About This Wiki
This will be the central collaborative repository for Skepticamp information in Australia. Please signup if you want to get involved.
Tickets now available for Skepticamp Sydney 2015
We are excited to announce that Skepticamp Sydney is back this May and tickets are now available!
For more details, check out the event page TICKETS ARE AVAILABLE HERE
What is Skepticamp?
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.Diverging from the traditional lecture events which have dominated skepticism for decades, these ‘open events’ tear down the barriers to organizing substantive (and fun) events by building on the wildly-successful Barcamp conference model from the tech community.
descriptions courtesy of Skepticamp.org
In essence, Skepticamps are conferences for participants, by participants. Attendees are the speakers and the speakers are attendees. Anyone can be a speaker, just reserve yourself a slot and talk!
*pre-registration is encouraged, however
To learn more, you may like to follow some Links
Skepticamp is now on Wikipedia
About Skepticamp Australia
While AU Skepticamps had been in discussion for a while, Skepticamp Australia was kicked off at The Amazing Meeting Australia 2010
, during a panel talk on Skeptical Activism. A question came from moderator Brian Dunning "What would you do for activism if you were handed a budget?"
My answer was that I would organise a skepticamp, to inspire, inform and motivate skeptics in Australia. And I said that if people gave me some money there and then, that's exactly what I'd do.
Immediately, panelists and audience members offered money, and by the end of the weekend, Skepticamp was firmly implanted as an upcoming event.Jason Brown
There is an organisers' google group here
. If you want to get involved, please join up. If you'd like to sponsor an event, Information For Sponsors is here
- Skepticamp Sydney 2011 was a triumph. I'm making a note here: huge success
- Skepticamp Melbourne went off well on 22nd October 2011 at Melbourne Uni
- Skepticamp Canberra is still in the discussion stage with several unorganisers lining up.
- Surfcoast Summer Skepticamp took place on 21st January 2012 at the Airey's Inlet Community Hall, south of Melbourne.
- Skepticamp Sydney 2012 happened in May 2012 at UTS in Sydney
- Skepticamp Sydney 2013 took place in October 2013 and was the 75th skepticamp held worldwide
We are looking for unOrganisers for Skepticamps in Brisbane
for unorganisers are available.
The brand new Skepticamp Store is on zazzle