Reminder: Onderstaand bericht is al eens gepubliceerd op Kloptdatwel. Vandaag vertrekken we naar Berlijn. Mocht iemand nog plotselinge inspiratie hebben en een leuke vraag weten voor een van de sprekers van het congres, dan kan je die in de comments kwijt.

 

Op 18 t/m 20 mei 2012 vindt het 6e Skeptische wereldcongres plaats in Berlijn. Kloptdatwel zal ook aanwezig zijn en we gaan proberen de sprekers te interviewen. Het leek het ons leuk jullie daarbij te betrekken, vandaar de volgende vraag:

 

Welke vraag zou je willen stellen aan de sprekers van het congres?

Graag je reactie in de comments. Liefst duidelijk aan wie je de vraag wil stellen, wat die vraag is en misschien ook een korte waarom je de vraag wilt stellen?

 

Klik hier voor de volledige lijst met namen + een biografie.

Hieronder staat het programma van het congres, of klik hier voor een mooiere layout.

FRIDAY, MAY 18 TH

08:30 – 10:30 a.m. Registration
Welcome Coffee and Snacks
Magic Shop, Bookstore (open during all breaks)
09:30 – 10:30 a.m. Meet Leaders of the Skeptical Movement from Around the World
10:30 – 11:00 a.m. Opening (CSI, ECSO, GWUP)

SESSION 1: CREATIONISM – A CHALLENGE TO SCIENCE (CHAIR: MARTIN MAHNER)

11:00 – 11:45 a.m. Eugenie ScottCreationism In and Outside the US
11:45 – 12:30 p.m. Dittmar Graf: Attitudes and Knowledge About Evolution – A Comparison Between Germany and Turkey
12:30 – 02:00 p.m. Lunch

SESSION 2: CREATIONISM IN ISLAM (CHAIR: EUGENIE SCOTT)

02:00 – 02:45 p.m. Johan BraeckmanCreationism in Europe: Facts, Figures and Questions
02:45 – 03:30 p.m. Anila Asghar: Islam and Evolutionary Science: Contemporary Responses in Muslim Communities and Cultures
03:30 – 04:00 p.m. Coffee Break

SESSION 3: PSEUDOSCIENCE IN EDUCATION (CHAIR: GÁBOR HRASKÓ)

04:00 – 04:45 p.m. Gita Sahgal: Myths of Origin in the Classroom
04:45 – 05:30 p.m. Kylie SturgessWhy Can’t a Teacher Be More Like a Scientist? – Pseudoscience In Education
05:30 – 06:15 p.m. Samantha SteinEngaging Children in Science
06:30 – 08:00 p.m. Pre-Award Buffet (optional)

AWARD SESSION (CHAIRS: BARRY KARR AND AMARDEO SARMA)

08:15 – 10:00 p.m. Edzard Ernst, Simon Singh, Wim Betz, Luigi Garlaschelli

SATURDAY, MAY 19 TH

08:30 – 09:00 a.m.
Registration

SESSION 4: ALTERNATIVE MEDICINE 1 (CHAIR: JULIA OFFE)

09:00 – 09:45 a.m. Jürgen Windeler: No Difference in Methods – Evaluating the Benefits of ‘Conventional’ and ‘Complementary’ Medicine
09:45 – 10:30 a.m. Gerd Antes: Interventions in Science-based Medicine – Requirements on Transparency and Standardized Methods
10:30 – 11:00 a.m. Coffee Break

SESSION 5: ALTERNATIVE MEDICINE 2 (CHAIR: WIM BETZ)

11:00 – 11:45 a.m. Harriet HallCAM: Fairy Tale Science and Placebo Medicine
11:45 – 12:30 p.m. Benedikt Matenaer: Acupuncture: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly
12:30 – 02:00 p.m. Lunch

SESSION 6: (IR)RATIONALITY AND RISK ASSESSMENT (CHAIR: AMARDEO SARMA)

02:00 – 02:45 p.m. Walter KrämerIrrational Behaviour Towards Risk
02:45 – 03:30 p.m. Holm HümmlerRisk Perception and Risk Management in Companies and in Management Science
03:30 – 04:00 p.m. Coffee Break

SESSION 7: PSYCHOLOGY AND PSEUDOSCIENCE (CHAIR: JAMES ALCOCK)

04:00 – 04:45 p.m. Ray HymanPsychics and Scientists – Why Competent Scientists Become Completely Incompetent When Testing Psychic Claims
04:45 – 05:30 p.m. Chris FrenchMeaning and Randomness – On Seeing Things That Are Not There
05:30 – 06:15 p.m. Tomasz WitkowskiPseudoscience in the Teaching of Psychology
07:30 – 11:00 p.m. Sightseeing boat trip through the city of Berlin, with dinner buffet (optional)

SUNDAY, MAY 20 TH

08:45 – 09.15 Registration

SESSION 8: KEYNOTE (MODERATION: MASSIMO POLIDORO)

09:15 – 10:30 a.m. James Randi: Randi – An Amazing Life!
10:30 – 11:00 a.m. Coffee Break

SESSION 9: (PSEUDO)SCIENCE AND SOCIETY 1 (CHAIR: BARRY KARR)

11:00 – 11:45 a.m. Sven Ove HanssonRisks, skeptics and the paid pseudoskeptics
11:45 – 12:30 p.m. Chris Mooney: Understanding Politically Motivated Denial of Reality – the Global Warming Debate and Beyond.
12:30 – 02:00 p.m. Lunch

SESSION 10: (PSEUDO)SCIENCE AND SOCIETY 2 (CHAIR: SIMON SINGH)

02:00 – 02:45 p.m. Simon Perry: Fighting Nonsense with Technology: A Guide to Highly Productive Skeptical Activism.
02:45 – 03:30 p.m. Rebecca WatsonHow Girls Evolved to Shop, and Other Ways to Insult Women with “Science”.
03:30 – 04:00 p.m. Coffee Break

SESSION 11: MAGICAL GOOD-BYE

04:00 – 05:30 p.m. Massimo Polidoro (with J. Randi, R. Hyman): Houdini-Séance
05:30 – 05:45 p.m. Closing