Affordable Science and Critical Thinking Conference

April 17, 2015

SkeptiCal, downtown Oakland, June 6, 2015

By Karyn Houston
Plant & Microbial Biology

California science fans are invited to attend the sixth annual SkeptiCal on June 6, 2015, at the Oakland Asian Cultural Center, in downtown Oakland.

This project of the Bay Area Skeptics and the Sacramento Area Skeptics is the one-day, affordable science and critical thinking conference you won’t want to miss. This year we have cut registration prices even further – advance regular price tickets only $35. Student price only $25. Register before May 1 to get the best prices. This year’s lineup of topics and speakers may be the best ever and includes:

  • “Angst in the Grocery Aisle: The Debate over Genetically Modified Foods” by Peggy Lemaux, Plant & Microbial Biology, UC Berkeley
  • “Towards Other Earths, Other Life: NASA’s Kepler mission” by Natalie Batalha, NASA Ames
  • “OMG Virus! Flu, Ebola, Measles, and When You Really Should Be Afraid” by Ann Reid, National Center for Science Education
  • “Reproducible Research: True or False?” by John P.A. Ioannidis, Stanford University

…and much, much, more, including science (in) fiction, international skeptical activism, integrating logic and intuition, and how to produce skeptical children. Space is limited to the first 250 registrants.