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Northeast Conference on Science and Skepticism

Join us at NECSS 2016

This year our keynote address will be given by Professor of the Public Understanding of Psychology Richard Wiseman! He will be joined by world-renowned science communicator Bill Nye “The Science Guy,” the full Skeptics’ Guide to the Universe “Rogues,” and over two-dozen other speakers, panelists, and workshop leaders for 2016’s best celebration of science and skepticism. Additional speakers include:

The full NECSS speaker lineup is available here, and stay tuned for future speaker announcements — we’re not done yet!

The SGU Extravaganza

George Hrab and the SGU once again bring their hit stage show to NECSS! Special guest star Bill Nye joins the Novellas, Evan Bernstein, Cara Santa Maria (and a surprise or two!) for a celebration of science, skepticism, and everything geeky! Best of all, tickets are open to the general public; conference registration is not required to attend!

  • Date: Friday May 13
  • Time: 7:30PM
  • $15 NECSS attendees / $25 general public
  • Location: Haft Auditorium, 227 W. 27th St., NY, NY 10001

The Broad Street Score

For over twenty years George Hrab has been writing songs about science, skepticism, love, life, loss, and interesting animals. The Broad Street Score is a newly created retrospective arranged for string quartet and voice featuring these very songs. With brand new orchestrations by Veikko Rihu and Slau Halatyn, the song-cycle covers such varied subjects from the ridiculousness of pining for the “Good Ol’ Days” and questioning whether or not heaven would be boring, to the grief non-believers deal with after a loss…and even includes the subject of how great the TV show Mission Impossible was. Featuring George’s trademark humor, wit, and lyrical dexterity, The Broad Street Score is an unique musical experience not to be missed.

  • Date: Thursday, May 12
  • Time: 7:30PM
  • $15 NECSS attendees / $25 general public
  • Location: Katie Murphy Amphitheatre, 227 W. 27th St., NY, NY 10001



Don’t Miss “The Rap Guide to Religion” — FREE!

We’re thrilled to announce that, due to a generous sponsorship, Baba Brinkman’sSunday evening performance of “The Rap Guide to Religion” is now FREE to NECSS attendees! The show will be held in the main conference hall on Sunday May 15 at 8PM.

  • NECSS registrants who have already purchased a ticket to the show will receive a full refund.
  • If you have registered for NECSS but did not purchase a ticket to “The Rap Guide to Religion” and would like to attend the show, please e-mail us We will sign you up accordingly.
  • Of course, tickets to the show are still on sale to the general public.

And don’t forget, there is still space remaining in our Thursday workshops, as well as our other evening performances featuring George Hrab, the Skeptics’ Guide to the Universe & Bill Nye!

See you soon at NECSS!



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