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This annual gathering of critical thinkers is an unparalleled opportunity to enjoy some of the brightest minds on issues important to skeptical advocates, make like-minded friends, and leave with tools to help spread an educational message to your own community about unfounded, and possibly dangerous, beliefs.

SAVE THE DATES – Registration opening soon!

The Amaz!ng Meeting 2015

July 16-19, 2015

The Tropicana Las Vegas | Las Vegas, NV

 

Read a message from James Randi

Overview

The Amazing Meeting is the world’s largest gathering of advocates for science-based skepticism consisting of four days of compelling and informative talks and demonstrations. TAM is produced by the James Randi Educational Foundation and features the renowned author and advocate for critical thinking James Randi.

TAM 2015 will offer four full days of skeptical programing running from early morning until late night most nights, including:

  • A CELEBRATION OF JAMES RANDI’s long and productive career
  • CONFERENCE SESSIONS featuring dozens of talks, panel discussions, and afternoon and evening keynote presentations
  • WORKSHOPS & PANELS offering hands-on training and take-home ideas.
  • A live on-stage test of an applicant for the JREF™’s MILLION DOLLAR PARANORMAL CHALLENGE.
  • A special gathering starring The Skeptics’ Guide to The Universe™, benefiting JREF.
  • Exclusive, INTIMATE LUNCHEONS with Randi and other TAM luminaries.
  • AUTHOR SIGNINGS with speakers from the TAM 2015 stage.
  • An EXHIBIT HALL featuring TAM sponsors, partners, and rationalist organizations highlighting their services and products of interest to the skeptic community.
  • And HUNDREDS of LIKE-MINDED FOLKS from all over the world celebrating science and critical thinking!

 

Schedule

The following preliminary schedule is for planning purposes and is subject to change. BLUE events are included with Basic Registration, while ORANGE events require separate tickets. All events take place at The Tropicana Las Vegas.

Thursday, July 16 | Day 1

AM – PM
Workshops

Evening
Welcome Reception and Informal meet-ups

Friday, July 17 | Day 2

AM
Conference Sessions

PM
Conference Sessions

Evening
Entertainment programming and Informal Meet-ups

Saturday, July 18 | Day 3

AM
Conference Sessions

PM
Conference Sessions

Evening
Entertainment programming and Informal Meet-ups

Sunday, July 19 | Day 4

AM
Conference Sessions

PM
Workshops

Evening
Million Dollar Challenge

Many TAM participants arrive an extra day ahead and meet for DRINKING SKEPTICALLY on Wednesday evening. Details to follow.

 

Speakers

**Stay Tuned!  Speaker announcements for TAM 2015 coming soon!**

TAM has historically brought you stellar science educators such as Richard Dawkins, Bill Nye (The Science Guy), Neil deGrasse Tyson, Eugenie Scott, Michael Shermer, and Lawrence Krauss; world-renowned philosophers including Daniel Dennett, Susan Haack, and Massimo Pigliucci; journalists and authors including Christopher Hitchens, Susan Jacoby, Jennifer Michael Hecht, Simon Singh, and Faye Flam; esteemed psychologists including Richard Wiseman, Elizabeth Loftus, Carol Tavris, and Bruce Hood; and media personalities including Adam Savage & Jamie Hyneman, Peter Sagal, Bill Prady, and Trey Parker & Matt Stone.

 

Venue

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TAM is back on the Las Vegas strip for 2015 at the newly renovated TROPICANA LAS VEGAS. Be close to the action and experience all Las Vegas has to offer within walking distance.

Tropicana Las Vegas
3801 Las Vegas Blvd. South
Las Vegas, NV 89109

JREF has secured a group rate of $79/weeknight and $109/weekend for conference attendees. The resort fee has been waived for our attendees, who are also provided with complimentary in-room internet access. Reservations can be made online HERE or by calling: 800.462.8767 and referencing The Amazing Meeting 2015.