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.


  • Date: Thursday July 11
  • Time: 10:00AM – 05:00PM (lunch from 12:45PM – 2:15PM on your own)
  • Location: 9th floor of the FIT Feldman Center, located on 27th Street between 7th and 8th Ave. Enter through the main entrance under the blue arch. Tell the security guard you are attending NECSS/the skeptics conference and they will direct you to the elevators. Go to the 9th floor and a NECSS representative will direct you to the conference area.
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