Past Meetup

Skepticamp Ottawa 2013

This Meetup is past

50 people went

Shopify Lounge

126 York Street (Please enter from glass side door) · Ottawa, ON

How to find us

Go to the back of the building and look for the Unicorn doors!

Location image of event venue

Details

The Ottawa Skeptics are pleased to present Skepticamp Ottawa 2013!

If you don't know what a SkeptiCamp is, it follows the unconference model of being driven by the participants. All speakers are locals who have something interesting to say about something they find interesting.

The event will consist of around 12 presentations, each lasting 10-15 minutes with 5 minutes for questions (so a 20 minute time slot per person).

This year we will be at the awesome Shopify Lounge (http://www.skepticamp.org/wiki/File:Composite_shopify.png)!

Check out the wiki (http://www.skepticamp.org/wiki/SkeptiCamp_Ottawa_2013) for details about the location, talk summaries, and more.

List of scheduled talks

12:30 PM - 1:00 PM: Doors open
1:00 PM - 1:20 PM: Darren McKee - Smart Giving
1:20 PM - 1:40 PM: Nic Watson - When video game players become designers: a Myst-erious ethnography
1:40 PM - 2:00 PM: Alex Gonzalez - Skepticism in the aquarium store
2:00 PM - 2:20 PM: Chris Hebbern - #DropJenny: an example of successful skeptical activism
2:20 PM - 2:40 PM: Break
2:40 PM - 3:00 PM: Dana Peters - Gedankenexperiments
3:00 PM - 3:20 PM: Diane Bruce - Propaganda
3:20 PM - 3:40 PM: Miranda Dixon-Luinenburg - The ape in the office
3:40 PM - 4:00 PM: Corey Yanofsky - Plausibility and probability
4:00 PM - 4:20 PM: Break
4:20 PM - 4:40 PM: Cliff Beninger - Faith and unreason
4:40 PM - 5:00 PM: Dave Green - From Free Energy to Clean Water - Recognizing Your Own Mistakes
5:00 PM - 5:20 PM: Kevin - Anti-missile defences
5:20 PM - 5:40 PM: Ania Bula - Sex Mythbusters
5:40 PM - 6:00 PM: It's a wrap!