I am so psych'd. I will be attending this great event. It will be sooo cool. Here is a snippet:
From July 9-12, 2009, the James Randi Educational Foundation will host TAM 7. Our goal is to make each TAM better than the last, and this one is no exception: we have a fantastic lineup of speakers, events, workshops, and shows.
At TAM 7 you'll hear great talks, participate in workshops to help you sharpen your skeptical skills, and hear how other people are promoting a rational world.
Our keynote speaker this year is Bill Prady, Executive Producer of the hit TV show The Big Bang Theory. Bill is a bona fide science geek who makes sure that every episode of Big Bang is chock full of science fiction and comic book references, as well as jokes based on cutting edge science -- going so far as to employ a PhD physicist as his science advisor for the show. At Comic Con last year Bill had the audience laughing so hard they were afraid they'd miss the next thing he said. We're very excited to have him take time from his incredibly busy schedule to speak at TAM 7.
We've loaded our speaker list with both old friends -- Mythbuster Adam Savage makes his fifth TAM appearance -- as well as new up-and-comers, like science writer Jennifer Ouellette, pediatric physician Dr. Joe Albietz, and therapeutic touch debunker Emily Rosa, all young skeptics and promoters of rational thought.
We'll also have our usual dynamite rosters of presenters such as JREF President and Bad Astronomer Phil Plait, IIG Investigator Joe Nickell, magician and mentalist Jamy Ian Swiss, and of course James Randi himself.
Go here to learn more and sign up: The Amaz!ng Meeting 7