"SkeptiCamp Kentucky 2012"-Local Free Conference on Science and Skepticism

SkeptiCamp Kentucky is a FREE, local, open conference on science and skepticism with talks on topics of interest to skeptics and critical thinkers.

Don't let the "camp" fool you. SkeptiCamp is NOT a kid's camp. Nor does it involve the outdoors, campfires or s'mores. Instead, scientists, professionals, your friends, your peers, and even you, will give talks on various topics concerning science and critical thinking.

It is free to attend SkeptiCamp Kentucky 2012 and there will be door prizes! You may attend any or all of the presentations, you do not have to stay for the full conference. There will be a one-hour break for lunch; you may pack a sack lunch or run out to a nearby restaurant (see map below). Coffee will be provided by Heine Brothers coffee. Snacks will be provided, or you are welcome to bring a snack for yourself, or some to share! (Nothing too messy, please.) Although there are only a few RSVP'd here, there will be 30+ at SkeptiCamp. Join Us!


9:00 Organizers Arrive and Set Up
9:30 Presenters Arrive and Set Up
10:00 Doors Open, Sign-In Begins
10:30 Welcome and Intros (Paul Downs?)
10:40 Darshwood the Conjuror: “Making the Impossible Possible”
11:00 Christopher Graney: “Kentuckians & Climate Change”
11:20 Shelly & Sarah Henry: “Strategies for Responding to Religious Bullying and Propaganda in the Public Schools”
11:40 Coffee and Snack Break
12:00 Brian Barnes “Overcoming Egocentric and Sociocentric Biases”
12:20 Ed Hensley: "Evidence of Evolution for Non-Biologists"
12:40 Aaron Morris: “Skepticism in economics and social sciences (Or: The Dismal Science gets even less fun.)”
1:00 Lunch Break (Pack a sack lunch, or run out to nearby restaurants.)
2:00 Carla Bevins: “Through the Looking Glass: Humanities' Contribution to Skeptical Inquiry”
2:20 Bob Malcolm: “Space Elevators”
2:40 Melody Ward: “Parasites”
3:00 Coffee and Snack Break
3:20 Alex Grigg: " The Least Dangerous Game: Tips for Hunting Bigfoot in the Wild"
3:40 Robert Bevins: “The Undiscovered Country: Sleep disorders and the paranormal”
4:00 Colin Thornton: “Charles Chilton Moore - Kentucky's First Atheist”
4:20 Laurie Tarr: “Science Tricks to Amaze Your Friends”
4:40 Closing Comments and Thank Yous
4:45 -  5:00 Clean Up
5:00 Library Closed. Meet at BBC Theater Square for After Party.

After Party: Join us immediately following SkeptiCamp Kentucky, at the BBC on 4th St. for the SkeptiCamp After Party Skeptics in the Pub. RSVP here.

Questions? Contact us at [masked].

More information here and to come!

NOTE: There will not be a June Science Cafe, due to the conflict of SkeptiCamp. So, come to SkeptiCamp instead!

Thanks, see you there!


Here is a map for parking and for lunch restaurants:

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  • Laurie

    This conference is unlike any other. It is home grown, and strictly volunteer. Anyone can give a talk on any science or skepticism talk of their choosing. It is fun and quirky, and I learned a lot.

    June 10, 2012

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