There will be presentations throughout the day by local skeptics as well as talks by invited guests, Loretta Maron, Theo Clarke and John Cook. Take the opportunity to socialise with fellow skeptics from Brisbane and around the country!
This year’s event will be held on Saturday the 19th of July at Hamilton Town Hall.
Doors Open at 12.30pm
Brisbane Skepticamp is a free event organised by the Brisbane Skeptics. A Skepticamp is a style of skeptical gathering in which the attendees are encouraged to present their own talks. A sketicamp is a very social form of event where community and friendship building is the primary focus.
Brisbane Skepticamp will feature talks by attendees who wish to present their ideas in the realm of science and skepticism. There will also be some invited guests, music and podcast presentations amongst other things. There are also fun competitions such as CupcakeCamp. The main purpose of the event is to have fun, make some friends, and create some community awareness about skepticism.
Doors will open at 12.30 for a 13.00 start by MCs Ross Balch and Jake Farr-Wharton (of the Skeptically Challenged and Imaginary Friends Show fame). The event will run until 20.00 however we have rented the hall till 22.00 so if there is demand for more talks it may be extended. After the event, attendees are encouraged to adjourn to the Hamilton Hotel for Skeptics in the Pub.
At a skepticamp, the attendees are invited to give the presentations, though giving a talk isn’t required to attend the event if you just want to come along and meet fellow skeptics and enjoy their talks! This year we will be running 20 minute time slots, this will include time to give your talk, take some questions, and allow some time for the next person to prepare. The topics should relate to either science or skepticism.
There is an AV system available, so if you would like to use a powerpoint presentation, or show some images during your talk you are more than welcome to do so, it’s even encouraged!
You can book your timeslot as you arrive, or alternatively you can pre-book your timeslot online using our google document which will be released shortly.
We are pleased to have some invited guests in attendance at this year’s event.
First up we have Loretta Marron, Order of Australia and multiple Skeptic of the Year winner for her work with Friends in science and medicine to open the event!
To close the event we have John Cook, researcher at UQ and operator of the excellent Skeptical Science website that debunks climate change myths.
We will also be running a CupcakeCamp at this year’s event. Attendees are encouraged to bake skeptical or science themed cupcakes. There will be a prize for most delicious and best theme as voted for by other fellow attendees.
Food and Drink
Food and drink will be provided on the day in the kitchen area, a variety of different foods will be available throughout the day. If you have special dietary requirements please make them known to an organiser on the day or during registration online. Please note no alcohol is allowed on the premises.
Skeptics in the Pub
After the event attendees are encouraged to adjourn to the nearby Hamilton Hotel for Skeptics in the Pub, they have good steaks and other meals available. Embrace the chance to socialise with your fellow skeptics over a few drinks.
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