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New Zealand Skeptics Conference 2013

  • Sep 7, 2013 · 9:00 AM

It's now only three weeks to go before this year's Skeptics Conference.

With a central theme of science communication, we've got a wide range of speakers and workshops lined up: from astronomy and psychology to climate change, statistics, skeptical activism and citizen science!

There's the usual Saturday night dinner, plus a blind auction for a VIP dinner on Friday evening with a selection of the weekend's speakers.

Here's our line-up of speakers for this year:


Dr Pamela Gay - Astronomer, citizen science leader, Astronomy Cast host and author of the Star Stryder blog.

Kylie Sturgess - Teacher, host at the Token Skeptic, prolific interviewer, writes for Patheos and the Committee for Skeptical Inquiry.

Dr Matt McCrudden - Associate Professor of Psychology, currently on the editorial board of five scientific journals.

Dr Siouxsie Wiles - Microbiologist, CUSP podcast host. Loves bioluminescence, not so keen on the Ponsonby News.

Prof Martin Manning - founding director of the NZ Climate Change Research Institute, and co-author of several IPCC assessment reports.

Loretta Marron - Skeptical activist and CEO of Friends of Science in Medicine, Loretta has twice been voted Australian Skeptic of the Year.

Elf Eldridge - Amateur Astronomer and pirate, he’s also the president of the Wellington branch of the Royal Society of New Zealand.

aimee whitcroft - Has worked in science communication, driven the Mongol Rally and is the founder and host of Wellington’s Nerd Nite.

Emmeline Haymes - Coordinator for the National Fluoridation Information Service - arch nemesis of the Fluoride Action Network.

Dr David Bulger - A senior lecturer in Statistics, David works with quantum computation and music modelling. He also battles numerical illiteracy.

Vicki Hyde - Veteran New Zealand skeptic and the face of NZ Skeptics Society (she’s the one you see on TV).

Sue Nicholson - Well-known psychic, star of Sensing Murder and regular guest on TVNZ’s Good Morning. No, really.


Ticket sales and further details can be found at our website:


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  • Robin C.

    Great weekend

    1 · September 9, 2013

  • Dean C.

    Skeptical thinking in Wellington? I have my doubts......

    July 5, 2013

    • Gold

      You should come along and gather some data. :)

      July 5, 2013

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