Are you a critical thinker looking to meet with like minded individuals to share information and good conversation? Are you a self-righteous windbag who knows it all and is looking for real-world validation over your usual Internet diatribes? Well get ready, cuz Vancouver SkeptiCamp is coming to UBC. Saturday, March 20th if you’re the former. Saturday, March 27th if you’re the later – don’t worry if no one is there, it’s only because they’re intimidated by you.
SkeptiCamps are informal, community-organized conferences borne from the desire for people to share and learn in an open environment. Everyone from casual skeptics to the experienced participate, give talks and get to know each other.
Date: Saturday, March 20, 2010
Time: 10 am to 6 pm
Location: UBC’s Victoria Learning Theatre (Room 182) at Irving K. Barber Learning Centre, 1961 East Mall, Vancouver [map]
Speakers: Anyone can volunteer to give a talk, but space is limited. Talks can be as short as 5 minutes, or as long as 20 minutes, but there’s always an opportunity for questions and audience interaction during and after the presentation. Register now and indicate your desire to give a presentation and email us your intended topic. Do you know an interesting speaker? Get them to register!
Admission: Free, but space is limited. Register by email now to guarantee your spot.
T-shirts: $10 for those who register early and email us their shirt size preference. Extra shirts may also be available at the event for a slightly higher price.
Wifi Internet: Free for anyone who registers and requests access, emailing us their full name, email address and telephone number.
Registration: Email email@example.com
Feel free to Twitter during the event and post photos to Flickr. Use the tag “VanSkeptiCamp” so others can search for your tweets and pictures.
This will be Vancouver’s third SkeptiCamp event, and we expect it to be the biggest and best yet. Come out to see and hear local skeptics give presentations, perform demonstrations, and discuss a wide range of topics related to science, skepticism, and critical thinking. Your participation will help make this event a success.
For those now scratching their heads, here is a definition of Skepticism.