CSIcon 2011

Starts
Thursday, October 27th
Ends
Sunday, October 30th

CSIcon, the conference dedicated to scientific inquiry and critical thinking, is co-sponsored by SKEPTICAL INQUIRER and the Center for Inquiry (CFI). From October 27-30, 2011, at the New Orleans Marriott in the heart of the famed French Quarter, skeptics, scientists, journalists and orators from around the world will gather for four days of separating science from fiction.

Thursday, October 27
12:00–2:00 PM Registration and Bookstore
2:30–3:00 PM Opening Remarks Acadia/Bissonet Rooms
3:00–5:00 PM The Investigators Acadia/Bissonet Rooms
6:00–7:00 PM CSI Fellow and Speaker Reception Riverview Room, 41st Floor
7:00–9:00 PM Opening Reception Carondelet Room


Friday, October 28
7:30–8:30 AM Registration and Bookstore
8:30–10:45 AM Death From The Skies Acadia/Bissonet Rooms
11:00 AM–12:30 PM B Feeling the Future Third Floor D&E Rooms
11:00 AM–12:30 PM A Public Policy Third Floor D&E Rooms
12:30 AM–2:00 PM Lunch with Lawrence Krauss Carondelet Room
2:00–4:00 PM Sleights of Mind Acadia/Bissonet Rooms
4:15–5:45 PM B Superstitions and Hauntings Third Floor D&E Rooms
4:15–5:45 PM A Creation and Evolution Third Floor D&E Rooms
6:00–7:00 PM Pre-Banquet Reception and Cash Bar Napolean, St. Charles, and Riverview 41st Floor
7:00–9:30 PM Conference Banquet Carondelet Room


Saturday, October 29
7:30–8:30 AM Registration and Bookstore
8:30–10:45 AM Alternative Medical Claims Acadia/Bissonet Rooms
11:00 AM–12:30 PM A UFO Claims Third Floor D&E Rooms
11:00 AM–12:30 PM B Skepticism and the Media: Win Over an Unlikely Audience by Telling a Better Story Third Floor D&E Rooms
12:30–2:00 PM Lunch with Paul Offit Acadia/Bissonet Rooms
2:00–4:00 PM Conspiracy Theories Acadia/Bissonet Rooms
4:15–5:45 PM B Grassroots Outreach Third Floor D&E Rooms
4:15–5:45 PM A Independent Investigation Groups Third Floor D&E Rooms
7:30–9:00 PM Bill Nye, The Science Guy Acadia/Bissonet Rooms
9:00 PM–Midnight Mardi Gras Parade and Costume Party Tipitina's French Quarter


Sunday, October 30

8:00–9:00 AM Registration and Bookstore
9:00–11:30 AM Educating the Next Generation Acadia/Bissonet Rooms
12:00–1:30 PM Houdini Séance Acadia/Bissonet Rooms

Register now for CSIcon New Orleans 2011!