SkeptiCamp Winnipeg 2013

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 2013

SkeptiCamp Winnipeg 2013 was Winnipeg’s fourth open skeptical conference! It took place on Saturday, 14 September 2013, from 10:00–17:00 in Room 1214, Université de Saint-Boniface, 200 Avenue de la Cathedrale.

SkeptiCamp Winnipeg 2013


Role Organiser
Emcee & Speaker Coordinator Ashlyn Noble
Venue Coordinator Dr. Lisa Hawke
Odds & Ends Gem Newman


Time Talk Speaker Links
10:15 Do Human Rights Exist? Brendan Curran-Johnson Video
10:45 Robert Lancaster: Skeptical Hero Donna Harris Video Website
11:30 Finding Goodness: How a Simple Idea Can Bring Together a Community Scott Burton Video Website
1:15 I Meditated in Solitude for 17 Days: So What? Dr. Ali Ashtari Audio
1:45 Experimental Archaeology and the SCA Lauren Bailey Audio Website
2:30 Fake It Till You Make It: Overcoming Low Self-Esteem Scott Carnegie Audio
3:00 WiFi and Cell Phones: Should You Really Be Worried? Gem Newman Audio Text Website
3:45 What Makes Us So Special? Personality, Humanity, and the Cross-Species Divide Dr. Lisa Hawke
4:15 Art and Critical Thinking Ray Peterson
4:45 Humanist Giving and Philanthropy Ashlyn Noble Audio Website

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

SkeptiCamp Winnipeg 2013 Playlist

This YouTube playlist only includes the first three talks from SkeptiCamp Winnipeg 2013. Audio of many of the remaining talks is available at the links above.