SkeptiCamp 2023 will be going live, both in-person and online at the Mercure Manchester Hotel at 11 a.m. on 22nd Friday, September 2023 and both options are completely free to attend.

In-person: Find us in The Park Suite, 4th Floor, Mercure Manchester Hotel.

Online: Live streaming at

The Schedule

The complete schedule with all 16 speakers for SkeptiCamp 2023 is available here: SkeptiCamp 2023 Schedule


After each talk, we have time for a couple of questions, and you can submit yours using this link:


Our final speaker of the day is Emma McClure who is “escaping” prison and running 34 miles (55 km) to Manchester on the day. Emma is raising money for The Prison Reform Trust and you can support her by donating here:

What is SkeptiCamp?

SkeptiCamp is a free conference that celebrates the incredible work and enthusiasm of the grassroots skeptics and activists who attend, and it’s those very attendees who are responsible for creating and delivering the day’s content. Anyone is welcome to present a talk, with no requirement to be a published author, famous podcaster or professional communicator to get involved. SkeptiCamp is about providing an open and accessible platform for as many members of the Skeptic community as possible to share their ideas, collaborate, and discuss the topics they’re passionate about. For those not speaking at the event, you still get to have your say with time set aside for audience questions after each presentation.

If you’d like a reminder of the speakers and content for last year’s SkeptiCamp you can watch all the talks here.

When & Where

SkeptiCamp will occur on Friday, September 22nd at the Mercure Piccadilly Hotel in Manchester. We will begin late morning, so there’s plenty of time to travel to the event. There will be a break for lunch, and then we’ll continue through to the late afternoon, giving you just enough time to change into your party clothes before the Friday evening festivities.

Tickets & Pricing

Thanks to the generous support of the QED organisers, SkeptiCamp will be free for everyone to attend, regardless of whether you’re planning to attend QED. There’s no need to book a ticket – you’re free to wander in and out of the event throughout the day.

All of us at the Skeptics in the Pub Online team look forward to seeing you at SkeptiCamp in September!