The Skeptical Teacher

Musings of a science teacher & skeptic in an age of woo.

SkeptiCamp: Mini-Conferences for Skeptics

Posted by mattusmaximus on July 25, 2009

While I was at The Amazing Meeting 7 – the largest gathering of skeptics on the planet – in Las Vegas a couple of weeks ago, I learned about something really cool: SkeptiCamp.  SkeptiCamp takes the idea of TAM and shrinks it down to the local level.  So if you know of bunch of skeptics living in the region near you, you can use the resources at the SkeptiCamp website to organize your own one-or-two day long mini-conference! 🙂

I think this is an excellent idea!  And when I return from Dragon*Con 2009 (where I’m giving a talk & participating on some panels – details to come), I plan on attempting to use SkeptiCamp’s resources to organize a mini-skeptics conference in northern Illinois.  If you are a skeptic and live in Illinois, consider joining the Illinois Skeptics – JREF on Facebook.

So there you have it, if you’ve always wanted to get together with like-minded skeptics in your neck of the woods, consider looking into SkeptiCamp.  Yet another way the Internet is helping us to organize! w00t!!! 😀

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