SkeptiCamp Winnipeg 2012

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 2012 was Winnipeg’s third open skeptical conference. It took place on Saturday, 29 September 2012, from 10:30–16:30 at the Sir William Stephenson Library.


Role Organiser
Emcee Ashlyn Noble
Speaker Coordinator Laura Creek Newman
Communication/Outreach Coordinator Scott Carnegie
Venue Coordinators Gem Newman & Laura Creek Newman
General Troubleshooting Gem Newman


Time Talk Speaker Links
10:40 Measures to Avoid Adverse Consequences of Irresponsible Extraction of Fossil Fuels Dennis LeNeveu Video
11:10 How to Run 100 Miles: Challenging Self-Limiting Beliefs Scott Burton Video Website
11:40 “Do This, Lose Weight (Fast)”: A Look at Common Weight Loss Solutions Laura Creek Newman Video
13:00 A Sampling Sampler: Statistics for the Non-Statistician Dr. Laura Targownik Video
13:30 The Good Ship Self-Esteem Donna Harris Video
14:00 Robots and Emotions: Science Fiction Hype or Real Science? Dr. Jim Young Video Website
15:00 Twelve Step Programs: A Personal Insight Scott Carnegie
15:30 Morals vs. Ethics: The Evolution of Awareness Mike Innes Video
16:00 Next Generation DNA Sequencing: Small Technology, Big Changes Matt Bueno Video

Please note that our Community Guidelines and Anti-Harassment Policy are in effect at every Winnipeg Skeptics event.

SkeptiCamp Winnipeg 2012 Playlist