Saturday, May 07, 2011
TAM 9 From Outer Space
This is your friendly reminder to get it in gear if you want to go to this year's premiere celebration of science, skepticism, and critical thinking. The Amaz!ng Meeting 2011 (TAM 9) will be held July 14-17 at the South Point Hotel, Casino, and Spa in Las Vegas.
The luminaries scheduled to appear include Bill Nye (The Science Guy), Mythbuster Adam Savage, Neil deGrasse Tyson, Lawrence Krauss, Richard Dawkins, Michael Shermer, Phil Plait, PZ Myers, magicians Penn & Teller and Banachek, Skepics' Guide to the Universe and Skepticality talents, awesome Aussies Karen Stollznow and Richard Saunders, Brit-wit Richard Wiseman, entertainer George Hrab, and many, many, many more.
It's difficult to describe this conference beyond the term, "Amazing." I will say that I've been to TAMs 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, and 8, and that I intend to go as long as
a. they are held and
b. I am alive.
For what it's worth, I do not make that claim regarding any other conference or meeting series that I attend other than TAM.
The attendance for TAM has grown every year (and throughout the Great Recession) because if you're anything like me, you get hooked at your first TAM and never miss another. Best. Addiction. Ever.
The Amaz!ng Meeting 2011: TAM 9 From Outer Space!