What is it?
SkeptiCal is the Northern California conference of science and skepticism, a day-long event with speakers, panels, and discussions on a wide array of subjects.
SkeptiCal will be held Saturday, June 15, 2013, at the Berkeley Doubletree Hotel.
200 Marina Blvd.
Berkeley, California, 94710
We have speakers covering a wide variety of speakers this year, including legends, hoaxes, and frauds of science, the search for extra-terrestrial intelligence, medical ethics, grassroots skepticism, and more.
Speakers for 2013 will include Dr. Eugenie Scott from the National Center for Science Education, Dr. Anthony Pratkanis from UC Santa Cruz, and a special virtual appearance by the father of modern skepticism, The Amazing James Randi himself (via Skype video)! Other speakers include DJ Grothe, also of the JREF, Dr. Jill Tarter of the SETI Institute, and more!
Tickets are available now. Regular tickets are available at a discounted rate of $50 until June 1, when the price goes up to $60. Students with an active student ID can attend for $35 until June 1. We are also offering a t-shirt for $15.
The Doubletree Hotel has provided a lunch option: a delicious spaghetti meal with all the trimmings for $22. You can purchase a lunch ticket when you buy a conference ticket. Note that lunch is not included with the conference price. There are many restaurants in Berkeley a short drive away if you prefer.