LogiCal-LA 2018 brings 15 exciting speakers and panelists to the Los Angeles area for an inspiring weekend of critical thinking and skepticism, science education and nightly entertainment. Skeptic and entertainer George Hrab returns as emcee.
Professor Lawrence M. Krauss, the internationally known theoretical physicist and cosmologist, will give the keynote address at LogiCal-LA 2018 on Sunday afternoon.
Other speakers and panelists include:
Yvette D’Entremont, (confirmation pending), Science blogger SciBabe, scientist, writer, public speaker
Diane Goldstein, Lt. Commander (Ret.), Board Secretary at LEAP
Pascal Gagneux, Ph.D., UC San Diego School of Medicine
Abby Hafer, doctorate in zoology, professor at Curry College, speaker, writer, and humanist
Harriet Hall, Retired Air Force flight surgeon and family physician, “The SkepDoc”
Sheldon W. Helms, professor of psychology, Ohlone College, ShelShocked science, and skepticism podcast
Cheryl Hollinger, biology teacher, TIES (Richard Dawkins Foundation for Reason and Science)
Julien Musolino, cognitive scientist, author, and professor at Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ
Bob Novella, co-founder and host of The Skeptics Guide to the Universe podcast
Alex J. O’Connor, owner of the Cosmic Skeptic blog and YouTube channel
Brian Palermo, actor, author, and science communication advocate
Jamy Ian Swiss, skeptic, magician, comedian, artist: The Honest Liar
John Wathey, computational biologist and author
Karen Yuen, Science Data Applications Lead, NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory
These events will be open to the public, are sold separately and included for all Weekend Pass for conference attendees.
Friday MagiCal Event
Jamy Ian Swiss performs “Shattering Illusions,” an hour-long show of magic and mentalism, laughs and gasps, that dances across the borderlines of where science and magic meet wonder. An entertaining experience of interactive amazement that you won’t want to miss!
“Jamy Ian Swiss is James Bond with a deck of cards as a pistol!” —Penn & Teller
“Swiss is widely thought to have one of the most masterly sleight-of-hand techniques in the world today!” — The New Yorker
“It looks bloody supernatural!” — Richard Dawkins
Saturday Night ComiCal Comedy Event
Documentary director/producer Emery Emery presents a fantastic night of comedy by Los Angeles area skeptical comedians.
Sunday MusiCal Event
Talented musician, entertainer and skeptic George Hrab performs – experience original songs, stories and interesting covers. An intimate evening of curious compositions. (Dining also available for purchase.)