August conference announcement....

James Randi --- Wizard (JREFInfo@ssr.com)
Sat, 14 Mar 1998 11:59:11 -0800 (PST)

AUGUST IS HOT!

What do SKEPTIC publisher Dr. Michael Shermer, science fiction writers
Ben Bova and Frederik Pohl, stargazer Jack Horkheimer, futurist Marvin
Minsky, and James Randi all have in common?

They're going to be speakers at the upcoming James Randi Educational
Foundation's August conference on
MEDIA, MYTH, AND MAGIC.

Join us for an exciting discussion of how the media handle both
scientific and pseudoscientific claims. In Part I, Michael Shermer,
Jack Horkheimer, and James Randi, will deal with myths that have
already been dispelled yet continue to be promoted in various forms of
media. In Part II, with former OMNI magazine editor Ben Bova and
Nebula and Hugo award-winning author Fred Pohl, we'll cover
cutting-edge technologies that appear to be paranormal on the surface,
yet can be sounder than they seem. Such ideas as nanotechnology and
artificial intelligence are actually within our grasp, and we can
examine their potential.

More guests to be announced . . .

This promises to be an exciting, thought-provoking discussion that
will demonstrate the need for critical thinking and how it can be used
to encourage progress. And, you'll personally meet and chat with
these stimulating personalities.

When: August 6-9, 1998

What: Thursday night reception: James Randi welcomes you
Friday discussion: The Media and the Paranormal
Saturday discussion: Defining the Cutting Edge
Saturday night: Banquet
Sunday morning: James Randi puts it all in perspective

Also, surprise guests, panel discussions, and assorted special
events... Martin Gardner, who is one of our heroes, has announced
that he'll make every effort to attend.

Where: Embassy Suites Hotel, Fort Lauderdale, Florida

Conference registration is $199 per person

Call 1-888-USA-JREF (toll-free) to register

Hotel rooms are $89 per night (plus taxes) and include:
Spacious two-room suites with coffee-maker, microwave,
refrigerator, and queen-size sofa sleeper.
Complimentary full cooked-to-order American breakfast
Complimentary cocktail reception every evening
Complimentary 24-hour airport transportation
Outdoor swimming pool, tropical waterfall, steam room,
sauna, and Jacuzzi
Located within walking distance of several restaurants:
Outback Steakhouse, Wendy's, Bobby Rubino's, Papa
John's Pizza, Sagami (Japanese), etc., as well as the
Embassy Suites excellent in-house facilities.

For room reservations call 1-800-EMBASSY (toll-free) and ask
for The James Randi conference rate.
We hope to see you there!
James Randi

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