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Merseyside Skeptics Society @ QEDcon in Manchester

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Merseyside Skeptics Society @ QEDcon in Manchester

UPDATE: There are now fewer than 50 QED in-person tickets remaining, but online streaming tickets are now on sale, costing £39.

Join members of the Merseyside Skeptics Society in attending QEDcon, the UK's leading science and skepticism convention, which takes place in Manchester each year.

For those who aren't familiar, QEDcon is a two-day celebration of science, reason and critical thinking. It's an event where 600 skeptics from around the world gather in a hotel in Manchester to enjoy a mix of fascinating speakers, lively panel discussions, interactive workshops, and live podcast recordings. It’s a great social event, and it’s always a huge amount of fun.

Whether this is your first QED or your tenth, we’re sure you’ll enjoy attending – it’s a great opportunity to learn, share ideas, and foster discussions, in a fun, social environment.

Speakers at QED will include: Professor Pragya Agarwal / Colin Angus / Lucy Cooke / Knowledge Fight's Dan Friesen / Dr Debbie Ging / Dr Alice Howarth / Dr Joe Ondrak / Dr Cara Santa Maria / Dr Kirsty Sedgman / Andrew Smyth / Professor Anna Williams, and our MC, comedian Bec Hill.

Alongside the mainstage line-up of speakers, there will be lively panel discussions, interactive workshops, including: * Fairies, Folklore and Forteana * Hot women in your area - why everyone needs to know about menopause * How to Read a Scientific Paper * How to Test the Paranormal * How To Write Skeptically * Social Media Marketing for Skeptics

Plus live podcast recordings: * Knowledge Fight * Skeptics with a K * Inkredulous * Embrace the Void * Talk Nerdy

Plus an evening of comedy and entertainment from: * Ahir Shah (Edinburgh Comedy Award-winner 2023) * Siân Docksey * Helen Arney

Tickets for QED are available at qedcon.org/tickets, priced £149 (or £129 for students).

There will also be a free one-day Skepticamp event taking place at the hotel on Friday 22nd September, where speakers from the audience will present a series of short talks on a wide variety of subjects. For more details, visit sitp.online/skepticamp.

There will be plenty of Merseyside Skeptics Society members there, so we look forward to you joining us!

Safety & Comfort

We aim to be an inclusive organisation, welcoming attendees from all backgrounds, ethnicities, and genders. The directors reserve the right to remove any attendee whose continued presence represents a real or perceived threat to the smooth running of our events, or the security and comfort of other attendees. Anti-social behaviour will not be tolerated.


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