SkeptiCamp Winnipeg is a conference for the sharing of ideas. It is free and open to the public: anyone can attend and participate! Presentations and discussions focus on science and free inquiry, and the audience is encouraged to challenge presenters to defend their ideas.
SkeptiCamp is based on the highly successful BarCamp model. The basic idea is that attendees are participants; everyone attending SkeptiCamp is encouraged to participate: this may take the form of presenting a short talk on a topic related to science and skepticism, helping coordinate and plan the event, or simply taking active part in the discussion.
SkeptiCamp Winnipeg 2010 was Winnipeg’s first open skeptical conference. It took place on Saturday, 23 October 201, from 12:30–18:00 at Aqua Books.
|Venue Coordinator||Jeffrey Olsson|
|Communication/Outreach Coordinator||Donna Harris|
|Speaker Coordinator/General Troubleshooting||Gem Newman|
|12:45||The Pleasure of Figuring Things Out||Gem Newman||Text Video|
|13:00||The Ethics of Belief||Dr. Arthur Schafer||Video|
|13:30||How Do We Know Anything?||Jeffrey Olsson||Video|
|14:00||Kitchen Nightmares: Dissecting Reality Television||Scott Carnegie||Video|
|14:30||Nutritional Facts and Fallacies: “Superfoods”||Laura Creek Newman||Video|
|15:30||Five Bizarre Pseudosciences You’ve Never Heard Of!||Ashlyn Noble||Video|
|15:45||Why Vaccinations Are So Important||Donna Harris||Video|
|16:00||We Are All Skeptics Now||Dr. Chris Tillman||Video|
|16:30||How to Fake a UFO Picture||Leslie Saunders||Text|
|17:00||The History of Homeopathy||Gem Newman||Text Video|
|17:15||The Skeptical Matrix: Where Should We Focus Our Energy?||Donna Harris|
|17:30||Mormonism and Homosexuality||Scott Carnegie|
SkeptiCamp Winnipeg 2010 Playlist