New Zealand Skeptics Conference

2019

Christchurch

29th Nov – 1st Dec

 

 

 

 

Christchurch 29th Nov – 1st Dec

Featuring local speakers AND, direct from the USA, the hosts of the high-profile Skeptics’ Guide to the Universe podcast –  featuring individual talks by Dr. Steven Novella and Cara Santa Maria, as well as psychic-debunker and guerrilla skeptic, Susan Gerbic, and world-renowned mentalist Mark Edward and all our other great speakers.

Join us for a fun and informative event of skeptical thinking and activity. The weekend will include talks by guests, panel discussions, and a live recording of the Skeptics Guide to the Universe Podcast!

The main event will be held at Christchurch’s stunning Great Hall, an award-winning heritage landmark building, part of The Arts Centre, right in the heart of the CBD.

Events kick off on the Friday evening with a conference welcome. It’s a fun social gathering for all attendees, designed to ‘break the ice’, and lead into the activities on the following days. The venue is the reputedly-haunted Riccarton House.

Saturday night features an exquisite Gala Dinner and entertainment, giving you the opportunity to spend time with our speakers and other attendees, in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere.

In addition to the conference itself, the SGU will be recording a second private podcast session on Friday afternoon, from 4pm – 6pm, before the evening gathering. Tickets for the private podcast recording MUST be purchased separately – Tickets to the SGU Private Recording

Tickets are now available for the full weekend, or single days if you’re unable to attend the whole weekend.

 

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Awesome Speakers!

Great local speakers AND, direct from the USA, all the hosts of the high-profile, long-running Skeptics’ Guide to the Universe podcast – featuring individual talks by Dr. Steven Novella, and Cara Santa Maria, as well as psychic-debunker and guerrilla skeptic Susan Gerbic, and world-renowned mentalist Mark Edward and all our other great speakers.

SGU Private Recording Session

The SGU will also be recording a super-special private podcast session on Friday 29 November, from 4pm to 6pm, just prior to the Friday Night Gathering – conference opening. Links to this SGU event are available now!

The Skeptics’ Guide to the Universe

The team behind one of the leading Skeptically-oriented podcasts is coming to Christchurch! The ‘SGU’ is a weekly show that has been running since 2005, talking about the latest scientific news and debunking woo in all its forms – including pseudoscience, the paranormal, conspiracy theories and alt-med.

Steven Novella – clinical neurologist

Steven Novella M.D. is an American clinical neurologist and assistant professor at Yale University School of Medicine. He is best known for his involvement in the skeptical movement, and the The Skeptics’ Guide to the Universe podcast.

Susan Gerbic – guerrilla skeptic

Susan is the co-founder of the Monterey County Skeptics hailing from Salinas, California. She contributes regularly to the Skeptical Inquirer (CSICOP) and the Skepticality podcast, and also is the Fearless Leader of the Guerrilla Skepticism on Wikipedia project.

Friday Night Gathering at a haunted house!

Our pre-conference Friday Night Gathering will be a great way for all to kick-off the conference weekend. The venue is at Riccarton House, a unique New Zealand heritage site, located off Kahu Road, Riccarton. The house is reputed to be haunted!

Conference Venue

The Great Hall

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