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In-Person Interactive Event (Dec. 1-3)

In-Person Interactive Event (Dec. 1-3)

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The Skeptics Society and Skeptic Magazine Present

Our First-Ever In-Person Interactive Event

  • Workshops
  • Live Podcasts with Audience Participation
  • Talks with Practical Advice
  • Open House
  • Lunch+Dinner

Theme: Truth—What It Is, How to Find It, and Why It Matters.
When: December 1-3, 2023
Hilton Santa Barbara Beachfront Resort, Santa Barbara, CA


  • Applied Skepticism (AKA Skepticism 101) workshop with Michael Shermer. How to think like a scientist. Based on his Chapman University college course taught to thousands of students.
  • Truth in Journalism: Environmentalism, nuclear power, homelessness, addiction, and politics. Live Podcast recording and Q&A with Michael Shellenberger. How can we know what is true in the news we read and see?
  • Challenge your own beliefs: Live demonstration of Street Epistemology with Peter Boghossian. Get on stage and reason through your own deepest-held beliefs. Plus: Dr. Boghossian will be practicing Street Epistemology at our open house and during lunch breaks — examine your own beliefs throughout the day in a more casual setting.
  • Truth in Science: What can science tell us about the world, society, and culture? Live podcast recording and Q&A with Jared Diamond, one of the most acclaimed scientists of the 20th century.
  • Fundraising Dinner with our speakers: exclusive dinner in support of the Skeptics Society.
  • Open house at the Skeptic magazine HQ: Taco food truck and drinks, chat with the speakers, staff, and guests in a relaxed setting, get signed books and selfies, and enjoy some Southern California sunshine!

Full program:
Reserve your hotel room (more than $200 off the full price!)

About the Speakers:

Jared Diamond is a multidisciplinary scientist and Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Guns, Germs, and Steel. His work has largely focused on understanding human behavior, cultures, societies, and civilizations. He is widely regarded as one of the most influential thinkers of the past century.

Peter Boghossian is a philosopher and author of bestselling books A Manual for Creating Atheists and How to Have Impossible Conversations. He pioneered the wide application of a critical thinking method termed Street Epistemology—using the Socratic Method to examine everyday beliefs.

Michael Shellenberger is an investigative journalist and environmentalist. Earlier this year, he worked with Elon Musk to expose the role of government in social media censorship and was invited to testify about his findings in Congress. He placed third in the 2022 gubernatorial election in California and was named Time magazine Hero of the Environment.

Michael Shermer is the author of Why People Believe Weird Things, Editor-in-Chief of Skeptic magazine, and director of Skeptics Society, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit promoting science and reason. He’s the host of the popular podcast The Michael Shermer Show.

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