Skepticamp Ottawa 2013

This February 24th, join the Ottawa Skeptics for our third open conference event, Skepticamp Ottawa 2013.

Skepticamps, modeled on the BarCamp approach of non-curated, user-driven content and participation, are entertaining, educational and informative events in a relaxed environment. The overall theme for the event is science and scientific skepticism. This year we are fortunate to be at the Shopify Lounge, right in the heart of downtown Ottawa. composite shopify

Come along to listen to some great talks, ask questions, and meet interesting people!

We have a full roster of speakers. Here’s how it looks:

12.30: Doors open

1:00 PM – 1:20 PM: Darren McKee – Smart Giving

1:20 PM – 1:40 PM: Nic Watson – When video game players become designers: a Myst-erious ethnography

1:40 PM – 2:00 PM: Alex Gonzalez – Skepticism in the aquarium store

2:00 PM – 2:20 PM: Chris Hebbern – #DropJenny: an example of successful skeptical activism

2:20 PM – 2:40 PM: Break

2:40 PM – 3:00 PM: Dana Peters – Gedankenexperiments

3:00 PM – 3:20 PM: Diane Bruce – Propaganda

3:20 PM – 3:40 PM: Miranda Dixon-Luinenburg – The ape in the office

3:40 PM – 4:00 PM: Corey Yanofsky – Plausibility and probability

4:00 PM – 4:20 PM: Break

4:20 PM – 4:40 PM: Cliff Beninger – Faith and unreason

4:40 PM – 5:00 PM: Dave Green – From Free Energy to Clean Water – Recognizing Your Own Mistakes

5:00 PM – 5:20 PM: Kevin Brown – Anti-missile defences

5:20 PM – 5:40 PM: Ania Bula – Sex Mythbusters

5:40 PM – 6:00 PM: It’s a wrap!

Talk summaries can be found here.

Everyone’s welcome. To give us an idea of attendance please RSVP at meetup or eventbrite, and check out the Wiki for this event for more information.

21. February 2013 by Chris
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