Yesterday registration started for The Amazing Meeting 8. The latest installment of the James Randi Educational Foundations annual conference. It will be held from July 8th to the 11th in Las Vegas, Nevada. Every year The Amazing Meeting (TAM) features a fantastic lineup of speakers, table discussions, workshops, and this is only half the fun at TAM. It is a fantastic opportunity to meet and hangout with other skeptics. Considered by many to be the unofficial International Skeptics Conference, no other skeptics conference attracts so many great speakers and attendees, and this years conference maybe its best.
This years event will have many familiar faces from past TAM’s such as Phil Plait, Penn Jillette, Teller, Adam Savage, Michael Shermer, and the Amazing One himself, James Randi. This years key note speaker is Sir Richard Dawkins (I knighted him) and he is backed up by many new faces like CFI founder Paul Kurtz, Daily Show writer David Javerbaum, Author Carol Tavris, Paranormal Investigator Joe Nickell, enemy to all British chiropractors Simon Singh, and many more.
The first TAM was held in Fort Lauderdale, Florida but they have been held in Las Vegas every year after that. The JREF branched out with more then one TAM a year in 2008 and hosted its first ever TAM outside of the United States last year in London, England, which sold out within hours of registration opening. This year, in addition to TAM 8 in Las Vegas and the second TAM London, there will also be TAM Australia which will be in Sydney.
For more information about The Amazing Meeting 8 visit the official website here: http://www.randi.org/site/index.php/amazing-meeting.html