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

City Recital Hall

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

Performance Dates & Times

One-day pass: Sunday 19 November, 2017
9:00am - 6:00pm
City Recital Hall

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


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.  


Day 2 Session 1: ADAM SPENCER, Leigh Nicholson & War on Waste

Sunday 19 November
9:00am - 11:05am

Introduction Lawrence Leung
The Number Games Adam Spencer
The Cure for Cancer is a Radioactive Shark on a Sugar-Free Diet Leigh Nicholson
The War on Waste Craig Reucassel, Stephen Oliver & Jodi Boylan

Day Two, Session One dives straight into more question and controversy with an introduction by host Lawrence Leung, followed by Mathematician and comedian Adam Spencer. Cancer researcher Leigh Nicholson, and The War on Waste’s Craig Reucassel, Stephen Oliver and Jodi Boylan will round off the session.

Day 2 Session 2: Energy panel & Cara Santa Maria

Sunday 19 November
11:35am- 1:20pm

The Future of Energy Ketan Joshi & Dr Oscar Archer
Science Communication in Post-Truth America Cara Santa Maria
Live Music Rhian Sheehan

Day Two, Session Two continues with Kathy Marks and Marcus Strom. They’ll be followed by international science communicator Cara Santa Maria, and a musical performance by Rhian Sheehan.

Day 2 Session 3: Captain Disillusion & Vyom Sharma

Sunday 19 November
2:20pm - 3:30pm

Skeptics Awards Announcements ASI President Eran Segev
The Unbearable Loneliness of Being Right on the Internet Captain Disillusion
Rewiring our Minds Dr Vyom Sharma

Day Two, Session Three begins with the Australian Skeptics and their Skeptics Award presentations. Then, jump straight from debunking viral videos with Captain Disillusion, to debunking pseudoscience with doctor and magician Dr Vyom Sharma.

Day 2 Session 4: Ruth Ellison & the Scathing Atheist Podcast

Sunday 19 November
4:00pm - 5:40pm

Growing Up in a Cult: A Journey to Skepticism Ruth Ellison
The Scathing Atheists: God Awful Movies Scathing Atheist Podcast
Closing Remarks ASI President Eran Segev

Day Two, Session Four propels Skepticon into the realm of religion and indoctrination. Cult survivor Ruth Ellison begins the session, setting the stage for the Scathing Atheist podcast to follow, with all their usual snark and satire. The Australian Skeptics’ President Eran Segev will provide the closing remarks. 

Jason Silva: AWESTRUCK

Sunday 19 November

Beloved science explainer, futurist and self-described ‘epiphany addict’ Jason Silva will leave you 'Awestruck' as he delves into scientific innovation, challenging creativity, innovation and the co-evolution of humans and technology. 

Ticket Info

Sunday 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 Saturday 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 correct at time of publication

Performance Dates & Times

One-day pass: Sunday 19 November, 2017
9:00am - 6:00pm
City Recital Hall

Buy Tickets