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21 October 2010

SkeptiCamp Winnipeg is Saturday!

From the SkeptiCamp wiki, because I'm too lazy to paraphrase:

SkeptiCamp Winnipeg is a conference for the sharing of ideas. It is free and open to the public: anyone can attend and participate!

A SkeptiCamp is an open conference based on the highly successful BarCamp model. The basic idea is that attendees are participants; everyone attending SkeptiCamp should help out in some way (this usually takes the form of a short presentation on a topic related to science and skepticism, but can also involve coordinating presenters, organising food, etc.).

Saturday, 23 October 2010
12:30–6:00 pm

Aqua Books (map)
274 Garry Street, Winnipeg, MB

If you're interested in coming, you can email to ensure that you'll have a seat held for you!

Want to know who's speaking? Of course you do!

  • Professor Arthur Schafer: "The Ethics of Belief"
  • Dr. Chris Tillman: "We Are All Skeptics Now"
  • Jeffrey Olsson: "How Do We Know Anything?"
  • Gem Newman: "The Pleasure of Figuring Things Out" and "The History of Homeopathy"
  • Scott Carnegie: "Kitchen Nightmares: Dissecting Reality Television"
  • Leslie Saunders: "How to Face a UFO Picture"
  • Laura Creek Newman: "Nutritional Facts and Fallacies"
  • Ashlyn Noble: "Five Crazy Pseudoscience You've Never Heard Of!"
  • Donna Harris: "Why Vaccinations are So Important" and "The Skeptical Matrix: Where Should We Focus Our Energy?"
  • Em Tefera: "Conversation Stoppers: How People Think Irrationally"
  • Grant Rogerson: "Global Warming Skepticism and Belief"

[Edit: Two presenters had to bow out at the last minute, and I have removed them from this list.]

Professor Arthur Schafer is the director of the University of Manitoba's Centre for Professional and Applied Ethics. Dr. Chris Tillman is an assistant professor in the University of Manitoba's Department of Philosophy. Jeffrey Olsson is the president of the Humanist Association of Manitoba. Gem Newman is the organiser of the Winnipeg Skeptics.

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