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What is SkeptiCamp?

SkeptiCamp is a new kind of BarCamp, a conference whose content is provided by attendees. Where BarCamp is focused on technology, SkeptiCamp instead focuses on topics of interest to skeptics, including science, critical thinking and skeptical inquiry. For full details, including a listing of other camps being organized, visit the SkeptiCamp main page.

Event details


Saturday, March 28th, 2009

Start time - 12:30 p.m.

End time - approx. 5 p.m., followed by dinner at a nearby restaurant


Discovery building, Room 246 [map]

Arizona State University, main Tempe campus

Tempe, Arizona



Skeptics Society, publisher of Skeptic magazine

Committee for Skeptical Inquiry, publisher of Skeptical Inquirer magazine

The James Randi Educational Foundation, which hosts the annual Amazing Meeting conference


Seeking sponsors! Email skepticamp@discord.org for more information about sponsoring or donating to SkeptiCamp Phoenix.  There is also a Facebook group for SkeptiCamp Phoenix.


Saturday, March 28th

12:30 p.m. -Sessions begin

Proposed Sessions

Jim Lippard, Positive Side-effects of the Spread of Misinformation

John Lynch, "Academic Freedom" and the Intelligent Design Movement

David Weston, Creating Skeptical Happiness

Shannon Rankin, Critical Thinking for Dummies

Patrick Kuhn, Skepticism in Hume's Treatise

Abe Heward, Multi-level Marketing ("Incredible Business Opportunity")

Jack Ray, Skeptical Dating

Tony Barnhart, Methods of the Pseudo-Psychic

David Jackemeyer, H. Hazlitt's Thinking as a Science 

Mike Stackpole, Practical Techniques for Street Skepticism

Don Lacey, Words Important to Skepticism


Please sign up for presentations here:



Topics I would like to hear about


What is a skeptic / skepticism?

Positive Contributions of Skepticism to the World / Society

Are Skeptics Born or Made? / The Skeptical Temperament

Skeptical Free Will & Determinism


Skeptical Evangelism

Therapeutic Skepticism

Is Myers-Briggs Scientific?



Jim Lippard - skepticamp@discord.org, John Lynch


add yourself...

David Jackemeyer

Participants (aka Campers)


Name Email


(speaker, organizer, etc)

T-shirt size
Chris Conrey my last name at my full name dot com Loud noises XXL
John Lynch john dot lynch at asu dot edu Speaker XL
Evo Terra this is evo at google's mail service Speaker, rabble rouser, flamingo


Brian Shaler my full name, no dots or anything, at google's mail service Laughing stock, rabble rousest


Tony Barnhart anthony dot barnhart at asu dot edu Speaker XL

David Jackemeyer

olehenry1 at yahoo's Volunteer, speaker, etc. M


Task List

(please -cross out- when it's done)


Wifi (In room at ASU)

Projector (In room as ASU).

Projection Screen (In room at ASU)

White Boards (In room at ASU)

Camcorder (Devin Rankin to provide).

Tripod (Jim Lippard to provide).


Tags for flickr, delicious, ma.gnolia, technorati etc.

Please use the tag (skepticamp-phoenix) for content related to this event


Who's blogging?

Evo Terra - Fun Anymore

Tony Barnhart - Magic Tony's Grand Delusions