Skepticon Australia: The Australian Skeptics 33rd National Convention – one-day pass Saturday

City Recital Hall

Skepticon Australia: The Australian Skeptics 33rd National Convention – one-day pass Saturday

Performance Dates & Times

One-day pass: Saturday 18 November, 2017
9:00am - 6:00pm
City Recital Hall

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Presented by City Recital Hall, Think INC. and Australian Skeptics

A TWO-DAY CONVENTION ON SATURDAY 18 AND SUNDAY 19 NOVEMBER

City Recital Hall and Think Inc. are proud to bring to you, Skepticon Australia: the Australian Skeptics 33rd National Convention this November.

Even in the 21st century there still appears to be countless cases of opportunistic people seeking to peddle and profit from their pseudoscientific claims – ‘carcinogenic’ meats, the resurgence of ‘cupping’ therapy, and the Paleo diet that refuses to return to its beloved Palaeolithic era, to name a few. One by one, they get debunked, and one by one, great skeptics arise to administer said debunking. Yet every now and then, it dawns on us that this may not be enough, and that we ought to call on many of these great skeptics at one time, in one place, with one common goal. Enter Skepticon Australia.

Skepticon Australia 2017 is a two-day convention that allows the public to question these claims with reason and rationality to get closer to the truth. With many exciting guests including Dr Karl Kruszelnicki, Dr Alan Duffy, Captain Disillusion and more, this ideas festival is for anybody and everybody who seeks truth and is ready to question the most recent fad.  

SATURDAY PROGRAM

Day 1 Session 1: Dr Karl, Britt Hermes & Lawrence Leung

Saturday 18 November
9:00am - 10:30am

Welcome to Skepticon ASI President Eran Segev
Introduction Lawrence Leung
Great Moments in Skepticism Dr Karl Kruszelnicki
Naturopathic Diaries: Confessions of a Former Naturopath Britt Hermes

Day One Session One kicks off the huge weekend with an address by the Australian Skeptics’ President Eran Segev. Beloved Australian scientist and national treasure, Dr Karl will start off the speakers, followed by former naturopath Britt Hermes.

Day 1 Session 2: Mythbusting & Guilty as Charged & Journey to Mars

Saturday 18 November
11:00am - 1:15pm

Credibility vs. The Incredible: The Professions Behind Mythbusting Dr Brad McKay, Sonya Pemberton, Alan Melikdjanian & Lawrence Leung
Guilty as Charged Kate Browne
Journey to Mars Alan Duffy (in collaboration with MAAS)

Day One continues with Session Two and Dr Brad McKay, Sonya Pemberton and Alan Melikdjanian a.k.a Captain Disillusion. They’ll be followed by The Checkout star Kate Browne, and Australia’s favourite astrophysicist, Alan Duffy.

Day 1 Session 3: Anti-Vax, Media panel, Liberalism & Cognitive Dissonance

Saturday 18 November
2:15pm - 5:45pm

Light for Riley: The Harsh Reality of the Anti-Vax Movement Catherine Hughes
The Trend is Mightier than the Pen: Defining Journalism Today Kathy Marks, Marcus Strom & Fauziah Ibrahim
On Betrayal by the Left Sarah Haider
Cognitive Dissonance On-Stage Cognitive Dissonance Podcast

Day One, Session Three rounds off the first day with vaccination campaigner Catherine Hughes and the Cognitive Dissonance podcast.

Ticket Info

Saturday ONE-DAY PASS 

Standard $157.70
Concession $126.95
City Recital Hall Member $126.95

All tickets are General Admission

To purchase individual session tickets, please click on the session links above.

one-day pass for Sunday is also available
A two-day pass is also available

The social highlight of the Skepticon 2017 program will be a formal dinner on Saturday 18 November at the Sheraton on the Park, including a three-course meal, drinks and entertainment. Click here to purchase your ticket!

A booking fee per transaction applies for this event as follows: Internet $6, Phone $8.
There is no booking fee for tickets purchased in person at the City Recital Hall Box Office.

Details are accurate at time of publication

Performance Dates & Times

One-day pass: Saturday 18 November, 2017
9:00am - 6:00pm
City Recital Hall

Buy Tickets