An Open Conference on Science and Skepticism, where you can be a presenter!
The following was the content for our 2011 Web Site.
It shall be preserved here for archival and historic purposes.
The current web site can be found here: http://www.skepticampnyc.org
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December 3th, 2011
From 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM, Eastern Time
Map of Location
244 W 54th St
New York, NY
Room: Shetler 1, on the 12th floor (not the penthouse rooms)
(NOTE: Do NOT confuse the name "Shetler", with the word "shelter".
In this case, the "T" is supposed to come before the "L".)
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What is this event?!
SkeptiCamp is like a science conference, except that its content is
provided by the attendees themselves!
It is based on the successful "unconference" model that originated with "BarCamp".
(No, it has nothing to do with bars. The name has
its own rich history,you can read about on our Etymology page.)
While BarCamp has primarily focused on software and technology, SkeptiCamp 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 sessions and presentations given at SkeptiCamp NYC are more
like lively discussions, than straight seminars. Perhaps even a few workshops will
be sprinkled in. Presenters should try to
welcome the bombardment of questions, after their initial introduction to the
topic is made. Though, some may still choose to err on the side of convention.
SkeptiCamp is intended for adults, though young adults can also join us,
if they'd like, and if they have their parents' or guardians' permission.
Anyone who can be in the New York City area, at the given date and time
is invited to join and... perhaps even lead a session of your own!
We are primarily sponsered by
New York City Skeptics, an all-volunteer, 501(c)3 educational nonprofit that promotes critical thinking, skeptical inquiry, and science education among the general public.
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