Skepticon 2019 – List of Speakers

30 September, 2019

International Speakers
Steven Novella, Jay Novella, Cara Santa Maria, Bob Novella, Evan Bernstein
Susan Gerbic
Mark Edward

Interstate Speakers
Dr Brad McKay
Sue Ieraci
Matt Nurse
Ross Balch
Jo Thornely

Victorian Speakers
Fiona Fidler
Brendan O’Brien
Tina Hanigan
Nicholas J Johnson
Lee Murray
Hannah Middleton

Details and Booking:

Skepticon 2019 – Messages from the presenters

18 September, 2019

Hear from and read about some of our presenters. CLICK on the main headings.

Skeptics’Guide to the Universe


BOB Novella VIDEO 


Susan Gerbic

Susan will be talking about the Guerilla Skeptics Wikipedia Project as well as “Grief Vampires“.

Jo Thornely

Jo is an Australian presenter that will be appearing at Skepticon2019. She is the host of Zealot, a podcast about cults, and author of a book by the same name.

Professor Fiona Fidler

Brendan O’Brien

Dr Brad McKay

Bookings and information:

SKEPTICON 2019 update

14 August, 2019

The Skepticon2019 speaker lineup now includes:

The Skeptics Guide to the Universe

Susan Gerbic

Jo Thornely

Professor Fiona Fidler: The Replication Crisis in the Social Sciences

Dr Sue Ieraci: Medical Anti-Science Bingo

Ross Balch: Of Microbes and Monsters

Dr Brad McKay: Home Remedies That Work?

Tina Hanigan: Should Darwin have been surprised at the spread of Skeptism in Europe following his publication ‘On the Origin of Species’?

Brendan O’Brien: The Explosion of Citizen Science

Matt Nurse: Motivated numeracy – why smart people reject the facts they don’t like

and “Australia’s Honest Con Man” Nicholas J Johnson: Bullshit For Skeptics

SKEPTICON 2019’s dedicated website for information and booking is at

Important SKEPTICON 2019 dates:

5th December: Skeptics Trivia Night at The Clyde Hotel. Hosted by Tony Pitman and Ken Greatorex, this is a fund-raiser, at $15 per head. It’s not strictly a Skepticon event, and not just for Skepticon visitors. However, with our regular locals and regional, interstate and overseas visitors participating, this fifteenth annual Vic Skeptics Trivia night should be fun. Meal from 6:00 pm, eyes down at 7:15.

6th December: Conference commencement and “meet and greet” at The Dan O’Connell Hotel.

7th December: Two Day conference commences at Carrillo Gantner Theatre, University of Melbourne Swanston Street

7th December: Conference Dinner (sold out!)

8th December: Final day of conference

SKEPTICON 2019 – Earlybird Tickets Go On Sale

1 June, 2019

Australian Skeptics Annual Convention, Melbourne
Friday December 6 to Sunday December 8 2019

Tickets are now available for purchase at an Early Bird rate at this link:

The Earlybird discount is 5% off standard ticket price and applies to both full and concession tickets. Read the rest of this entry »

SGU at Skepticon

14 April, 2019

The entire SGU team are coming to Skepticon in Melbourne in December!

For more details, go to our EVENTS page or the Skepticon website