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  • Title: QED / Question, Explore, Discover / 12th - 13th April 2014 / Palace Hotel, Manchester
    Descriptive info: .. About.. Speakers.. Tickets.. News.. Venue.. Dinner.. Crèche.. Help.. Menu.. Only.. £99.. Question, Explore, Discover.. QED is a two-day science and skepticism convention taking place at the.. Palace Hotel in Manchester.. on.. the 12th-13th April 2014.. Fantastic speakers from the worlds of science and entertainment will be joining us for a weekend celebration of science, reason and critical thinking.. Buy your ticket now.. Countdown Text.. Latest Update.. In this intimate and unmissable interview, comedian Robin Ince takes the Richard on a journey through his career, his writing, and some of the more touching stories from Richard’s life.. Available to watch online now.. With Guest Speakers.. Coralie Colmez.. Mark Crislip.. Sanal Edamaruku.. Beauty by  ...   is reinvested in future events or donated to good causes.. None of the organisers benefit financially from QED, we give our time and effort for free because we love doing this.. Where to?.. (back to top).. About QED.. Who is Speaking?.. Buy Your Ticket.. Gala Dinner.. QED Crèche.. Latest News.. The Venue.. Who is speaking?.. About the Venue.. Terms of Sale.. Contact Us.. Site Terms of Use.. Cookie Policy.. QED on Facebook.. QED on Twitter.. Sponsorship.. Advertising.. Exhibitors.. Copyright © North West Skeptical Events Ltd.. Served in 0.. 022s by TARDIS.. ×.. This site uses cookies.. By continuing to browse this site you are agreeing to our use of cookies.. Find out more.. here..

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  • Title: Buy your tickets / QED 2014
    Descriptive info: For QED 2014, the ticket price remains at.. just £99.. for the weekend, with a special concession rate of.. £69.. for full-time students (with any recognised student ID) and now for under 18s too (if accompanied by a parent or guardian).. Name.. Twitter Name.. Ticket Type.. Standard Ticket (£99).. Concession Ticket (£69).. 010s by TARDIS..

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  • Title: Gala Dinner / QED 2014
    Descriptive info: The Gala Dinner 2014.. One of the most popular features at QED is our Saturday night dinner, where you will get the chance enjoy a delicious three-course meal in the company of our celebrity speakers.. It precedes a full evening entertainment package for the Saturday night party.. The Gala Dinner..  ...   we strongly recommend you.. reserve your place early.. Tickets are strictly limited and available on a first-come, first-served basis to attendees of QED only.. The Gala Dinner has.. now sold out.. If you would like to be considered for a place in the event of a cancellation, please email.. dinner@qedcon.. org..

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  • Title: Childcare / QED 2014
    Descriptive info: Childcare at QED.. One of our goals for QED is to make the event accessible to as many people as we can.. As part of that, we offer a crèche facility, which we hope will help make the event more accessible to parents who would like to attend QED, but are unable to arrange a full weekend of childcare.. What do we offer?.. The QED Crèche will be available from 8am to 5pm on both the Saturday and Sunday, though you will need to make your own arrangements for your child’s breakfast and lunch.. Your child will be supervised and entertained by fully screened and registered professional childcare workers.. Enhanced CRB checks will be conducted on all childcare workers, who will also be wearing uniforms and carrying ID at all times.. The crèche  ...   the QED crèche costs £69, the same price as a concession ticket to QED.. There are only a limited number of places available, so you must pre-register your child to be able to use this facility.. CRECHE REGISTRATION CLOSES ON 31st JANUARY 2014.. Please ensure you have booked any childcare places by then.. How do I register?.. To register your child for crèche, simply buy a concession ticket for them the normal way and then send an email to us at.. creche@qedcon.. , letting us know you want your child to use the crèche.. If you do not register for the crèche by email, your child will not be admitted on the day.. We don’t want to spoil your weekend, so please be sure to register in plenty of time.. 019s by TARDIS..

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  • Title: Video: Richard Dawkins, in conversation with Robin Ince / Latest News / QED 2014
    Descriptive info: Video: Richard Dawkins, in conversation with Robin Ince.. Posted by QED at 10:23am on December 12th 2013.. Evolutionary biologist and outspoken atheist Richard Dawkins was the keynote speaker at QED 2013.. It’s a rare opportunity to see a softer side of arguably the world’s most famous atheist, and it’s available to watch online now.. Tickets for QED 2014 are still on sale -.. get yours now.. 064s by TARDIS..

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  • Title: Guest Speakers / QED 2014
    Descriptive info: Who is speaking at QED?.. Coralie Colmez.. Coralie studied mathematics at Cambridge, where she was awarded a Cambridge European Trust scholarship.. Having been a researcher for the Maths Taskforce, she is now a member of the Bayes in Law Research Consortium - an international team devoted to improving the use of statistics in criminal trials.. Her 2013 book 'Maths on Trial' highlighted important statistical errors made in criminal cases, and the role of probability in the courtroom.. Mark Crislip.. Mark has been a practicing Infectious Disease specialist for over twenty years, blogs regularly for Science-Based Medicine and has contributed to a number of skeptical publications on alternative medicine and critical thinking.. His popular podcast 'QuackCast' reviews the latest in the world of SCAM - Supplements, Complementary and Alternative Medicine; while his other podcasts 'Gobbet O'Pus' and 'Puscast' reviews the latest in infectious disease literature.. Sanal Edamaruku.. President of the Indian Rationalist Association and a veteran of many skeptical investigations in India, Sanal's work to expose a myriad of false miracle claims has gained international acclaim.. In 2008 whilst making one his regular TV appearances, he challenged a tantrik to make good on a threat to kill him using only the power of magic - with the results witnessed by an estimated live audience of several hundred million.. In 2012, having debunked the miracle of a weeping statue in Mumbai, Sanal was forced to flee India to avoid imprisonment, or worse.. Beauty by the Geeks.. Brigitte West and Rose Brown make up the team behind  ...   Elizabeth Pisani.. Elizabeth is an epidemiologist who has spent over a decade working on the defining epidemic of our age – HIV.. She’s done research and worked as an advisor for the Ministries of Health of China, Indonesia, East Timor and the Philippines, and has also provided analysis and policy advice to UNAIDS, the World Health Organisation, the World Bank, US Centres for Disease Control and many others.. Her 2008 book 'The Wisdom of Whores' explored the flaws in international programmes designed to tackle HIV/AIDS.. Richard Wiseman.. Richard Wiseman is Professor of the Public Understanding of Psychology at the University of Hertfordshire.. He has written several best-selling books including The Luck Factor, Quirkology, Paranormality and 59 Seconds.. Richard was listed in the Independent On Sunday’s top 100 people who make Britain a better place to live, and has acted as a creative consultant to Derren Brown, The MythBusters, and Heston Blumenthal.. He can also turn a tea towel into a chicken, but doesn’t like to brag about it.. Paul Zenon.. The Master of Ceremonies for 2014 is the magician Paul Zenon.. Paul is well known for his extensive work in the world of magic, having performed for audiences across the world, as well as having pioneered and popularised modern UK street magic.. More recently he's been involved in a high-profile investigation into the work of stage psychics and mediums.. For the duration of QED, we can exclusively reveal Paul will not be wearing an earpiece.. Guests appear subject to work commitments.. 025s by TARDIS..

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  • Title: Latest News & Announcements / QED 2014
    Descriptive info: News Announcements.. Read More ».. Video: Social Media and the Law, QED 2013.. Posted by QED at 10:23am on December 5th 2013.. Social Media offers an unparalleled opportunity for grassroots skeptics to highlight their work, engage with those they seek to criticise, and share their views.. However, some of those views can be contentious, some libellous, and in a few notable cases, some even criminal.. How can skeptics share their thoughts without finding themselves in legal hot water? Our Social Media and the Law panel at QED 2013 explored exactly these issues.. Our panel - available to watch online now for the first time - included lawyer and blogger Helen Dale, Ian Rushton, Deputy Chief Crown Prosecutor for the North West Area, science writer and successful libel defendant Simon Singh, and criminal barrister Geoff Whelan.. Hotel rooms have sold out.. Posted by QED at 6:13pm on December 1st 2013.. We’ve had confirmation from The Palace Hotel, our new venue for 2014, that we’ve filled our allocation of discounted rooms for QED 2014.. The good news is that this means a good number of you have doubtless been tempted by the opportunity to enjoy the company of fellow QED attendees for the whole of the weekend.. Video: Rose Shapiro - Suckers: How Alternative Medicine Makes Fools Of Us All.. Posted  ...   in store for QED 2014, including our full programme of panels, podcasts and alternative presentations - so be sure to keep an eye out for future news from us.. We'll also be releasing footage from past QED events, too - starting with QED 2013's standing-room-only debate on the role of religion - moderated by.. Carrie Poppy.. and featuring.. Richard Dawkins.. ,.. Mike Hall.. Mitch Benn.. and.. Lawrence Krauss.. Enjoy!.. Tickets for QED 2014 are now on sale.. Posted by QED at 10:23am on October 31st 2013.. The waiting is over - tickets to the biggest event in the UK skeptical calendar are now on sale!.. QED 2014 - taking place in the Palace Hotel, Manchester on April 12th-13th - will once again see an exciting line-up of speakers from around the world of science and skepticism, brought together for the viewing pleasure of our QED community.. QED 2014: Save the Date!.. Posted by QED at 10:23am on September 26th 2013.. We are very happy to announce that QED will be returning April 12-13, 2014 for our fourth year!.. After the success of last year's event - not to mention our previous years - we suspect demand for tickets in 2014 will be high, which is why we're moving to an even larger venue: the Palace Hotel, Manchester.. 029s by TARDIS..

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  • Title: Palace Hotel, Manchester / QED 2014
    Descriptive info: The Palace Hotel.. For 2014, QED is moving to a brand new venue - the Palace Hotel in Central Manchester.. The Piccadilly were excellent hosts for the past three years but the popularity of our event means we need a little more space in 2014.. We have reserved a number of rooms for QED attendees at the Palace Hotel at a discounted rate - these rooms are immune from the usual time-sensitive fluctuations of hotel pricing, so.. be sure to take advantage of the agreement by telling the hotel you're booking for QED.. That said, cheaper rooms may sometimes be available online, so it is worth checking just in case.. You can find more details below, together with other accommodation options.. Tel:.. 0161 288 1111.. Web:.. www.. palacehotelmanchestercity.. co.. uk.. Travel Tips.. Manchester enjoys excellent transport links: the north west of England has the highest density of motorways in the UK, and the city is ringed by the only truly orbital motorway.. The beneficent government provides a useful.. transport direct journey planner.. , which can provide train and bus alternatives.. For sat nav purposes you need to go to:.. Palace Hotel Manchester.. Oxford Street.. Manchester.. M60 7HA.. Should you find yourself in the Manchester area, you can route-plan with the.. traveline journey planner.. A bus ride from the south of the city may carry you along what is often claimed to be Europe's busiest bus route.. There is room for skepticism over this claim.. The hotel overlooks Piccadilly Gardens where there is a tram stop and bus terminal.. Manchester Piccadilly station is less than a mile away: easy walking distance, head north up London Road and follow the road to the left as it becomes Piccadilly.. If your train journey terminates at Victoria, hop on the Metrolink tram to the Piccadilly Gardens stop.. Plan your train journey with.. National Rail.. Manchester Airport.. is less than 10 miles away, and regular trains will whisk you to Piccadilly station.. Liverpool John Lennon Airport.. is only 30 miles away, about 45 minutes transit time.. These two airports are well served by budget airlines such as Easyjet, Flybe and bmibaby.. Kayak.. can be useful for booking cheap flights.. Accommodation.. Although we have moved to a new venue this year, we’re keen to do as much as possible to help keep your accommodation costs reasonable.. Alongside the rooms we have reserved at The Palace, we’ve agreed deals with alternative nearby hotels, giving a range of pricing options for QED attendees.. In each case.. simply quote “QED” when making the booking.. Each hotel below has a selection of double, twin and single rooms, available on a first-come, first-served basis.. IMPORTANT INFORMATION.. QED is happening during the football season in Manchester, so hotel rooms can sell  ...   Other hostels, hotels, and even apartments could prove cost effective if shared with a group.. Laterooms.. is handy, as is.. Hostelbookers.. Parking.. The Palace encourages you to leave your car at home, largely as there is no parking on-site.. If you book your accommodation at the Palace Hotel they do have a special 24 hour rate with Euro Car Park.. However, potentially cheaper may be the.. Total on Store Street.. (by Piccadilly Station).. The hotel is directly opposite major rail route Oxford Road Station (.. download direct train routes into Oxford Road Station.. ) station - just a short journey from Manchester International Airport.. The hotel stands directly opposite the Palace Theatre and is a few minutes from the Opera House and Bridgewater Hall, home of the famous Halle Orchestra.. With its excellent transport links, it is also an ideal base for touring Greater Manchester and the surrounding countryside.. Airports.. is less than ten miles away, and regular trains will whisk you to Piccadilly station.. Liverpool “John Lennon” Airport.. is only thirty miles away, about forty-five minutes transit time.. Final Tips.. While the hotel will provide reasonably priced sandwiches and tea/coffee throughout each day, immediately opposite the hotel is a Sainsburys Local for a wider selection of cheap food.. Plus, there are many convenient and delicious food options are just a few steps away.. New York Deli just up Oxford Road sells delicious fare at an average of £2.. 40 per sandwich.. The venue hotel is right opposite The Cornerhouse, where you could bury yourself in culture for hours, possibly days.. From their website “Cornerhouse is Manchester’s international centre for contemporary visual arts and independent film.. ”.. You might want to take a walking tour, such as those given by.. New Manchester Walks.. You could explore the museums, the.. Museum of Science and Industry.. the site of the world's first railway station, or.. The Manchester Museum.. , or many others.. Or investigate the numerous space invaders parasitising buildings and structures all over the city, or locate the statue of Alan Turing, or maybe the monument to Vimto.. If your time is quite literally no concern, it is theoretically possible (but as yet unproven) to travel to the conference by canal.. We’d welcome tales of a QED first, should any.. stupid.. brave QED attendee find their sea legs.. Routes on British waterways can be planned on this.. Canal Plan AC.. journey planner.. The closest canal is Oxford Street Bridge on the Rochdale Canal.. Although the journey may take days or weeks, if you travel by narrowboat you will at least have accommodation in a city centre location.. If you have any experiences with travel or accommodation in Manchester, we would welcome your comments and tips for other delegates.. 011s by TARDIS..

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  • Title: Frequently Asked Questions / QED 2014
    Descriptive info: Help + Support.. If you have any problems, worries or questions, you can contact us at any time at.. help@qedcon.. and we will do our best to assist you.. But before you do, here are the answers to some of the common queries we receive:.. I’ve bought my ticket.. Now what?.. QED operates on a guest list basis, there are no physical tickets.. All you need to do is show up.. We’ll check your name is on the list and hand over your event pass.. I haven’t received an email confirmation of my ticket - should I be concerned?.. No.. While confirmation emails  ...   was successful.. I have a disability or impairment which requires particular arrangements.. Can QED help me?.. We have tried very hard to make QED as accessible as possible, including having staff on hand between sessions to assist attendees in their movement between rooms.. However, we welcome the opportunity to make your experience as accommodating as possible - if you feel you may have particular requirements, please let us know and we'll make every effort to ensure you're needs are met.. Is there a dress code for the gala dinner?.. Not officially, but many attendees choose to go in black tie.. 076s by TARDIS..

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  • Title: Terms & Conditions of Sale | QED 2014
    Descriptive info: Terms and Conditions for Registrants.. The booking form constitutes a legally binding contract.. PAYMENTS + CONFIRMATION OF BOOKING.. All payments must be in pounds sterling.. Once we have received details of your paid booking, we will send you an email confirmation.. If you have not received confirmation of your booking within 14 working days of the conference date, please contact.. North West Skeptical Events Ltd does not accept responsibility for the non-arrival of information.. MINORS.. Attendees younger than 18 years old (“Minors”) at the time of the event must be accompanied by a responsible adult.. As Minors benefit from the concession ticket price, proof of age must be provided when collecting their event badge.. Minors must also present themselves at the registration desk with their accompanying responsible adult.. Any infringements by the Minors will be attributed to their accompanying adult.. In the unlikely event of the accompanying adult being ejected from the event, the minor will also be required to leave.. The event may features adult themes and language.. Accompanying adults are expected to use their own judgement to determine if the content is suitable for their Minor and remove them from the auditorium if they feel the content is unsuitable.. Attendees younger than 13 years of age are not permitted in main event areas and must be registered in the crèche.. The welfare of any Minor remains the responsibilty of their accompanying adult at all times.. CANCELLATIONS + CHANGES TO BOOKINGS.. All cancellations must be made in writing to.. cancellations@qedcon.. Cancellations made before 1st March 2014 will receive a full refund, less £5.. 00 administration fee.. Cancellations made between 1st March 2014 and 31st March 2014 will receive a 50% refund.. If you are unable to attend, but have previously bought a ticket, you are free to tranfer that ticket to someone else.. North West Skeptical Events Ltd accept no liability in private transactions of this kind.. Should you transfer your ticket you must contact us at.. to advise us of this change in order that we may adjust the attendee name badge details.. Please also advise the buyer that their ticket is subject to the same terms and conditions as the original sale, and that this forms part of your contract of sale to them.. They must also contact us by email to register their name, contact email address and (optional) Twitter handle.. Transfers that do not conform to this process will not be accepted and entry may be refused.. A full price ticket can be sold to a concession  ...   expressed by speakers are their own.. North West Skeptical Events Ltd disclaim any liability for advice given, or views expressed, by any speaker at the event or in any documentation provided to attendees.. FILMING + PHOTOGRAPHY.. Please note that for promotional purposes, there may be a professional photographer and video production taking place during the event.. Attendees are not permitted to make commercial use of any video or audio made during the event.. ACCOMMODATION + FOOD.. Overnight accommodation and refreshments are not included in the registration fee.. If overnight accomodation is required, you must make your own arrangements.. RIGHT OF ADMISSION REFUSAL.. North West Skeptical Events Ltd reserves the right to.. refuse admission, or rescind admission.. to the event to any attendee whose continued presence represents a real or perceived threat to the smooth running of the event or the.. security and comfort.. of other attendees, guest speakers, event staff or hotel staff.. Any anti-social behaviour can be referred to designated members of staff who will deal with the issue in confidence.. Anti-social behaviour will not be tolerated and will result in ejection from the venue without refund.. DATA PROTECTION + PRIVACY.. This privacy policy applies to any information acquired by and/or provided to North West Skeptical Events Ltd including but not limited to: information provided through use of the website; information provided during the course of orders, transactions and bookings; information provided through enquiries or by the completion of any request and or invitation for information.. North West Skeptical Events Ltd may gather information about you when you use our website.. North West Skeptical Events Ltd recognises that your privacy is important to you.. The information you submit to North west Skeptical Events Ltd, and the QED conference will be kept confidential and secure once received.. The information will be processed by North West Skeptical Events Ltd or on its behalf under strictly regulated conditions in accordance with the provisions of the Data Protection Act 1998.. By registering for this conference and disclosing personal information to North west Skeptical Events Ltd you consent to the collection, storage and processing of information in the manner described in this policy.. North West Skeptical Events Ltd will only disclose this information in the following circumstances:.. where your consent has been obtained;.. where there is a legal obligation;.. where there is a public duty; and.. in connection with the assignment or transfer of all or any of its rights and obligations to any of its group companies or to any other third party.. 021s by TARDIS..

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  • Title: Contact Us / QED 2014
    Descriptive info: Contact.. To get in touch, use one of the links below.. General Contact.. Ticketholder Support.. Press Enquiries.. Sponsorship/Advertising Enquiries.. Please be aware that QED is being organised by volunteers in our spare time.. Though we endeavour to reply to all enquiries, a reply cannot be guaranteed.. 009s by TARDIS..

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