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Russ Dobler

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Biography: President of the New York City Skeptics and Science Editor for entertainment website AIPT, where I solicit and publish content on the science of superheroes and other pop culture, with an emphasis on skepticism and critical thinking
 
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Attendance Platform: In Person
 
Proposed Session Title: #SkepComm -- Fulfilling the Promise of Organized Skepticism
 
Session Description:
What's now called the Committee for Skeptical Inquiry was founded 45 years ago, with part of its mission statement calling for "the critical investigation of controversial or extraordinary claims from a responsible, scientific point of view," and the dissemination of "factual information about the results of such inquiries to the scientific community, the media, and the public."

We've been really good at the first part ... so why are we so TERRIBLY AWFUL at the second?

In what amounts to the culmination of 7 previous SkeptiCamp talks, I'll make the argument that as a community, we need to face facts about what kind of public communication actually works and what doesn't, with the immensely popular #SciComm movement as a model. Get your Hard-To-Swallow Pills ready; you're not gonna want to hear this.

I'll also briefly introduce SCAN -- the Skeptical Communication and Activism Network -- which is a brand new way for dedicated individuals to connect with like-minded, differently-skilled individuals to work on outreach projects and get shit done.
 
Previous SkeptiCamp NYC Events: 2020, 2019, 2018, 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013

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