Concord, NH – The local critical thinking/science literacy promotion group Granite State Skeptics has announced they are hosting their 2nd annual Skepticamp Conference on October 27th 11:30am – 4:30pm at The Barley House on Main Street, Concord NH.
Skepticamp is a free informal conference, open to the public, but does require registration, as space is limited. The purpose of this conference is to promote science, education, and critical thinking through speaker/audience exchange in a relaxed atmosphere.
In the past Skepticamp event we have had a wide variety of topics. Some topics we have talked about at our last skepticam were: Magicians as honest liars, Sugar myth, Science based medicine, Starting a science/skepticism pod cast, statistics, and math as magic.
Speakers are encouraged to answer audience members question and provide reputable sources for their topic on requested. Anyone knowledgeable on a topic related to science and skepticism are welcome to sign on as a speaker. Our speakers have a wide range of experiences: Magicians, Doctors, Middle School aged mathematician, and others who have a topic of special interest in science or skepticism and have made it their hobby.
This type of event has been gaining in popularity and is held in at least 50 other locations in the United States and around the world.
About Granite State Skeptics:
Granite State Skeptics are a local group based out of Manchester NH and is run by the husband and wife team Travis and Dale Roy. The goal of this group is to promote science and critical thinking to the public. One way to do this is through monthly meetings at The Farm Restaurant on Elm Street, Manchester NH, held on the second Monday of every month. Anyone interested is welcome to join us.
To sign up and for more info: http://skepticamp.org/wiki/SkeptiCamp_New_Hampshire_2012
NHPR’s Story on the 1st Skepticamp:
Granite State Skeptics Page: