SKEPTICAMP SYDNEY 2013
Saturday, 12 October 2013 from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm (AEDT)
San Francisco, California, USA
London, United Kingdom
REGISTRATION IS NOW CLOSED, TICKETS AVAILABLE AT THE DOOR.
Skepticamp Sydney is back! To be held at Sydney's UTS Campus, Skepticamp is the unconference for skeptics.
What's an unconference, you say?
Well, in the words of Skepticamp.org: "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."
That means skepticamp is a conference for the delegates by the delegates. Everyone is encouraged to bring a topic to speak on, everyone is encouraged to bring questions, and everyone can help out on the day.
How Do I Participate?
The day is broken up into 15 minute slots. If you'd like to give a talk, you can register the morning of the event when you arrive. If unsure of what to do, aim for around 10 minutes to present, with five minutes for questions. Don't be afraid to deviate from this structure if you have a better idea, maybe you could facilitate a group discussion in the same time?
Powerpoint slides can be accommodated, please bring a USB stick with your presentation and/or a laptop. For esoteric A/V or staging requests ask! Please feel free to advertise your topic in advance at the Skepticamp Wiki.
In the last hour of the day everybody will come together for prizes and flash talks...
What Are Flash Talks?
Flash Talks are short talks given is the last session of the day. Anyone can stand up and have a go, you don't need to register in advance. However you only have 3 minutes & you cannot use powerpoint/video.
These talks can be great for anyone that wants to participate but doesn't feel like they can fill a full slot, or anybody inspired by the day that wants to have their say!
CupCakeCamp will be held again as a side event during SkeptiCamp Sydney!
What Is CupCakeCamp?
CupCakeCamp is a delicious, collaborative event that will be happening during Skepticamp. Like Skepticamp, it's free to join in and everyone is encouraged to contribute.
How Do I Participate?
Get baking! This is your chance to show off your culinary skills. If possible, bring a sign so that your fellow Skeptics know what they're eating - What flavour are your cakes? Do they contain nuts? Are they gluten or animal product-free?
Bring a batch of your best cupcakes along, and ask an unOrganiser to direct you to Bronwyn or Bea.
At a designated time during the day, Skepticamp attendees will be given the opportunity to taste-test the cupcakes and vote for their favourite. There will be prizes and bragging rights for the winners of Skepticamp Sydney's CupCakeCamp!
Skepticamp Sydney 2013 will be held at the University of Technology, Sydney, on Broadway. The event is easily reached by public transport, and is well served in terms of facilities.
More info can be found at http://skepticampaustralia.org (keep your eyes peeled because the info here will evolve as the day approaches!)
Finally, we're looking for sponsors to help out with Lunch and Post-unConference Drinks, at a venue TBD. We'd also love to give out prizes for the best presentations on the day. If you would like to sponsor the event, Please get in touch via email at Sydney@skepticampaustralia.org