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!