The following was the content for our 2009 Web Site.
It shall be preserved here for archival and historic purposes.
The current web site can be found here: http://www.skepticampnyc.org
A conference on science and skepticism, where you can be a presenter!
- Video highlights, from 2009, are Here! Watch them on YouTube.
- Presenter's materials are now available on the Resources page.
- Our Photo Gallery is now up. Please help us add to it!
- "Tim-Tam Slams" were a hit with several attendees.
- Be sure to visit www.SkeptiCamp.org for SkeptiCamps cropping up in other areas.
What is it?!
Check out our Etymology page, to learn where the word "SkeptiCamp" came from.
SkeptiCamp is like a science conference, except that the content is
provided by the attendees themselves! Some prefer to call it an
"unconference" for that reason.
It is based on a successful model of gatherings referred to as "BarCamp",
which have primarily focused on technology. (It has nothing to do with bars. The name has
its own rich history, too long to reiterate, here). Our conference will focus
on topics related to science, critical thinking, and other notions that
appeal to a skeptical crowd.
Conventional conferences tend to follow a standard pattern of linear presentation,
followed by Q&A. We hope the "presentations" made at SkeptiCamp NYC are more
like lively discussions, than straight seminars. Presenters could
welcome the bombardment of questions, after their initial introduction to the
topic is made. (Though, some may choose to err on the side of convention.) Topics that interact with the audience are encouraged. (Moderators will help make sure the topic does not drift too
far from the scope the original presenter had in mind.)
SkeptiCamp is intended for adults, though young adults can also join us,
if they'd like.
Anyone who can be in the New York City area, at the given date and time
is invited to join and... perhaps even present something for discussion!
For more information, please visit:
The Official SkeptiCamp Web Site:
SkeptiCamp's Wiki Page for the NYC event:
Our main sponsor, New York City Skeptics:
December 6th, 2009
From 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM, Eastern Time
244 W 54th St
New York, NY
Room "Shetler 1", on the 12th floor
(NOTE: Do NOT confuse the name "Shetler", with the word "shelter".
In this case, the "T" is supposed to come before the "L".)
Lead organizer: Mitchell Scott Lampert, firstname.lastname@example.org
Assistant Organizer: Page Van Meter
Registration System: Benny Pollack
New York City Skeptics: www.NYCSkeptics.org
Artsy Smartsy, Inc.: www.ArtsySmart.com
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