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NECSS 2019 - Northeast Conference on Science and Skepticism



Register Now for NECSS 2019!

The Northeast Conference on Science & Skepticism (pronounced “nexus”) is a science and critical thinking conference held annually in New York City. NECSS welcomes leading scientists, educators, activists, and artists who educate and engage conference attendees through individual presentations, panel discussions, workshops, and performance pieces. NECSS is as much a meeting of minds as it is a conference, and social events and mixers are organized throughout the weekend to allow attendees the opportunity to mix and mingle in a friendly, relaxed atmosphere.

Join us as we welcome science writer Carl Zimmer as our keynote speaker! Back by popular demand, Leighann Lord will be returning as conference MC. We will also be greeting popular science author Mary Roach as our special guest, and over two-dozen speakers, panelists, and workshop presenters.

NECSS 2019 will have four full days of presentations, panels, workshops, and other events featuring dozens of speakers from the worlds of both science and skepticism.

Early bird pricing ends June 14th, after which prices will rise significantly. Don't wait to register, secure your tickets today!

Presale Registration

Registration is now open for a Presale Premium Pass! Premium passes include:

  • Registration for all three main conference days
  • All Thursday workshops
  • The SGU Private Show
  • All ancillary events
  • Backstage lunch with speakers
  • Preferred seating
  • Special NECSS swag
  • And more to be announced!

Space is limited, so secure your Premium Pass now!

Discount Registration Available

NECSS is co-sponsored by the New England Skeptical Society, the Society for Science-Based Medicine, and New York City Skeptics. Members of all organizations will enjoy discounted registration at the conference, so please consider joining!

Hotel Information

We have secure discounted room rates for NECSS attendees at two local hotels: the Hilton Fashion District (located on 26th Street, across the street from FIT) and the Hilton Garden Inn (located on 37th Street, between 8th and 9th Avenues).

  • To book at the Hilton Garden Inn follow this booking link. Discounted rooms start at $219 (+ taxes and fees) and will be available until June 20, 2019 or until sold out.
  • To book at the Hilton Fashion District follow this booking link. Discounted rooms start at $229 (+ taxes and fees) and will be available until June 11, 2019 or until sold out.

These room blocks will sell out quickly, so we encourage everyone to book your room as soon as possible!

Stay Informed

You can stay updated about conference news by liking the NECSS Facebook page, following NECSS on Twitter, and signing up for NECSS email updates.

See you in July!