Hello everyone, Randi here.
As you now know, there are major changes taking place at the JREF.
We’ve been successful in our mission as an educational resource, but for some time we have felt that we could be doing more to make a difference, especially with regards to cultivating a new generation of critical thinkers. So, our prime focus for the future will be to build our educational content, and to develop more and greater opportunities to promote critical thinking in the classroom.
I also want to reassure you that, never fear, the Million Dollar Challenge lives on!
And, in exciting news, we are beginning to plan TAM 2015 — our 13th! JREF Fellow and long-time volunteer Ray Hall has agreed to be the Program Chair for the next summer’s meeting. Ray says to expect a full agenda of scientific skepticism, critical thinking, Sunday Papers, informative and inspirational talks, new insights, the warmth and family of the TAM community, and all the usual magic that is The Amazing Meeting.
Well, that’s vague enough. It’s not at all clear what they’re going to be doing specifically to refocus on education, and that they’ll be having TAM in 2015 is optimistic…but they don’t say anything about what the program will be like.
We’ll just have to wait and see.