I never did get around to writing a TAM 2012 wrap-up post last year and now that TAM 2013 has come and gone I’m starting to feel a little guilty. While The Amazing Meeting means so much to me I have a hard time expressing that to others, it might just be better to show y’all what you missed. The only full video up for TAM 2013 so far is for the Crowd Sourced Activism workshop with Susan Gerbic presentation along with a few podcasts so I decided to do a round-up of videos from TAM 2012 so you can get a sense of what its like to be there. The talks are presented in the order they appeared on the schedule.
Thursday, JULY 12 2012
WORKSHOP 1A – Science & Skepticism 101 Presented by Kyle Hill
WORKSHOP 1B – From Witch-burning to God-men: Supporting Skepticism Around the World Presented by Leo Igw and Brian Thompson
WORKSHOP 2A – Dr. Google Presented by Steven Novella, David Gorski, Harriet Hall, and Rachael Dunlop
WORKSHOP 2B – Promoting Skepticism at the Local Level Presented by Brian Thompson
No video available. Sorry.
WORKSHOP 3A – Astronomy for Skeptics: Investigating “Lights” in the Sky Presented by James McGaha
WORKSHOP 3B – The Future of Skepticism Online: Crowd-Sourced Activism Presenters: Tim Farley and Derek Colanduno
WORKSHOP 4A – Investigative Methods for the Skeptic Presenters: Presenters: Ben Radford, Karen Stollznow, Bryan Bonner, Matthew Baxter, Blake Smith, Carrie Poppy, and Ross Blocher
WORKSHOP 4B – Coalition Building for the Skeptical Activist Presenters: Sharon Hill, Chris Stedman, Kitty Mervine, Dave Silverman, and David Niose
FRIDAY, JULY 13 2012
PANEL – Skeptics Guide to the Universe LIVE
Audio of the live SGU show.
TALK – The Moral Arc of Science and the Social Singularity: How Science Has Bent the Arc of the Moral Universe Toward Truth, Justice, Freedom, & Prosperity by Michael Shermer
I highly recommend this talk!
TALK – The Future of the Creationism and Evolution Controversy by Eugenie Scott
PANEL – Skepticism about the Future: Techno-optimism vs. Reality?
Panelists include Michael Vassar, Michael Shermer, Steven Novella, and Stephen Macknik. Moderated by Julia Galef
TALK – Future of Skepticism: New Adventures in Critical Thinking by Jennifer Michael Hecht
TALK – Talking to Tomorrow – Prediction and Language by Karen Stollznow
INTERVIEW – James Randi in conversation with Jamy Ian Swiss
PANEL – The Future of Skepticism
Panelists include Jamy Ian Swiss, Tim Farley, Reed Esau, and Barbara Drescher. Moderated by D.J. Grothe
TALK – The Values of Science: Ignorance, Uncertainty, Doubt by Stuart Firestein
TALK – The Self Illusion – How Your Brain Creates You by Bruce Hood
FRIDAY KEYNOTE – A Skeptical Look at Pseudoneuroscience by Carol Tavris
SATURDAY, JULY 14 2012
TALK – Doomsdays and 2012 Mayan Prophecy by Ben Radford
TALK – A Life of Art and Skepticism by Sara E. Mayhew
PANEL – Skepticism and the Humanities
Panelists include Amy Davis Roth, Miranda Celeste Hale, Robert Blaskiewicz, Eve Siebert, and Hai-Ting Chinn. Moderated by Brian Thompson
TALK – Overlapping Magisteria by Jamy Ian Swiss
TALK – Supernormal Stimuli: How Primal Urges Overran Their Evolutionary Purpose by Deirdre Barrett
TALK – Your Deceptive Mind by Steven Novella
Unfortunately video was not available for this talk.
TALK – Make the World Better (Ask if Anyone Minds Later) by Pamela Gay
TALK – Faithful Resemblances by Susana Martinez-Conde
TALK – From Particles to People: The Laws of Physics and the Meaning of Life by Sean Carroll
TALK – Social Networks: Civilizing the Future by Elisabeth Cornwell
TALK – The Future, and Nothing by Lawrence Krauss
No video available. Sorry.
SATURDAY KEYNOTE PRESENTATION – 38 Years of Magic & BS by Penn & Teller
SUNDAY, JULY 15 2012
PAPER – Quackery no longer just refers to ducks: The growing prevalence of CAM in veterinary medicine – Martha Keller
A highly recommended watch for animal advocates.
PAPER – Scientific Deception: The Billy Meier Metal Samples – Ivan Alvarado
PAPER – How to avoid getting sued for Libel – Dave Gamble
PAPER – SLAPP writs, Barbara Streisand and the Skeptical Movement – Eran Segev
PAPER – The (F)utility of Post-Conviction Polygraph – Jeffrey Rosky
PAPER – Assessing Intelligent Design from a Communications Perspective – Christine Shellska
PANEL – The Truth About Alternative Medicine
Panelists include Harriet Hall, David Gorski, and Rachel Dunlop. Moderated by Steve Novella
TALK – If You Were Me: Using In-Group Language to Reach Out by Carrie Poppy
TALK – Your Brain Sucks by Brian Dunning
TALK – Unstoppable Secular Students by Lyz Liddell
TALK – How to Become a Really Good Pain in the Ass by Christopher diCarlo
TALK – You Are the Future of Skepticism on the Internet by Tim Farley
PANEL – How Not To Be a Paranormal Investigator
Panelists include Karen Stollznow, Ben Radford, James Randi, and Banachek. Moderated by Carrie Poppy
TALK – Beware the Religio-Industrial Complex by Sean Faircloth
WORKSHOP 5A – How to Tell the Future by Ray Hyman
WORKSHOP 5B – Promoting Skepticism in Classroom Setting by Barbara Drescher, Matt Lowry, & Michael Blanford
SPECIAL EVENT – Live Million Dollar Paranormal Challenge Event