CSICon Las Vegas 2017

CSICon Las Vegas 2017

Schedule

Thursday, October 26

8:00 AM–11:00 AM — Registration

11:00 AM–5:00 PM — Workshop 1: Skeptic’s Toolbox with Ray Hyman, James Alcock, Harriet Hall, Loren Pankratz, and Lindsay Beyerstein

7:00 PM–8:00 PM — Opening Reception with Kendrick Frazier and Robyn Blumner

8:00 PM–9:30 PM — Cosmic Connections with Lawrence Krauss, introduced by Leonard Tramiel

Friday, October 27

8:00 AM–8:45 AM — Registration & Bookstore

8:45 AM–9:00 AM — Opening Remarks by George Hrab

9:00 AM–9:30 AM — Creating Curiosity with Richard Wiseman

9:30 AM–10:00 AM — What's luck got to do with it? with Maria Konnikova

10:00 AM–10:30 AM — The Colosseum: Secrets and Myth of an Icon of Antiquity with Massimo Polidoro

2:00 PM–2:30 PM — A Return To The Madhouse: Climate Change Denial in the Age of Trump with Michael Mann

2:30 PM–3:00 PM — Guerrilla Skepticism on Wikipedia with Susan Gerbic

3:00 PM–3:30 PM — Break

3:30 PM–4:30 PM — Richard Dawkins with Richard Wiseman

4:30 PM–5:00 PM — Book Signing: Richard Dawkins

6:00 PM–8:00 PM — Tournament of Kings Joust Dinner

8:15 PM–8:30 PM — Balles Award Presentation

8:30 PM–10:00 PM — Screening of Food Evolution with emcee Kevin Folta

Saturday, October 28

8:00 AM–8:45 AM — Registration & Bookstore

8:45 AM–9:00 AM — Opening Remarks by George Hrab

9:00 AM–9:30 AM — Cranks, Conspiracists, and Creationists: Weirdness in Conservative Muslim Environments with Taner Edis

12:00 PM–1:30 PM — VIP Luncheon with James Randi, Lawrence Krauss, and Richard Dawkins

1:30 PM–2:00 PM — A Skeptic in the European Parliament with Teresa Giménez Barbat

2:00 PM–2:30 PM — Why do people reject good science? with Eugenie C. Scott

2:30 PM–3:00 PM — Suspicious Minds: Why We Believe Conspiracy Theories with Rob Brotherton

3:00 PM–3:30 PM — Break

3:30 PM–4:30 PM — James Randi with Massimo Polidoro

4:30 PM–5:00 PM — Book Signing: Lawrence Krauss

5:00 PM–6:30 PM — Skeptic’s Guide to the Universe

8:30 PM–11:30 PM — Halloween Costume & 70s Disco Party hosted by Jim Underdown

Sunday, October 29

Richard Dawkins on stage at CSICon

8:00 AM–8:45 AM — Registration & Bookstore

8:45 AM–9:00 AM — Opening Remarks by George Hrab

9:00 AM–10:30 AM — Lawrence Krauss, James Randi, Rachel Dunlop, and Richard Dawkins with moderator Richard Saunders

10:30 AM–12:00 PM — Paper Session with moderator Ray Hall