TAM 9 From Outer Space!

TAM 9 From Outer Space!

TAM 9 From Outer Space!

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March 14 2011 12:00 PM

TAM 9 From Outer Space!

The James Randi Educational Foundation (JREF) has just opened registration for its annual skeptical extravaganza, The Amaz!ng Meeting!

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TAM is arguably the world's premier critical thinking conference, and certainly one of the most fun. I'm always torn between listening to the speakers and gathering with the friends I've made over the years -- and meeting new ones. It's fair to say the audience is a major reason to attend TAM.

The theme this year is "TAM 9 from Outer Space", and it's obvious why with speakers like Neil DeGrasse Tyson, Pamela Gay (one of my favorite people on this planet), Bill Nye (The Science Guy), and hey, me. And the list keeps going: Carol Tavris (who gave a very popular talk last year at TAM), Jennifer Michael Hecht, Penn & Teller, Jennifer Ouellette, PZ Myers, Genie Scott, anime artist (and totally cool chick) Sara Mayhew, and, of course, the Amazing One himself, James Randi. The list goes on and on, so go check it out!

Did I mention the MC this year is the one and only George Hrab? Yeah. Awesome.

Also, as usual, there will be a ton of workshops, panels, and other extracurricular activities. I can't stress enough how much of a blast this meeting is. It'll be July 14 - 17, 2011 at the South Point Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada. Registration is now open. I hope to see you there!