Dangerous Nonsense - Exploring the Gulf between Science and its Impostors
Center for Inquiry/Chicago is pleased to present its first Annual Spring Conference!
HURRY! Early registration discount expires April 7!
Bunkum grows like a weed in American culture - whether it's climate change denial, conspiracy theories, or healing by prayer. Some ideas are not only nonsense, they are dangerous nonsense, with serious implications for our lives. In this age where misinformation can be spread more easily than ever before, understanding the role of the scientific process in human affairs is critical to our survival. This conference will present top scientists in biology, physiology and physics, each of them gifted at explaining both the science and its impostors of their respective fields. Join us and gain valuable insight into exploring the world through science and reason.
- Dr. Massimo Pigliucci , professor of evolution and ecology, contributing writer for Skeptical Inquirer
- Dr. Veronica Drantz , professor of physiology
- Dr. Michael Albrow , physicist at FermiLab
- Dr. Ron Pine , explorer, retired biology professor, and debunker of “Intelligent Design”
- Dr. Dario Maestripieri , professor of evolutionary biology
- The Mentalist ' Mystopher' and Carolee , “Serving Fork-Fulls of Magic and Imagination”
Included in conference registration:
- Morning and afternoon coffee and pastries
- Live magic show entertainment
- Book sales and displays
- Book signings
- Panel discussion with our presenters
- Plenty of Q & A time
The Conference is downtown, so there are many transit options:
- Red Line (Lake stop, then two blocks northeast)
- Blue Line (Washington stop or Clark/Lake stop, then three blocks northeast)
- Brown/Green/Orange/Pink Lines (State/Lake stop, then two blocks northeast)
- Buses: too many to mention!
- Parking in the 111 E. Wacker building - enter from East Wacker - approximately $24
Admission: Register early and save up to 20%!
Register before April 7:
General Admission: $60
Friend of the Center (CFI Members): $50
Students (with valid student ID): $35
Register after April 7:
General Admission: $75
Friend of the Center: $60
Special Offer: If you have never before been a Friend of the Center, you can save up to $30 by joining CFI Chicago (normally $60/individual) and registering for the conference at the same time. Purchase both (a $120 value) for just $90 before April 7, or $100 after the 7th.
CLICK HERE to register online, or send a check or money order payable to "Center for Inquiry Chicago" to: Center for Inquiry Chicago, P.O. Box 7951, Chicago, IL, 60680-7951.
For schedule and speaker bios, download the PDF files below.
Questions? Email firstname.lastname@example.org or
- File Attachment: cfi_chicago_spring_conference_2010_speaker_bios_03.pdf
- File Attachment: cfi_chicago_spring_conference_2010_schedule_05.pdf