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Registration for NECSS 2017 is Now Open

Keynote: Mike Massimino
Emcee: Leighann Lord
Featured Speaker: James Randi

NECSS 2017 registration is now open! Our keynote speaker this year will be former NASA astronaut and many-time guest star on "The Big Bang Theory," Mike Massimino. We are also thrilled to have back at NECSS as a featured speaker the one and only James Randi! They will be joined by emcee Leighann Lord (comedian and co-host of StarTalk Radio), along with almost 30 speakers, including:
  • The Skeptics' Guide to the Universe "Rogues"
  • NASA climatologist Gavin Schmidt
  • Newsweek correspondent Nina Burleigh
  • Slate columnist Helaine Olen
  • Astrophysicist Summer Ash
  • Snopes managing editor Brooke Binkowski
  • Former naturopath Britt Marie Hermes
  • NASA Datanaut Corps founder Jennifer Lopez
  • AccessScience's John Rennie
  • Musician George Hrab
  • Rationally Speaking host Julia Galef
  • Philosopher Massimo Pigliucci
  • "SkepDoc" Harriet Hall
  • The Society for Science-Based Medicine's David Gorski
  • And more!

Early bird conference registration will end on May 5, when prices will increase significantly. Don't wait to register; secure the discounted rate today!

Conference Events

NECSS 2017 will feature four full days of programming, including eight workshops on Thursday June 29, and a full day of science-based medicine content on Friday June 20. NECSS will also feature a number of after-hours events and performances, including:
  • Thursday workshops: Informative and fun participatory sessions limited to 30 participants.
  • Thursday: Private taping of the Skeptics' Guide to the Universe podcast
  • Friday: "An Evening with James Randi"*
  • Saturday: Evening social reception for conference attendees and speakers
*This event is open to the general public; however, NECSS conference attendees receive discounted admission.

Hotel Room Block

We have once again partnered with the Hilton Fashion District, located at 152 W. 26th Street (one block from the main conference hall), to offer discounted rooms to conference attendees.
The group rate is applicable to check-in and check-out dates between June 28 and July 3 and will only be available until June 1, 2017 or until the the room block is sold out. Rooms are limited, and we encourage all attendees to secure their reservations as soon as possible.
To book your room call 917-606-1355 and reference the “NECSS Courtesy Block” or visit the Hilton NECSS 2017 Group Reservations Page and select “Book a Room.”

Member Discount

Members of  New York City Skeptics will enjoy discounted registration at the conference, so please consider joining! We are also pleased to offer significant registration discounts for students of more than half off of the the general registration price.