SkeptiCamp Monterey 2017
Start your New Year in a skeptical way! SkeptiCamp Monterey 2017 is a day of free presentations on critical thinking, skepticism, science and related topics. Keynote speaker for the event is nationally known author Benjamin Radford, known for his 2016 book Bad Clowns, which investigates the urban myths of evil clowns and the history of clowns, good and bad. Bring a bag lunch, or purchase sandwiches, chips and drinks that will be available during the lunch break. The event is free, but RSVP is requested due to limited space. Donations accepted to defray our costs. Friday night meet-and-greet Jan. 6 from 6:30 p.m. til whenever at Seaside Embassy Suites restaurant — a chance to meet other freethinkers and get acquainted.
Skepticamp 2017 Tentative Schedule (These times and durations are subject to change)
• 10:10 Welcome to SkeptiCamp
• 10:25 Arlen Grossman – Misattributed Quotes I
• 10:45 Gary Griggs –climate change and its effect on the Bay
• 11:20 break (15 minutes)
• 11:40 – Glenn Church – The Political Skeptic
• 11:55 Ben Radford - Intro to Investigative Skepticism
• 12:20 break for lunch
• 1:00 Welcome back
• 1:20 Arlen - Misattributed Quotes II - Quote panel
• 1:40 Jan Wachtel – Recap of a Paranormal tour of a prison.
• 2:00 Kyle Polich - Frontiers in Woo - Exploring "innovations" in woo.
• 2:40 Robin Welch – Review of church & state issues
• 3:00 Break (15 minutes)
• 3:15 Leonard – The need for Skepticism
• 3:30 Ben Radford – Favorite cases
• 4:30 closing remarks