Saturday July 20

4:30 pm—Dine with our speakers

There will be at least six conference speakers attending our pre-conference dinner. Your contribution of $50 will be rewarded with a seat at this special event where you will be able to converse with our speakers. Limited seating. See our EventBrite page to reserve your seat.  

6:30 pm—Pre-Conference Fundraiser Party

Come enjoy others who are involved in the scientific skeptic movement as well as at least six of our conference speakers. Email us at before 7/20/19 at 1 pm. Make a $$ contribution of your choice at the party. Hors d’oeuvres will be served.

NOTE: There is plenty of parking off of Civic Center Way, 1 block east of Clark Ave, and behind the City Hall/Civic Center building.

9:00 am Opening Ceremony: Bruce Gleason, Mark Edward

9:10 am Jemma Lorenat, “How to See in 3D: Techniques and Technologies from the History of Mathematics”

9:45 am Mark Tabbert, “The Start of a Solution to Climate Change that Fits All Sizes”

10:20 am Lakeshia Dorsey, “Parental Incarceration: A Death Sentence for Families post-ASFA”

10:55 am Fruit break

11:10 am Brooke Weitzman, “Access to Housing: The Role of Litigation as a Catalyst for Change”

11:45 am John Eigenauer, “Isn’t There an App for That? Why Irrationality is Here to Stay”

12:25 pm Lunch

1:00 pm Glenton Jelbert, “Collaborative Realism: A Search for a Search for Truth”

1:35 pm Betty Lacy, “Cognitive Health and Dementia Prevention”

2:10 pm Hector Garcia, “On Alpha Gods and Chimpanzee Presidents”

2:45 pm Cookie Break

3:00 pm Thomas Westbrook, “Winning the War on Pseudoscience”

3:35 pm Phil Zuckerman, “The Moral Edge: Secularism and Ethical Progress”

4:10 pm David Doody, with Bob Novella: “Getting to Saturn, and Discovering Possible Conditions for Life as We Know It, and as We Don’t”

4:50 pm Conclusion

5:30 pm Dinner at the Souplantation (within walking distance). Mention LogiCal-LA to receive 10% off. We will have a reserved area.