Announcing SkeptiCamp 2022 with SitPO
We’re thrilled to announce that the traditional pre-QED SkeptiCamp will be returning this year with brand new hosts: The Skeptics in the Pub Online team! We will be eschewing our home offices and venturing out into the open for our first face-to-face event, with YOU as the star speakers!
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 the creation and delivery of 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.
Call for speakers
If you’d like to present a talk, you’ll need to register ahead of time by filling in the form. As submissions come in we’ll liaise with those potential speakers, and put together a schedule, which will be published here in the lead-up to the event.
Each speaker will be allocated a fifteen-minute time slot, with ten minutes to present and five minutes for audience questions. Confirmed speakers will need to send us finalized content approximately ten days before the event to allow review and collation of content.
Ideally, your talk should focus on subjects related to; scientific skepticism, critical thinking, science, skeptical activism, an issue that’s relevant to the community, or a relevant project that you’d like to raise awareness about.
When & Where
SkeptiCamp will take place on Friday, October 28th at the Mercure Piccadilly Hotel in Manchester. We will begin late morning [to be confirmed, but probably 1100], so there’s plenty of time to travel to the event. We’ll take a break in the middle of the day for lunch, and then continue through to the late afternoon, giving you just enough time to change into your dancing shoes 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.
To register your talk, click the button below to be taken to our registration page. We’ll be announcing more details about the event in the lead up to QED.
All of us at the Skeptics in the Pub Online team look forward to seeing you at SkeptiCamp October!