The Amaz!ng Meeting (TAM) began when members of the JREF’s online forum community had the idea for a small gathering in Ft. Lauderdale. When more than 150 guests showed up for the first TAM in 2003, we knew we’d hit on something special. Since then, the JREF has sponsored fifteen such meetings, and in recent years, TAM has grown to well more than 1,000 attendees.
We are proud to bring you talks, panels, and workshops featuring some of the brightest and most engaging people in science and skepticism. But the best thing about TAM is still the community and camaraderie. You’re in the company of hundreds of other people who prefer the world the way it really is: real.
About the JREF
The James Randi Educational Foundation was founded in 1996 to help people defend themselves from paranormal and pseudoscientific claims. The JREF offers a still-unclaimed million-dollar reward for anyone who can produce evidence of paranormal abilities under controlled conditions. Through scholarships, workshops, and innovative resources for educators, the JREF works to inspire this investigative spirit in a new generation of critical thinkers.
We need your help to create a world where everyone has access to the tools of science and critical thinking, and charlatans can’t get rich by deceiving people. You can make a difference by becoming a contributor, taking action with us to stop paranormal and pseudoscientific frauds, and joining us every year at the Amaz!ng Meeting, the world’s premier gathering of skeptical thinkers.
About James Randi
James Randi has an international reputation as a magician and escape artist, but today he is best known as the world’s most tireless investigator and demystifier of paranormal and pseudoscientific claims.
He has received numerous awards and recognitions, including a Fellowship from the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation and a one-hour PBS NOVA special on Randi’s major investigations.
He is the author of numerous books, including The Truth About Uri Geller, The Faith Healers, Flim-Flam!, and An Encyclopedia of Claims, Frauds, and Hoaxes of the Occult and Supernatural. His lectures and television appearances have delighted — and vexed — audiences around the world.
In 1996, the James Randi Education Foundation was established to further Randi’s work. Randi’s long-standing challenge to psychics now stands as a $1,000,000 prize administered by the Foundation. It remains unclaimed.