FAQ

I. REGISTRATION

What are the registration deadlines?

Standard registration rates apply until July 1, 2012. After July 1, 2012, late registration rates apply. For details about all our registration rate levels, please visit our registration page.

What is included in the registration fee?

Standard registration includes admission to all four days of TAM, including the opening reception on Thursday night; the main program Friday, Saturday, and Sunday; and the live Million Dollar Paranormal Challenge event Sunday evening. Registration also includes a conference t-shirt and souvenir program; continental breakfast on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday; buffet lunch on Friday and Saturday; and coffee breaks during the conference. For more details on what is included with registration, please visit our registration page.

Do JREF members get a discounted registration?

Yes, JREF members receive a discount of $50 off registration rates. Please visit this page to find out how you can become a JREF member.

What are the fees for exhibitors?

After early registration ends, exhibitors may reserve a Resource Table (half table) for $1,000 for the four days of TAM and/or a Merchandise Table Top Display for $1,200 for all four days of TAM. For more information about the value of exhibiting for your group or business at TAM, please visit our exhibitors’ page.

How do I apply for press registration?

Please visit our press registration page to use the press pass request form. For more information about press passes and speaker interviews, please visit our general Press page.

II. AT THE CONFERENCE

Where do I go to pick up my badge?

Please ask at one of the information desks in the South Point lobby for directions to the Amazing Meeting conference area. The TAM 2012 welcome booth is directly across from the conference area’s entrance escalators.

What is your advice for making the most of the event?

Introduce yourself to as many of the outstanding guests and speakers and fellow attendees as you can. If you are new to TAM, be sure to visit the TAM Forum table, to get a 1st Tammer sticker, and meet TAMbassadors, who will do their best to show you around and help you get the most out of the conference.

How does JREF handle safety concerns?

The Amazing Meeting, while a private event, is held at the South Point Hotel Casino and Spa, which is open to the public. The safety of our attendees and speakers is a priority. If an attendee encounters a problem within the conference area, they should report the situation to TAM staff or hotel security. JREF has also engaged an independent consultant on these issues, with decades of experience handling security, boundary and safety concerns, to assist us in dealing with any matters should they arise at the event.

Can I volunteer for the JREF at TAM?

There are a number of volunteer opportunities at TAM, including in the areas of operations, speaker support, hospitality and registration. If you would like to volunteer at the conference, please email TAM@randi.org.

Are there accommodations for special needs at TAM?

Yes, the South Point provides for ADA compliant rooms and accessible conference spaces. If you have any special considerations or concerns, please email TAM@randi.org or consult with a staff member at the conference, or contact the South Point Hotel, Casino and Spa directly at 1-866-796-7111.

Is TAM an all-ages conference?

While TAM is generally family friendly, not all content may be suitable for children, and parental discretion is advised. Registration is required for children 13 and up. Children 12 and under are not permitted in conference sessions.

Will there be child care at the conference?

Yes, child care is a free service for TAM attendees provided by the Richard Dawkins Foundation for Reason and Science. The child care will be provided by bonded and insured child care providers from the Las Vegas area. The child care will be located in the conference area of the South Point Hotel & Casino, in a room near where conference sessions will take place. Toys, games, activities, and movies will be available for the children. Food will NOT be provided. Parents are responsible for meals (we will have some snacks available – parents must alert us to any allergy or food issues).

One parent/guardian must be registered for the conference. One parent or legal guardian must be on the hotel property at all times while the child is in child care.

Child care will be available July 12-15, 2012. Drop offs will begin at 7:30am each day. Children must be picked up by 6:00 PM each day.

For more information about child care, please email TAM@randi.org.

Is there time available to explore what Las Vegas has to offer outside the conference area?

To maximize the value of a TAM registration, we try to keep the schedule as packed with education and entertainment as possible throughout the duration of the conference. However, many attendees enjoy excursions to restaurants, casinos, and shows in and around the Las Vegas area. Those who don’t want to miss anything TAM has to offer might be interested in scheduling some exploring time before or after the conference.

Will wifi be available?

Yes, wifi is made available by the South Point for a fee.

Is there a business center onsite?

Yes, the South Point does provide a full-featured business center on the ground floor.

III. LODGING

Is there a conference rate for the South Point?

Yes, the TAM group rate is $45/weeknight, $85/weekend. For the group rate code, and the dates that the group rate will be honored, please visit our hotel information page.

Are there any overflow hotels?

TAM does not provide a list of official overflow hotels, though there are several affordable nearby hotels that may be able to accommodate TAM attendees, including the Grandview at Las Vegas, at 702-966-4700.

IV. AFTER THE EVENT

Will DVDs of the conference be made available for sale after TAM 2012 is over?

JREF plans to provide the videos of talks and panels at TAM 2012 online through its websites and networks after the event. There are currently no plans to produce DVD sets of the event, but we may produce them in the future if there is enough public interest.

How can I stay connected with the friends I made at TAM?

Join JREF’s online community, the JREF Forum. And get involved with one of the local skeptics groups that JREF supports throughout the United States.

Please send any further questions to TAM@randi.org.