SkeptiCamps are collaborative, community-organized conferences that are open to everyone. Participants are encouraged to give talks, participate in discussions, and get to know each other.
SkeptiCamp is an event model adapted from the wildly-successful Barcamp conference that debuted in the tech community in 2005. It’s a new approach to conferencing with practices and goals that diverge from the traditional lecture events which have dominated organized skepticism for decades:
- These are open events, where anyone with a desire to learn and share is welcome to participate.
- Organizers can compensate for their lack of experience through collaboration.
- Participants are encouraged (but not required) to offer an interactive talk on a scientific or skeptical theme.
The central goal of SkeptiCamp is to tear down the barriers to organizing substantive events that focus on sharing knowledge within communities of skeptics.