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Old 22nd October 2021, 07:19 PM   #1
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CSICon 2022 - October 20 to 23, 2022

A year from this post shall be the weekend of CSICon 2022! Save the date!

They claim this will be the "Best CSICon, Yet!" I don't know exactly what they mean by that, but I can believe it*.


Anyone else planning to go?

* Just kidding! No, I'm actually quite skeptical of that claim. But, I am willing to see what it's going to be like, for myself.
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Old 23rd February 2022, 07:50 PM   #2
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Recent social media posts from CSI seem to cofirm CSICON is going to go on!

...and if all goes well, there might be a Table of Scientific Curiosities to visit while attending.
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Old 24th February 2022, 04:17 AM   #3
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Can someone provide a prediction of what version of COVID will be spreading in October? This will no doubt influence my decision whether to attend.
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Old 24th February 2022, 06:17 PM   #4
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Originally Posted by gerdbonk View Post
Can someone provide a prediction of what version of COVID will be spreading in October? This will no doubt influence my decision whether to attend.
They will probably run out of Greek letters, by then. So, it will be some variation of whatever alphabet they use after that.
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Old 2nd March 2022, 11:28 AM   #5
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Originally Posted by Wowbagger View Post
They will probably run out of Greek letters, by then. So, it will be some variation of whatever alphabet they use after that.
I cast my vote for TlhIngan Hol (Klingon).
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Old 10th March 2022, 07:53 AM   #6
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For my birthday, I am ordering up a few new science toys for the Table of Scientific Curiosities we are planning to lut together for this conference.
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Old 30th March 2022, 05:22 PM   #7
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CSICon 2022 planning

I just heard from Pat Beauchamp today. While she retired in 2020, she's coming out of retirement to run CSICon 2022!

The call for volunteers has started! You'll help for about four hours, and none of that time will be during anything that you've paid for -- when the talks start, we're in our seats. In exchange you'll get free admission to the party Saturday night, and are invited to the free staff & volunteer dinner (probably Thursday night 5:30-6:30pm). Sometime speakers attend the dinner too.

Volunteering may have other, random perks. Once, the two volunteers who were checking badges before the magic show were asked by Banachek to be part of his show. Another time, the volunteer who was helping organize the book signing lines had to spend 15 minutes in a room with the authors as some technical glitches delayed the start. I always randomly assign volunteers to check tickets for the Thursday workshops; and once the workshop starts I insist that you continue checking from inside the workshop.

We volunteers help with setup and tear-down (mainly of the book sales area), help at the registration area, check badges and tickets (all before events begin), organize the book signing lines, and so on. If you attended one of the last CSICons and preregistered, a volunteer probably handed you your packet. During the popular booksigning events, you may have heard me saying "The end of the line is in front of me" as I backed away from the rapidly growing line.

The we site hasn't been update from 2019 yet, but if you go to https://csiconference.org/, click on Info, scroll down and click on Volunteer, that page has the email address to use, volunteering@csiconference.org. I coordinate the easy stuff; if you have other relevant skills, e.g. award-winning PR abilities, I'll put you in touch with the CSI staff.
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Old 30th March 2022, 11:13 PM   #8
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Old 31st March 2022, 09:25 PM   #9
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Excellent! I shall, once again, volunteer as Volunteer this year!
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Old 4th April 2022, 09:12 AM   #10
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Thanks Wowbagger!

Gerdbonk, while we can't use your scorn-winning abilities, we can use help at the other tasks, and perhaps hanging around the CFI staff could improve your PR abilities. :-)

This will be a different convention without Randi.
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Old 11th April 2022, 06:16 AM   #11
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Anyone have a link to the guest/speaker list?
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Old 11th April 2022, 06:32 AM   #12
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No, sorry, I haven't seen anything beyond the "Save the Date" ads.
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Old 16th April 2022, 01:24 PM   #13
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I heard a rumor that one of the highlights for this year will be some sort of Table of Scientific Curiosities of some sort.

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Old 16th April 2022, 10:01 PM   #14
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What's with the countdown clock? CSICon 2022
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What's with the countdown clock?
That's the wrong conference, the Cardiological Society of India. You want https://csiconference.org/, but it hasn't been updated since CSIcon 2019.
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What's with the countdown clock? CSICon 2022
That might be a better conference
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There was an image with a speaker's list with the 26 May ""Skeptical Inquirer Presents" announcement. We've got:

* Penn & Teller
* Julia Sweeney
* Naomi Oreskes
* Neil deGrasse Tyson
* Richard Dawkins
* Seema Yasmin
* Richard Wiseman
* Natalia Pasternak
* Banachek
* Timothy Caulfield
* George Hrab
* Joseph Uscinski
* Odaelys Walwyn-Pollard
* Piff the Magic Dragon
* and many more

The call for Sunday papers is open too!
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Registration is now open! https://csiconference.org/
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I know this might be long shot, but if anyone going wants to save money on a room, they can share a room with me! My usual roommate, Steve Bauer, might not be able to make it this year.
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