Program

Saturday 20 November

Australia (AEDT)New ZealandSessionLinks
8:00 AM-8:10 AM10:00 AM-10:10 AMCraig Shearer, Jo Benhamu: Opening
8:10 AM-8:40 AM10:10 AM-10:40 AMDr Mahmood Hikmet: The Trolley Problem Problem – Ethics in self-driving and autonomous vehiclesYoutube
Twitter
8:40 AM-9:10 AM10:40 AM-11:10 AMDr Ken Harvey: 10th anniversary of Friends of Science in MedicineTwitter
Wikipedia
9:10 AM-9:55 AM11:10 AM-11:55 AMProf Richard Wiseman: Looking back & moving forward in skepticismQuirkology
Twitter
Wikipedia
9:55 AM-10:15 AM11:55 AM-12:15 PMBreak
10:15 AM-10:45 AM12:15 PM-12:45 PMAnnie McCubbin: Wellness, women and wooWhy Smart Women Make Bad Decisions
10:45 AM-11:30 AM12:45 PM-1:30 PMDr Siouxsie Wiles: Caught in conspiraciesSiouxsie and Eve
Twitter
Wikipedia
11:30 AM-12:30 PM1:30 PM-2:30 PMLunch
12:30 PM-1:30 PM2:30 PM-3:30 PMDr Siouxsie Wiles, Dr Helen Petousis-Harris, Sanjana Hattotuwa, Dr Ashley Bloomfield: Panel – (Mis)information in the time of CovidDr Helen Petousis-HarrisTwitter
Dr Helen Petousis-HarrisWikipedia
Sanjana HattotuwaPersonal Website
Sanjana Hattotuwa Twitter
1:30 PM-2:00 PM3:30 PM-4:00 PMDr Thomas Lumley : Per capita … in mice.Stats Chat
Twitter
2:00 PM-2:30 PM4:00 PM-4:30 PMDr Johanna Nalau: Adaptation to climate changePersonal Website
Twitter
2:30 PM-2:50 PM4:30 PM-4:50 PMBreak
2:50 PM-3:20 PM4:50 PM-5:20 PMDr Jan Feld: The mixed bag of science: which scientific studies should you trust?Personal Website
Twitter
3:20 PM-4:05 PM5:20 PM-6:05 PMGideon Meyerowitz-Katz: The Ivermectin scandal – drugs, dopes and dodgy dataThe Guardian
Twitter
4:05 PM-4:15 PM6:05 PM-6:15 PMClosing remarks

Sunday 21 November

Australia (AEDT) New ZealandSessionLinks
8:00 AM-8:10 AM10:00 AM-10:10 AMSkeptics Awards announcement
8:10 AM-8:40 AM10:10 AM-10:40 AMDr Marc Wilson: Why don’t people believe the science
8:40 AM-9:25 AM10:40 AM-11:25 AMDr Alexander Panchin: Parasitic ideas and their adaptationsFacebook
Twitter
9:25 AM-9:45 AM11:25 AM-11:45 AMBreak
9:45 AM-10:30 AM11:45 AM-12:30 PMRichard Saunders: Que Sera, Sera. Is the future ours to see? The Great Australian Psychic Prediction ProjectThe Skeptic Zone
Twitter
Wikipedia
10:30 AM-11:00 AM12:30 PM-1:00 PMLina Yassin: Making science relatableClimate Tracker
Twitter
11:00 AM-11:30 AM1:00 PM-1:30 PMJames Gilberd: A Paranormalist’s Journey Through SkepticismStrange Occurrences
Twitter
11:30 AM-12:30 PM1:30 PM-2:30 PMLunch
12:30 PM-1:00 PM2:30 PM-3:00 PMSherrie D’Souza: Escape from a cult … the JWsRecovering from Religion
Twitter
1:00 PM-2:00 PM3:00 PM-4:00 PMSusan Gerbic, Tim Mendham, Prof Dave, Ben McNeil: Panel – Presenting science information in the face of pseudoscienceSusan GerbicGuerrilla Skepticism on Wikipedia
Susan GerbicTwitter
Susan GerbicWikipedia
Tim MendhamThe Skeptic
Tim MendhamTwitter
Prof DaveProfessor Dave Explains
Prof DaveTwitter
2:00 PM-2:30 PM4:00 PM-4:30 PMDr Rachael Dunlop: Big Bad Pharma, the FDA, and drug approvalPersonal Website
Twitter
Wikipedia
2:30 PM-2:50 PM4:30 PM-4:50 PMBreak
2:50 PM-3:20 PM4:50 PM-5:20 PMDr Sathana Dushyanthen: COVID conspiracies untangled!Twitter
3:20 PM-4:05 PM5:20 PM-6:05 PMTJ Mitchell & Dr Judy Melinek: Working Stiffs: Forensic science from the US comes to New Zealand.Dr Working Stiff
Dr Judy Melinek Twitter
TJ Mitchell Twitter
Wikipedia
4:05 PM-4:15 PM6:05 PM-6:15 PMClosing remarks