Here is my tentative speaking schedule for DragonCon 2016 in Atlanta, GA. This promises to be a fantastic event. Come join 85k of your closest friends.
Title: How Will It All End?
Description: Media has given a vast array of possible ways civilization may come to an end, and continues to provide new apocalyptic and disaster scenarios with increasing creativity. Our experts and panellists lead a discussion on the most likely – and unlikely – causes for The End.
Time: Fri 05:30 pm Location: Chastain F-H – Westin (Length: 1 Hour)
(Tentative Panelists: Tedd Roberts, Nick Eftimiades)
Title: Post Parade Cool-Down
Description: Join the skeptical parade group for a cool-down and discussion on skeptical issues.
Time: Sat 11:30 am Location: 204-207 – Hilton (Length: 1 Hour)
(Tentative Panelists: Margaret Downey, Barbara A. Drescher, John W Loftus, Nick Eftimiades, Angela F. Mattke, Aron Ra)
Title: Writing, Creativity, and Skepticism
Description: A few top authors and artistic creatives, who are also Skeptics, discuss what effect their personal skepticism has on their writings.
Time: Sat 04:00 pm Location: 204-207 – Hilton (Length: 1 Hour)
(Tentative Panelists: Michael Stackpole, Scott Sigler, Nick Eftimiades, Curt Anderson)
Title: Spotting Illogical Arguments
Description: What do UFO enthusiasts, conspiracy theorists, preachers, and politicians have in common? They all have the ability to manipulate an argument. Their statements are designed to influence, steer, direct, guide, persuade, etc. A description of logical statements and how to spot those which are not.
Time: Sun 11:30 am Location: 204-207 – Hilton (Length: 1 Hour)
(Tentative Panelists: Nick Eftimiades)
Title: S.T.E.M. Education: Everybody Wants It; No One Wants to Pay For It
Description: S.T.E.M. education has been drastically reduced while budgets on the federal, state & local levels have been cut. NASA’s outreach budget is almost non-existent. How can this vital piece of education be delivered to our younger generation? Some creative & old fashioned methods are presented.
Time: Sun 04:00 pm Location: 212-213 – Hilton (Length: 1 Hour)
(Tentative Panelists: Dr. Pamela L. Gay, Nick Eftimiades, David J. Hewitt, Sam Ortega)