Nov 03

Skepticon IV Conference

Skepticon IV will take place November 19 – 20 in Springfield, MO: http://skepticon.org/schedule.php.

There are some fairly big names as speakers, including Richard Carrier, PZ Myers, Dan Barker, Hemant Mehta, Eliezer Yudkowsky (nice!), Spencer Greenberg, David Silverman, and many others.

The event is billed as the largest conference of its kind in the Midwest. It’s a free event and should be a good time, considering you probably don’t find yourself surrounded by other atheists too often. I will be attending, so anyone who wants to have a beer or anything should let me know.

Here are some things that stand out to me as promising:

  • The day before the conference (Friday), there will be a group trip to The Creation Museum of the Ozarks
  • Eliezer Yudkowsky’s presentation
  • Richard Carrier’s presentation on Bayes Theorem, which is subtitled, ‘that’s right, I’m teaching you math, bitches!’
  • Spencer Greenberg’s presentation

You can register here. I hope to see you there!

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  1. Matt DeStefano

    Any idea what Eliezer’s talk is going to be about? That sounds like a fun event!

  2. Mike

    I wish I knew, Matt. They only have a few of the titles posted. It’s probably fair to guess it will be about rationality, though. But that’s pretty broad!

    Luckily for me it’s only a few hours away at my old alma mater, so it’s easy to attend. I’m sure I’ll be posting about what happens.

  3. Mike

    The title of Yudkowsky’s presentation is now on the schedule. His talk will be about heuristics and biases. He’ll also be part of a panel discussing rationalist approaches to death.

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