What are the registration deadlines?
Standard registration rates ($475/$275 single-day) apply until June 30, 2013.
After June 30, late registration rates ($600/$400 single day) apply.
What is included in the registration fee?
Regular 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.
When are the meals that are included in my registration fee?
Continental breakfast is available Friday, Saturday, and Sunday from 7:30-9:00 am in the conference center. Lunch is also provided on Friday and Saturday from 12:45-2:00 pm.
What events are not covered in the registration fee?
Workshops, evening shows, and some special events (the Poker Tournament, the fundraising luncheons and dinners) have an additional fee.
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.
Do students get a discounted registration?
Yes, the student discount for TAM 2013 is $100.00 off registration rates. In order to receive the student discount we require a current student ID or proof of current enrollment. You can send this information to TAM@randi.org for approval.
Are there any grant programs to help people attend?
Yes. Large conferences like TAM are very expensive to produce, and as a result registration fees may be unaffordable for some, especially students. While JREF offers a discounted registration to students and JREF members (below JREF’s actual costs, in some cases), some people may still not be able to afford to attend.
We are happy to announce that due to several generous individuals who have partnered with the JREF to organize various grant programs to help those who need financial assistance to attend The Amaz!ng Meeting 2013, dozens of people will be able to come to TAM this year who otherwise wouldn’t be able to attend. These grants apply directly to the TAM registration fee in order to cover full registration. The grants do not cover airfare, hotel, or other expenses, inlcuding additional add-on events at TAM.
Please visit this page for more information about TAM grant programs.
How do I become an exhibitor?
How do I apply for press registration?
A limited number of press passes will be issued. To request a pass to attend TAM as a member of the media, please see this page.
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 2013 welcome booth is directly across from the conference area’s entrance escalators.
Once I get to TAM, what can I expect?
To maximize the value of your TAM registration, we try to keep the schedule as packed with content as possible. We have nearly non-stop programing scheduled from 8AM until after midnight for the next four days and we encourage you to see as much as you can. A detailed printed schedule will be available at the registration desk. You can also view the full TAM 2013 schedule online using your web browser or the Lanyard mobile app.
What is your advice for making the most of the event?
We encourage you to 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 look for people wearing “TAMbassador” buttons, who will do their best to show you around and help you get the most out of the conference.
Are there any gathering spots outside of the conference area?
The South Point’s Del Mar Lounge is a popular hangout and meeting spot for many of the hundreds of like-minded TAM attendees.
What is the best way to get updates at the conference?
Daily email updates will be sent to attendees during TAM 2013. We also suggest following @JREF on Twitter for official updates, or listening to announcements from the main stage.
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 and we have a professional consultant with decades of experience on-site to assist us in dealing with any matters should they arise at the event. If you encounter a problem within the conference area, please immediately report the situation to TAM staff or hotel security. In the event that hotel or JREF event staff are not immediately nearby, please ask one of our many TAM volunteers for assistance. TAM volunteers have been trained in how to assist you, and can be identified by the word “volunteer” on the back of their conference t-shirt, or by their “TAMbassador” buttons.
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 11-14, 2013. 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.
Is there a conference rate for the South Point?
Yes, however the TAM group rate is now sold out.
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.
Will DVDs of the conference be made available for sale after TAM 2013 is over?
JREF plans to provide the videos of talks and panels at TAM 2013 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.
You can reach us using the form below or by emailing TAM@randi.org. You can also call us directly at (213) 293-3092 during regular business hours, Pacific time. Our mailing address is:
James Randi Educational Foundation
7095 Hollywood Blvd. No. 1170
Los Angeles, CA 90028.