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SAVE THE DATE for a COLOSSAL CSICon 2018

Bigger venue. Bigger stars. Bigger ideas. Bigger fun.

Las Vegas, October 18 – 21, 2018

CSICon is already one of the planet’s premier skeptics conferences, where hundreds of critical thinkers come to Las Vegas, the city of illusions, to hear from the leading lights of science and skepticism. For 2018, we want CSICon to be bigger than ever.

We even booked a bigger hotel!

Come to Las Vegas October 18-21 at the Westgate Resort and Casino to see:

  • The brilliant and hilarious Stephen Fry on stage with Richard Dawkins
  • A special opening night conversation featuring James The Amazing Randi with Massimo Polidoro
  • A talk by Steven Pinker on the ideas behind his new book Enlightenment Now

 

PLUS: New York Times science writer Carl Zimmer, psychologist and memetics expert Susan Blackmore, the “SciBabe” Yvette d’Entremont, virologist and advocate for science-based medicine Paul Offit, and many more, along with comic-musician George Hrab serving as master of ceremonies, a magic show from Banachek, author book signings, and, of course, a Halloween Costume Party.

It’s true, conspiracy theorists, quacks peddling fake medicine, and the deniers of evolution, climate change, and vaccine science are bigger threats than ever.

With CSICon 2018, let’s show them that they just met their match.

We’ll see you in Vegas!

Speakers


Schedule


Friday - October 19th

8:00 AM - Registration & Bookstore

8:45 AM - Opening Remarks
With George Hrab

9:00 AM - The Challenge of Belief: Fact, Folly or Propaganda
With James Alcock

9:30 AM - Dan Kahan

10:00 AM - She has her Mother’s Laugh: the Powers, Perversions, and Potential of Heredity
With Carl Zimmer

10:30 AM - Break

11:00 AM - Jen Gunter

11:30 AM - Battling Bias in Scientific Communication
With Troy Campbell

12:00 PM - Craig Foster

12:30 PM - Lunch – Communicating Vaccine Science: Adventures and Misadventures with the Media
With Paul Offit

2:00 PM - Interview with a Vampire Expert
With Deborah Hyde

2:30 PM - Enlightenment Now: The Case for Reason, Science, Humanism, and Progress
With Steven Pinker

3:30 PM - Book Signing
With Steven Pinker

3:30 PM - Break

4:00 PM - Susana Martinez-Conde and Stephen Macknik

5:00 PM - Book Signing
With Susana Martinez-Conde, Stephen Macknik, and Carl Zimmer

8:00 PM–8:15 PM - Presentation of the Balles Award in Critical Thinking
Presented to Timothy D. Calahan: UFOs, Chemtrails, and Aliens

8:15 PM - Magic Show

Sunday – October 21st

8:00 AM - Registration & Bookstore

8:45 AM - Opening Remarks
With George Hrab

9:00 AM - Adam Conover

10:00 AM - Paper Sessions
With moderator Ray Hall

Updates


Info


Other Info

Call for Papers

The Sunday Morning Papers session will recognize new voices and new ideas and showcase them in the spotlight of the CSICon stage. If you have had success in communicating scientific skepticism, teaching critical thinking, combating pseudoscience, or furthering the mission of CSI in some new and significant way, we want to hear from you! More Information & Submission Instructions ›

Volunteer Information

CSICon Las Vegas needs your help! We are seeking a number of volunteers to help support the event, whether with speaker support, registration, event management, PR, merchandising, outreach, tabling, or other opportunities. More Information & Sign-up Instructions ›

Sponsorship

Charter Members recieve special discounts now and in the future: Learn more ›

Flight Deals

Delta

CSICon attendees can receive a discount through the Delta Meeting program. Delta is offering a 2-10% discount depending on passenger departure city for travel to/from the conference. When booking, use the meeting code: NMRHS.

Or, call Delta Meeting reservations
800-328-1111
Mon-Fri, 7am-7pm CDT

Southwest

Beginning on June 1st, 2018 Center For Inquiry conference attendees will receive a discount and bonus Rapid Reward points from Southwest Airlines through our SWABIZ® account. Southwest Airlines is offering an 8% discount off Anytime & Business Select® fares and a 2% discount off select Wanna Get Away® fares for travel to and from the conference. Book your travel between June 1st, 2018 and October 24th, 2018 to take advantage of the discounted rates. (Discounts are available for travel October 15th through October 24th, 2018.)

By flying Southwest Airlines, as a Center For Inquiry traveler, you will also receive the following benefits:

  • 50% bonus Rapid Reward points for your travel to & from the convention with Rapid Rewards # added to your reservation. Enroll in the Rapid Rewards program now.
  • No baggage fees (first two bags)
  • No change or cancellation fees
  • No peak travel or fuel surcharges
  • Consistently ranked the “Best in Customer Service” by DOT

Hotel

Westgate Resort & Casino
3000 Paradise Rd
Las Vegas, NV 89109

Book now to guarantee the CSIConference rate of $89 per night for both king and double bed rooms.

(702) 732-5111

Accessibility

The Center for Inquiry values full participation at all of its events, including participation from individuals with disabilities. Requests for reasonable accommodation may be made by contacting Barry Karr at (716) 636-4869 ext. 217 or bkarr@centerforinquiry.net.

Policies

Policy on Hostile Conduct / Harassment at Conferences: View policy ›