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SkeptiCamp NYC 2019 Attendee Directory

These are folks who wish to have their attendance to SkeptiCamp NYC made public! This is an opt-in list. Many choose not to show up here, so it is NOT a complete list of all attendees.

Number of registered attendees for this year: 35

Session Proposals

We have not, yet, approved any of these to be on the schedule, and they are subject to change.

  Attendee Name Session Title Location Previous SkeptiCamp NYC Events
  My presentation will address visual metaphors of time and their connection to present-day pictorial and verbal messages and advertising practices that uncover, stimulate and enforce our desires and influence everyday models of life. I will relate my experience of living under radically different socio-economic structures with different pictorial representations of the future – and argue that the common cultural preoccupation with narrowing our reality to a straight line going from Past to Future is one of the causes of a dramatic shift in our societies’ relationship to the environment.
View Brian Bagzis A Rational Alternative to the "New World Order" Philadelphia, PA 3
  In this talk, I'll introduce a concept from the field of international relations - the "liberal international order" - as a more rational & sophisticated counterpart to the oft-debunked "New World Order" conspiracy theories. We'll consider 2 questions:
(1) What can publicly available documents, email leaks & social network analysis tell us about the control that organizations like the Council on Foreign Relations, the Bilderberg Group, the Bohemian Club, and the Trilateral Commission have over the Liberal International Order?
(2) Does international relations research suggest that the components of the Liberal International Order (i.e. democracy promotion, trade deals, military alliances, international law) promote peace & prosperity or does it suggest that it leads to wars & economic exploitation?
View "Bill Chapman" Another Year of Fighting the Climate Wars NYC 0
  I have been reading everything I can get my hands on about climate change since 2016, and have been very active in environmental organizations, including one that I founded. As of December 7, I will have made two trips to DC to lobby congresspeople on the climate change issue.

My organization:
View Russ Dobler The End of Ufology? The Information Age Is the Best and Worst Thing for Believers 6
  Now that everyone always has a powerful digital camera within reach, and official surveillance creeps closer to Orwellian inevitability, shouldn’t we have … I don’t know … found some conclusive evidence of UFOs by now? Or at least admitted that the lack of anything conclusive tells us all we need to know?

I posed these questions and more to some of the last remaining old guard of serious UFO study for their analysis on whether the end of ufology, one way or another, is finally in sight.
View Mitchell Lampert Collecting and Showcasing Science Toys! Yaaay!! Westchester County 10
  For several years, now, I have compiled a small collection of scientific toys, models, and other curiosities. Only a few of which I will be bringing with me to this event. However, I have been hosting a Table of Scientific Curiosities at my co-op for a few years. And, I am planning to bring it to other venues, in the future! Learn about all the FUN things I have in store, and perhaps contribute ideas of your own to add to it!

If I have time left over, maybe we can also talk about science video games, or something.
View "Marcus" Alternative medicine and the Exorcist Brooklyn 0
  I will discuss how the movie, The Exorcist illustrates the way that some people can become drawn to alternative medicine.

Other Attendees

  Attendee Name Location Previous SkeptiCamp NYC Events
View Beth Everett Nyc 2
View Chris Everett New York City 3
View "Jonathan Friedman" Brooklyn, New York 1

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