Skepticon 2020, the Australian Skeptics 36th annual convention, will be an all-online event beginning on Saturday, October 24, at 9.00am and running to Sunday, October 25, at 6.00pm.
Tickers are now available, with prices reflecting the online format, including an early-bird price until September 24 (all prices include booking fees and cover the full convention):
Early bird – on sale until September 24 2020
• Concession $30
• General $50
Standard ticket – on sale after September 24 2020
• • Concession $45
• • General $65
This event will be streamed live on YouTube. You will be provided with details on how to access the live stream via email after you purchase your tickets. The organisers point out that, as you will still be able to watch the Skepticon stream after the event, they will not be offering any refunds.
In the meantime, recent speaker announcements include:
• Dr Alice Howarth and Michael Marshall from the Skeptics with a K podcast
• Science communicator Dr Karl Kruszelnicki
• Michael Foley, past President of the Australian Dental Association, on water fluoridation
• Clinical psychologist Gary Bakker on the Most Powerful Man in the World
• Prof Tanya Smith, Australian Research Centre for Human Evolution, on what teeth tell us about human development (which should go down well with Dr Foley)
• Geochronologist and geochemist Dr Renaud Joannes-Boyau who will look at the legal, scientific, ethical and spiritual aspect of human remains.
Keep your calendar and your mouse pointed at the Skepticon site, skepticon.org.au, and October 24-25, 2020.