - 5:15PM
Brant MacDuff: A Brief History of Taxidermy