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Jul 04 2013

SkepchickCon/CONverence Schedule

This is when and where you can find me for sure for the next few days.

Thursday, July 4 • 5:00pm – 6:00pm: Evolutionary Psychology
Bloomington room

Media-friendly evo-psych usually isn’t reality-friendly. What does it take to do evolutionary psychology right, and how can you spot the BS? Panelists: Greg Laden, Stephanie Zvan (mod), Amanda Marcotte, Indre Viskontas, PZ Myers

Saturday, July 6 • 12:30pm – 1:30pm: Fight the Trolls
Edina room

Last year we said don’t feed the trolls; this year we tell you how to fight the trolls. “Don’t feed the trolls” isn’t always an effective strategy, particularly with sexism and online harassment. Learn when, why, and how to fight the trolls instead. Panelists: Nora Last, Stephanie Zvan (mod), Amanda Marcotte, Rebecca Watson, Amy Davis Roth

Saturday, July 6 • 8:30pm – 9:30pm: The Real World vs. the Internet
Bloomington room

A line is a blurring and a distinction is fading: social networking and online communities are becoming just as real as face-to-face engagements. Panelists: Jason Thibeault, PZ Myers, Lux Pickel, Stephanie Zvan (mod), Jamie Bernstein

The full schedule for the con is here. And, of course, each night will feature the FtB Brains party in cabana 228. Come say, “Hi!”

2 comments

  1. 1
    pederson77

    The evo-psyche talk was terrible. I was bored stiff.

    Why was Greg Laden on the panel. It was supposed to be a safe space.

  2. 2
    Stephanie Zvan

    Well, I don’t know how the panel played in Montreal, where you’re commenting from, but in Minneapolis, we received several compliments on it. Also, if you were attending the con, you’d have a copy of the safe space policy and know what to do if Greg’s presence left you feeling unsafe.

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