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 2011 was Winnipeg’s second open skeptical conference. It took place on Saturday, 17 September 2011, from 11:00–18:00 at Aqua Books.
|Emcee||Robert Shindler & Leslie Saunders|
|Speaker/Venue Coordinator||Ashlyn Noble|
|Communication/Outreach Coordinator||Richelle McCullough|
|General Troubleshooting||Gem Newman|
|11:15||Logical Fallacies||Paul Nordin||Video|
|11:45||Free Will: What is it? and Do we have it?||Gem Newman||Text Video|
|13:00||Intellectual “Property” Rights||Gary Barbon|
|13:30||Free Energy and Perpetual Motion… Science or Pseudoscience?||Javier Hernandez-Melgar||Video|
|14:00||Polyamory and Questioning Mononormative Assumptions||Anlina Sheng||Video|
|15:00||Social Role Devaluation by Charities and the Media||Heather Harland|
|15:30||Scientific Spirituality||Dr. Ali Ashtari||Video|
|16:00||Science & Media: A Love Story||Richelle McCullough||Video|
|16:45||Realities and Myths about Sex Work||Anlina Sheng||Video|
|17:15||How to Change Minds||Mike Innes||Text Video|
|17:45||Evaluating Rational and Emotional Arguments||Brendan Curran-Johnson||Video|
SkeptiCamp Winnipeg 2011 Playlist