The Committee for Skeptical Inquiry is delighted to announce that we will incorporate a Sunday Morning Papers session at CSICon Las Vegas.
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!
Anyone may submit a request to present a paper. If your proposal is accepted you will be allotted 10 to 15 minutes for your presentation and an additional 5 minutes for questions and comments from the audience. Invitations to present will be given to approximately six proposals. If your proposal is selected for further consideration, a written article and draft of your presentation slides will be required for final consideration. Please see the process of selection schedule below for further details.
Relevant topics for papers include (but are not limited to):
Analysis of questionable claims, rational examination of claimed paranormal phenomena, ideas in critical thinking education, psychology of belief, or any of the usual topics of interest explored in Skeptical Inquirermagazine or that support the mission of the Committee for Skeptical Inquiry.
Selection process schedule
- Deadline for proposal submission: August 19, 2019
- Initial selection completed, request for further documentation: August 30, 2019
- Deadline for written article and draft presentation: September 9, 2019
- Final selection completed, invitations sent out: September 19, 2019
If your proposal makes it through the initial selection, we will request from you a written paper and a draft of your PowerPoint slides (if any). The submitted paper should be at the level of a magazine article (like that of Skeptical Inquirer magazine) or a journal article appropriate for your professional discipline.
Note: All invited Sunday Paper presenters are responsible to pay for their own attendance including registration. CSI greatly appreciates your volunteer participation, but unfortunately cannot fund any part of your travel, lodging, or conference registration.