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Two big TAM news items! PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Phil Plait   

We have two big TAM-related news items for you today.

1) The JREF is very pleased and excited to announce that registration for The Amaz!ng Meeting 7, our annual conference on critical thinking, will open on Wednesday, February 25, 2009!

TAM 7 will be from July 9 - 12, 2009 at the South Point Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada. As always, we have a fantastic lineup of guest speakers, including Mythbuster Adam Savage, skeptical investigator Joe Nickell, science writer and head of the Science and Entertainment Exchange Jennifer Ouellette, and of course our very own Phil Plait and the head guy himself, James Randi.

We're also very pleased to announce that our keynote speaker is Bill Prady, Executive Producer of the hit TV show "The Big Bang Theory." Bill is a science and scifi buff, and The Big Bang Theory has done a great (and hilarious) job of mainstreaming science and scientists on television. He'll be speaking on how the show got on the air, how they portray science, and what the environment is like in Hollywood for science-minded programming.

We'll also have our usual great lineup of workshops, magic shows, and extracurricular activities. As time goes on we'll have more announcements about the schedule for TAM 7 (we're not going to reveal everything here!) including some new and exciting events.

Hotel rooms are already available at the South Point; contact them at 866-796-7111 and tell them you will be attending The Amaz!ng Meeting being held by the JREF to reserve your rooms now and get the group discount rate.

2) The second news is big, too: the TAMs have become so popular that we're going international! On October 3-4 of 2009 we will be hosting TAM London, featuring a UK-centred list of brilliant speakers. We're still working on the line-up, and we already have some pretty big names committed... but we're not going to tell you who just yet. Patience! But mark the date: you won't regret it.

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Yippieeee
written by CryoTank, February 02, 2009
TAM in Europe, finally smilies/smiley.gif
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written by The Central Scrutinizer, February 02, 2009
Sign me up for both!
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written by Beamstalk, February 02, 2009
Reservation made. July can't come fast enough now.
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written by dpeterman, February 02, 2009
When you call the hotel, you need to give them the code "The Amazing Meeting". I tried using just "Amazing Meeting" and the agent had to do a bit a searching before she found it. The word "the" rarely holds so much power.
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written by Arthwollipot, February 02, 2009
I suppose that means I'll have to actually watch the show sometime. smilies/grin.gif
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written by SkepticalSally, February 02, 2009
Any clues, please, about where in London? I need to book an hotel.
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Signing-up for TAM International?
written by Gaius Cornelius, February 03, 2009
Where do I sign-up for TAM International? I suspect that this will sell out quickly and I would be gutted to miss my chance to attened an Amaz!ng Meeting.
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Awesome!
written by julianrod, February 05, 2009
Please consider making the best quality DVDs ever in the history of skeptic media. Most of us can't afford to go there, and we wanna watch!

Plus... May I suggest uploading snippets of the meeting on the YouTube channel? That'll tempt most of us to buy the DVDs...
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written by frikkenkids, February 06, 2009
I'm not sure if this may have been discussed in the past but has the JREF ever considered having an amazing meeting in the north eastern US? For somebody like me (new family, new mortgage, two jobs, wife with two jobs, and a two-year old girl and no money to spend on plane or cruise tickets), a trip to Vegas or to England or on a cruise is simply not something we can do. Holding these meetings only in Vegas or on cruise ships arbitrarily excludes a probably massive number of JREF members or fans who would love to attend but can't afford the travel. Hold one somewhere in the north eastern US and you open up the meeting to people who could otherwise not attend.
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