The amount of energy required to refute a lie is an order of magnitude greater than to produce it.
- Brandolini's Law
Does it seem like misinformation is taking over the media? Montreal's most fabulous fake news fighters will take on the topic with with three fun presentations, and a panel discussion about how to resist the irrational with reason. Join us to level up your thinking skills and be part of the movement for better ideas.
Gregory Frank, Founder of E2 Adventures
Defense Against the
Dark Fallacious Arts
We may know about fallacies, what they look like, and how they work. I’ve studied them myself! But what do we know about how to effectively counter them in everyday conversation? You will learn basic techniques to parry an ad hominem blow to the ego, keep a steady footing on the proverbial slippery slope, and more in this engaging workshop.
Isabelle Stephen, Podcaster and Critical Thinker
All You Need is Love... And Critical Thinking... Definitely Critical Thinking!
I'm a skeptic activist and I'm going to talk about the first time I met my not so skeptical boyfriend and all the logical fallacies that rained over me during this first conversation with him... I will ask for the public participation to help me identify the different fallacies.
Geoff Brown, Art of Mind
The Usual Suspects
Geoff is a speaker and critical thinking advocate who believes that we can change our thinking not only to defend against misinformation, but also to live deeper and more fulfilling lives. He will speak about common scams, and their well-known perpetrators.