Friendship Is ConFusion

Friday8:00 PM8:50 PMEating the FutureKeweenawJuicy nuggets of forward facing cuisine. Find out what your children will be eating on their way to Mars, create menu's for offworld diners or cash in on the next food craze.Julie Lesnik (M), Ferrett Steinmetz, Sarah LynnSCIENCE
Saturday11:00 AM11:50 AMUsing Biology Dangerously to Inspire Laughter and ThoughtManitouScientifically blowing your mind 3 times in 50 minutes! Panelists are limited to 10 minute discussions based on three topics that are tied to lighthearted videos on Biology. Come learn, have fun, ask questions and be inspired.Julie Lesnik, Daniel DuganSCIENCE
Saturday11:00 AM11:50 AMElementary Deduction: Sherlocking your way to success!PetoskeyInductive reasoning doesn't take a massive intellect - it's elementary, my dear. Learn how to amaze your friends and befuddle your enemies with tips and tricks from Aegis Consulting.Stephanie Oz, Dan Merrill, Jen Maher, Dan McKaySCIENCE
Saturday12:00 PM12:50 PMCitizen Science: OrnithologistIsle RoyaleDissect owl pellets to discover what our local Strigiformes have been digesting.Sarah Lynn (M), Daniel Dugan, Maria DuganSCIENCE
Saturday12:00 PM1:50 PMSolar ObservationsOutsideObserve the Sun with Bob Trembley's telescope! You'll be able to see sunspots, prominences, and other surface features with 2 solar-safe telescopes, as well as discuss many other features of our nearest star with Bob.Bob Trembley (M)SCIENCE
Saturday12:00 PM12:50 PMReturn to Jupiter: NASA's Juno MissionManitouLast summer, a new spacecraft arrived at Jupiter. Juno's mission is to orbit the giant planet, studying its powerful magnetic field, its intense radiation belts, and the intricate interplay of particles and energies surging through nearby space. Bill Higgins reviews Juno's role in gathering more clues to the formation and evolution of Jupiter.Bill HigginsSCIENCE
Saturday2:00 PM2:50 PMUsing Physics Dangerously to Inspire Laughter and ThoughtSaugatuckScientifically blowing your mind 3 times in 50 minutes! Panelists are limited to 10 minute discussions based on three topics that are tied to lighthearted videos about Physics. Come learn, have fun, ask questions and be inspired.Andrew Zimmerman Jones, Tobias Buckell, Daniel DuganSCIENCE
Saturday3:00 PM3:50 PMHow to Make Babies with ScienceIsle RoyaleWe will discussing current availability of genetic modification to create GMOs, designer babies and the advance of Grey Goo that will devour the planet.Daniel Dugan (M), Jason Sanford, Julie LesnikSCIENCE
Saturday3:00 PM3:50 PMKnot Your Typical Confusion Science PanelSaugatuckLearn a variety of basic knots and how to use them for innocent and not-so-innocent purposes, from the experts from Aegis ConsultingSal Sanfratello, Karilyn Warsinski, Morgan Stutler, Jen Nagle, Todd NagleSCIENCE
Saturday4:00 PM4:50 PMAll Your Data Are Belong To UsPetoskeyWhat is "the internet of things?" How smart do we really want our devices to be? What will society look like when whole systems of objects talk to each other to shape our lives? And who controls the data our things collect?Daniel Dugan (M), Pablo Defendini, Andrea Phillips, Cassy S., Elise KovaSCIENCE
Saturday5:00 PM5:50 PMPimp Your Mars RoverManitouWhat would a vehicle need to traverse the unforgiving surface of Mars? A perfect panel for those interested in engineering the next buggy.Karen Burnham (M), Martin L. Shoemaker, Courtney Schafer, Bill HigginsSCIENCE
Saturday5:00 PM5:50 PMA Panel Particularly Pertaining to Peculiar ParticlesPetoskeySpeculation about multiple Higgs' Bosons, 750 gigaelectronvolt photon pairs and why it all matters.Andrew Zimmerman Jones (M), Richard Herrell, David John Baker, Bill HigginsSCIENCE
Saturday6:00 PM6:50 PMThe Science and Art of SwordfightingSt. ClairAegis Consulting experts invite writers and enthusiasts to ask them pretty much anything they want about fighting and Western European martial arts. They will do our best to answer thoroughly and factually!Sal Sanfratello, Karilyn Warsinski, Morgan Stutler, Jen Nagle, Todd NagleSCIENCE
Saturday7:00 PM7:50 PMWhat's Your Favorite Apocalypse?ManitouA discussion on scientific advances that might tip the world towards an apocalypse.Kristine Smith (M), Andrew Zimmerman Jones, Julie Lesnik, Anthony W. Eichenlaub, Nichole E. CastleSCIENCE
Sunday10:00 AM10:50 AMCitizen Scientist: Biomechanical EngineerIsle RoyaleThe current state of the art in cybernetic body parts, plus a look into the future.Daniel Dugan (M), Martin L. Shoemaker, Matthew Alan ThyerSCIENCE
Sunday12:00 PM12:50 PMRail Guns, Power Armor and Killer RobotsKeweenawHow close are we to the military technology heralded in SciFi books? Experts will talk about what is on the horizon.Kristine Smith (M), Tobias Buckell, Kameron Hurley, Karen BurnhamSCIENCE