SkeptiCamp Winnipeg 2011

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.


Role Organiser
Emcee Robert Shindler & Leslie Saunders
Speaker/Venue Coordinator Ashlyn Noble
Communication/Outreach Coordinator Richelle McCullough
General Troubleshooting Gem Newman


Time Talk Speaker Links
11:15 Logical Fallacies Paul Nordin Video
11:45 Free Will: What is it? and Do we have it? Gem Newman Text Video
12:15 Denialism Jeff Olsson 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