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.
|Speaker Coordinator||Laura Creek Newman|
|Communication/Outreach Coordinator||Scott Carnegie|
|Venue Coordinators||Gem Newman & Laura Creek Newman|
|General Troubleshooting||Gem Newman|
|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|
SkeptiCamp Winnipeg 2012 Playlist