The Sacramento Area Skeptics are proud to partner with the Bay Area Skeptics to present the 2010 SkeptiCal Conference. This is the first science and skepticism conference for Northern California. This one-day conference will be held on Saturday, April 24th at the The David Brower Center in Berkeley, California. The conference will feature lectures as well as breakout discussions on media and skepticism, psychics, alternative medicine, UFO and extraterrestrial investigations, denialism, and climate change. More information on the conference can be found on our website, skepticalcon.org.
The first SkeptiCal Conference is starting out with a modestly sized auditorium but with a major lineup of speakers. The key note speaker will be the Director of the National Center for Science Education and President of the Bay Area Skeptics, Dr. Eugenie Scott. Following Dr. Scott is be Dr. David Morrison who is currently the Director of the NASA Lunar Science Institute and Senior Scientist for Astrobiology at the NASA Ames Research Center. More speakers will be announced shortly.
The breakout sessions will provide the attendees the opportunity to get involved. Leading these breakout sessions will be respective leaders in these fields: Skeptoid Host and Producer of the Skeptologists, Brian Dunning; Professor of Atmospheric Sciences at the University of California, Davis, Ian Faloona; contributing blogger for Denialism at scienceblogs as well as Director of the Berkeley Center for Law & Technology’s Information Privacy Program, Chris Jay Hoofnagle; Editor for The Scientific Review of Alternative Medicine and co-founder of CSICOP, Wallace Sampson, MD; Senior Astronomer at the SETI Institute and host of “Are We Alone?”, Dr. Seth Shostak; and Dr. Karen Stollznow who Hosts Point of Inquiry and Monster Talk, blogger of the CSI’s “Naked Skeptic” web column and the “Bad Language”.
Registration for SkeptiCal opened today. With the cost of registration at only $40 ($55 if you want a most excellent t-shirt as well). You can register for the event at http://www.skepticalcon.org/cms/tickets. If you are interested in attending I strongly recommend that you register as soon as you can since space is limited.