Con Presentation Topics
Here is my list of "suggested presentations" for cons. The ones in blue are completed talks that I've already given at least once. The red titles are currently scheduled and under development.
What other subjects would you like to see presented/discussed? If I know anything about it, I'll add it to the list.
50 Years of SETI, Where is Everyone
Can Electric Cars Save the World?
The Case for Math: Why It's So Important
Dr. Ben’s List of the Coolest Things He Knows.
Fun with Liquid Nitrogen!
The Future of Robotics
Global Warming, How Bad is It? What Can We Do?
Industrial Robots: What it Really Looks Like
IGY - Where's My Flying Car, Dammit?
Junk Science, How Does It Start? Why is There So Much of it?
Killer Asteroids. How Big is the Threat, Really?
A Lifetime of Armageddon Scenarios. When Can We Finally Relax?
Paranormal: Fact or Fake?
Quantum Computing, When/Why/How?
Nuclear Fusion, We’ll Be There in 15 Years… Right?
Nuclear Power, Is It Worse Than Choking in Greenhouse Gases?
Nuclear Power, the Next Generation
Self-Driving Cars: Sooner, Not Later
The Science of Explosives (AKA Dr. Ben Blows $h!t Up!)
The Science of Science Fiction
The Singularity: When Will We Get There?
Space Colonization - How and When?
Space Travel Options for the Near Future (and Beyond)
Understanding Relativity (General and Special)
What Everyone Should Know About Basic Astronomy
What Everyone Should Know About Basic Physics
What Everyone Should Know About Quantum Physics
What Everyone Should Know About Relativity
What the Hell has Happened to the Documentary?
Also, here is my latest con resume:
Big Fandom Greenville (2016, 2017)
ConCarolinas (2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018 Science Track Manager)
DragonCon (2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2019)
LibertyCon (2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016 Science Guest of Honor, 2017, 2018)
MonsterCon (2013, 2014)
RavenCon (2012, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019)
And my current bio/pic :-)
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Cons are a great place to promote science, logical think and futurism. These popular venues are usually attended by bright, enthusiastic, young people. There's no better place to encourage continued education and an optimistic outlook of the future.