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General Info

2017 Skepticamp will be held Saturday, February 4.

The doors open at 12:30, and talks begin at 1 pm. Mulligan's has good food, and attendees eat and drink throughout the day. We meet at our regular Saturday evening meeting place, which is at Mulligan's Pub (in the original back room on the south side of Mulligan's).

The 'Camp usually lasts until about 6:30 pm or so, and then we have an after party, sometimes playing board or card games! Invite your friends.

RSVP or Sign-up to Present by Editing this Wiki

ALL SPEAKER SLOTS ARE NOW FULL. BELOW IS THE SCHEDULE. :-)

In the upper left is a blue link with the label "Edit" and a drop down menu. If you want to RSVP or to volunteer to do a presentation to Skepticamp, you can click edit and add your name to the list at the bottom of this wiki page. If you are signing up to give a presentation, please put length if your presentation - 15 or 30 min.

A good Skepticamp talk encourages discussion, which means a good 'Camp needs comments, questions and, often, a fair bit of humor slathered on. There isn't a list of assigned topics, and there are very loose guidelines. After all, we consider ourselves free thinkers, right? You might think the topics should somehow be at least bound by some relation to skepticism as a philosophy, or world view. You might... you might just think something like that, but I'm not so sure.

Here are some links to previous Skepticamps to give you some idea of the kind of talks we have had in the past.

http://skepticamp.wikia.com/wiki/Fort_Collins_Skepticamp_2016

http://skepticamp.wikia.com/wiki/Fort_Collins_Skepticamp_2015

http://skepticamp.wikia.com/wiki/FoCo_SkeptiCamp_2014

Each presentation has extra time allowed for discussion, questions and comments, plus breaks and an after party for all the socializing and carrying on of said DQC. We know how we are.

Tentative Schedule

12:30 Setup and Welcome

1:00 "Fort Collin's Superstition Trial" (Linda Rosa)

1:40 "Gravity and Time" or "The Origin Of Life: Progress, Problems, Prospect (Howard Landman)

2:20 "Relational Religion" (Wendell Bradley)

2:40 BREAK

3:10 "Trouble in Trump Country:: A Case Study" (Kate Eleanor)

3:50 "Predicting Pseudoscience: The Developing Defense of American Football" (Craig Foster)

4:10 "Placebrew" Homeopathic Beer (Doug Holland)

4:20 BREAK

4:40 "Challenging Creationism in a Ft Collins Charter School" (Larry Sarner)

5:20 "Media Myths" (Caleb Hendrich)

5:40 Jenn Roche's excellent philosophy presentation

RSVP to Come !

To RSVP, click the blue "Edit" button up above, and on the edit page, please put the next number at the bottom of this list with your name. There are 35 seats available.

  1. Brian Cottle
  2. Howard A. Landman: "Gravity and Time" or "The Origin Of Life: Progress, Problems, Prospect (30 min)
  3. Jenn Roche "something about philosophy, tbd"
  4. Linda Rosa - presenting 30 min
  5. Emily Rosa
  6. Larry Sarner (Challenging Creationism in a Ft Collins Charter School) 30 min
  7. Hans Masanetz
  8. Wendell Bradley - presenting 15 min
  9. Edie
  10. Dianne Heath
  11. Al Heath
  12. Dave Tuttle
  13. Brenda Roybal-Tuttle
  14. Caleb Hendrich: "Media Myths (15 min)"
  15. Doug Holland: "Placebrew Homeopathic Beer" (15 min)
  16. Lalie
  17. Robert
  18. Craig Foster "Predicting Pseudoscience: The Developing Defense of American Football" (15 Minutes)
  19. Kate Eleanor "Christian Hegemony in Small Town America: A Case Study" 30 minutes
  20. Joyjilly
  21. Rachael Drennan
  22. Laurie
  23. Bill
  24. matt
  25. stacy
  26. Jay Dubya
  27. Lori Way
  28. Cameron Way
  29. Ruth
  30. Samantha Donelan
  31. Jordan N.

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