SkeptiCamp 2022, with Skeptics in the Pub Online

Published 15 July 2022 at 12:00
Montage of images illustrating previous SkeptiCamp events. All pictures by Rob McDermott

Each year, as part of the free QED fringe, we are delighted to be the host of Skepticamp – a one-day event where members of the skeptical audience can give short lightning talks about their subject of choice.

This year, Skepticamp will take place on Friday, October 28th at the Mercure Piccadilly Hotel in Manchester, and will be organised and run by our good friends at Skeptics in the Pub Online.

Anyone is welcome to present a talk, with no requirement to be a published author, famous podcaster or professional communicator to get involved. SkeptiCamp is about providing an open and accessible platform for as many members of the Skeptic community as possible to share their ideas, collaborate, and discuss the topics they’re passionate about. For those not speaking at the event, you still get to have your say with time set aside for audience questions after each presentation.

If you’d like to present a talk, you’ll need to register ahead of time by filling in this form on the Skeptics in the Pub Online website. As submissions come in, their team will liaise with potential speakers, and put together a schedule. Each speaker will be allocated a fifteen-minute time slot, with ten minutes to present and five minutes for audience questions.

Ideally, your talk should focus on subjects related to; scientific skepticism, critical thinking, science, skeptical activism, an issue that’s relevant to the community, or a relevant project that you’d like to raise awareness about.

SkeptiCamp is free for anyone to attend, regardless of whether you’re also planning to attend QED. There’s no need to book a ticket – you’re free to wander in and out of the event throughout the day.

SkeptiCamp is an excellent way to warm up for your full weekend of science, reason and critical thinking, so be sure to join us there for free, and you can also pick up your QED ticket for access to the full Saturday and Sunday schedules.