marketing conferences aren’t
really about marketing
Marketing is laden with folklore, most of it nonsense. Exposure to rational thought can inform your marketing strategies, ground you in the real world, and thus enhance your odds of success. If you find yourself in or near St. Louis, Missouri on Saturday, May 26, I urge you to show up at the St. Louis City Museum for the College of Curiosity. If you’re not planning to be there, consider changing your plans.
I should add that while the one-day conference promises to be informative and horizon-broadening, it also promises to be FUN. Bring the children. Including your inner child.
You couldn’t ask for a better faculty—big-name scientists, artists, writers, doctors, stage magicians and more. The legendary St. Louis City Museum—part fun house, part art museum—provides the ideal setting.
The impetus behind the College of Curiosity is friend and fellow rational thinker Jeff Wagg. Kudos to him. Too many rationalists, like me, sit comfortably at the computer and type stuff ruing the irrational world. A very few, like Jeff and wholly unlike me, get off their butts and actively promote rational thinking with events like this one. People like Jeff are wonderful and rare.
He deserves your support. At $30 for adults and $15 for kids, admission is eminently, almost shamefully reasonable. If you can possibly manage, attend. If you can’t make it yourself, send someone from your office.
9:00 – City Museum Opens
9:30 – Pre-Show with Jonny Zavant
10:00 – Welcome with Jeff Wagg
10:10 – Curious Flavors
10:15 – Anomalous Sounds with Brian Dunning
10:35 – A Curious Moment
10:40 – Life on Other Planets with Dr. Nicole Gugliucci
11:00 – A Curious Moment
11:05 – Alien Abductions with Kitty Mervine
11:25 – A Curious Moment
11:30 – Mathemagic with Ethan Brown
11:50 - Perception Science with Dr. Jennifer Newport
12:00 - Lunch (options TBA)
12:30 – Curious Videos
12:50 – Anomalous Sounds with Brian Dunning
1:10 – Learn Mental Magic with Jonny Zavant
1:30 – Comet Construction with Dr. Nicole Gugliucci
1:50 – Get Abducted with Kitty Mervine
2:10 – Become a Math Whiz with Ethan Brown
2:30 – Defying Gravity with Brian Dunning
2:50 – Closing with Jeff Wagg and the Faculty
3:00 – Exploration of the City Museum
4:00 – Curiosity Hunt
5:00 – Optional Dinner with Faculty
7:00 – Light’s Out! Flashlight Exploring of the Caves
Midnight – Museum Closes