CSICon Las Vegas

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Register now for CSICon Las Vegas, October 27-30, 2016.

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This is No Illusion! CSICon is Coming to Vegas!

No, you’re not just seeing things!

For too long, skeptics have been wandering in the desert, parched and aimless, wondering when, oh when, will they find an oasis?

But just on the horizon, hope beckons. At last! A chance for critical thinkers from around the world to celebrate with the brightest minds and biggest personalities in science and skepticism.

It’s no mirage, it’s CSICon 2016, and this time it’s in Vegas!

October 27-30, come to the Excalibur Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas, where brilliant speakers will make the City of Light truly shine, with skeptic stars like evolutionary biologist Richard Dawkins, science education champion Eugenie Scott, SETI astronomer Jill Tarter, and many more to be announced.

And yes, the amazing James Randi will be there, too.

CSICon 2016 is a production of the Committee for Skeptical Inquiry, the people who bring you Skeptical Inquirer magazine, the group that began organized skepticism a generation ago. And what better location for a conference of skeptics than in a city full of illusions?

Don’t wait! Unlike the claims of celebrity psychics, conspiracy theorists, and alt-med hucksters, this is no illusion. CSICon is real! Register now!

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Click on speakers’ names to find out more about them.


aerial view of castle-like hotel

Thursday, October 27

Workshops starting at 11:00 a.m., including Cold Reading with Ray Hyman and Mark Edward, Skeptical Activism with Susan Gerbic and Stephanie Guttormson, Teach Critical Thinking with Ray Hall, Independent Investigations Group with Jim Underdown, and Skeptic’s Toolbox with Ray Hyman, James Alcock, Harriet Hall, and Lindsay Beyerstein. In the evening, the conference's opening reception and a magic show featuring Jamy Ian Swiss!

knight in jousting gear at Tournament of Kings

Friday, October 28

Talks from James Alcock, Maria Konnikova, Anthony Pratkanis, Paul Offit, Harriet Hall, Kavin Senapathy, Ronald Lindsay, Michael Mann, and Kevin Folta; a conversation between Richard Dawkins and Jamy Ian Swiss; and a joust dinner at the Tournament of Kings.

attendees in Halloween costumes

Saturday, October 29

Talks from Eugenie Scott, Bertha Vazquez, Sanal Edamruku, David Helfand, Tamar Wilner, Joe Nickell, Jill Tarter, Elizabeth Loftus, and Carol Tavris; a VIP luncheon with Richard Dawkins and James Randi (seating is limited!); an interview with James Randi; and a Halloween costume party.

large room with stage in hotel

Sunday, October 30

A talk from Lawrence Krauss; presentation of papers. Find out more ›


Excalibur Hotel & Resort
3850 S Las Vegas Blvd
Las Vegas, NV 89109

excalibur.com · (702) 597-7777

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The hotel does not have a shuttle from the airport. Taxis are available 24 hours a day. Also, there are several different shuttle companies to choose from:

Bell Trans – 702-739-7990 (open 24 hours)
Earth Limos & Buses – 702-437-1900 (open 24 hours)
Showtime – 702-895-9976 (open 24 hours)

The McCarran Airport website also has additional information regarding transportation to and from the airport.

Get Involved

Call for Papers

The Committee for Skeptical Inquiry is delighted to announce that we will incorporate a Sunday Morning Papers session at CSICon Las Vegas.

The Sunday Morning Papers session will recognize new voices and new ideas and showcase them in the spotlight of the CSICon stage. If you have had success in communicating scientific skepticism, teaching critical thinking, combating pseudoscience, or furthering the mission of CSI in some new and significant way, we want to hear from you!

More Information & Submission Instructions ›

Volunteer Information

CSICon Las Vegas needs your help! We are seeking a number of volunteers to help support the event, whether with speaker support, registration, event management, PR, merchandising, outreach, tabling, or other opportunities.

More Information & Sign-up Instructions ›


Policy on Hostile Conduct / Harassment at Conferences

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The Center for Inquiry values full participation at all of its events, including participation from individuals with disabilities. Requests for reasonable accommodation may be made by contacting Barry Karr at (716) 636-4869 ext. 217 or bkarr@centerforinquiry.net.