Speaker Schedule

Saturday Morning

9:00am Welcome


Grief vampires

9:30am Susan Gerbic


Home remedies that work?

10:15am Dr Brad McKay

10:45am Morning tea


Could Australian regulators better protect consumers from misleading and dangerous advertising of products making therapeutic claims?

11:00am  Health Regulation Panel 
Chair: Ken Harvey
Panel: Nicholas Heys, John Skerritt, Julie Woods
Presenters: Basia Diug, Paulina Stehlik, Mal Vickers

12:30pm Lunch

Saturday Afternoon


Seance

1:30pm Mark Edward


Brain myths: A discussion of historical and current neuropseudoscience

2:10pm Steven Novella

2:40pm Afternoon tea


Listening to the universe with gravitational waves

3:00pm Hannah Middleton


Is Constructivism a Four Letter Word? Science Meets Existential Psychology

3:30pm Cara Santa Maria


Cold Reading Workshop

4:10pm Susan Gerbic


The Skeptics’ Guide to the Universe panel

4:30pm The Skeptics’ Guide to the Universe panel – Topic to be confirmed

5:00pm Finish

Sunday Morning


So you’ve corrected someone’s grammar on the internet…

9:00am Lee Murray


Medical anti-science bingo

9:30am Sue Ieraci


Should Darwin have been surprised at the spread of skepticism in Europe following publication of his On the Origin of Species?

10:00am Tina Hanigan

10:30am Morning tea


Cults: belief in the extreme

11:00am Jo Thornely


Of microbes and monsters

11:30am Ross Balch

12:00noon Lunch

Sunday Afternoon


The Skeptics’ Guide to the Universe podcast recording

1:00pm The Skeptics’ Guide to the Universe team

2:50pm Afternoon tea


Alice in Bullshit-land

3:15pm Nicholas J. Johnson


Motivated numeracy:
why smart people reject facts they don’t like

3:45pm Matt Nurse


The research replication crisis in the social sciences

4:15pm Fiona Fidler

5:00pm Finish

Please note that this schedule may change prior to the event.

You can also a mobile friendly PDF of the conference program.