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Join NYC Skeptics in 2010

Dear NYC Skeptics Supporter,

A new year is almost upon us, but there is still time to show your support for New York City Skeptics and make your tax-deductible contribution for 2010. As an NYC Skeptics supporter, you know the difference a grassroots organization like ours can make. Please help us continue our efforts to promote science and critical thinking by renewing your membership or becoming a member today!

2010 was our most successful and celebrated year to date, with more NYC Skeptics programs and activities and an increased focus on "spreading the word" of science and skepticism to a larger audience:

  • February saw the launch of our official podcast, Rationally Speaking with hosts Massimo Pigliucci & Julia Galef. The podcast has been a tremendous success, and is now downloaded by almost 20,000 listeners each week.
  • The Northeast Conference on Science & Skepticism (NECSS) attracted 400 attendees and sold out for the second year in a row, bringing to town skeptical luminaries like James Randi, D.J. Grothe, David "Orac" Gorski, and the Skeptics Guide to the Universe "Rogues."
  • Our public lecture series hosted speakers like Professor Richard Wiseman, WNYC's Beth Fertig, and skeptical activist Simon Perry.
  • Our annual Darwin Day event attracted over 200 hundred attendees, and our second-annual "Skepticamp" event filled the house for the second year in a row.
  • Our monthly Meetup and Drinking Skeptically events are also going strong, providing an avenue for skeptics and critical thinkers of all stripes to socialize, network, and engage with each other.

And we're just getting started on 2011...! In January we will host the first of many live tapings of the Rationally Speaking podcast, and in just a couple of weeks we will open registration for NECSS 2011. The conference will be bigger and better than ever, with more speakers, more panels, and will be expanding to two days (and remember that NYC Skeptics members receive a discount on NECSS registration)!

As an all-volunteer organization our efforts are only possible because of the support we receive from our members. Please join us or renew your membership today. Thank you for your continued support and Happy New Year!



Michael Feldman
New York City Skeptics