Surfcoast Summer Skepticamp

31 October, 2018

Saturday February 23rd 2019 at Aireys Inlet

The Surf Coast Summer Skepticamp (SCSSC) is Australia’s longest running Skepticamp. This year we are celebrating our 7th year.

Skepticamps are designed to give many members the opportunity to briefly (10 – 15 minutes) present on a topic of their choice. Skepticamps have been run in hundreds of locations and many countires since the first one was held in 2017 in Denver. Such is the status of the SCSSC it is even mentioned on the international skepticamp wikipedia site: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/SkeptiCamp.

So, if you want to share something on a skeptically-related topic in which you are interested, highlight some practices that you see as dubious that need to be bought to the attention of the skeptics community, just something that we might find interesting please offer to share your thoughts. This is a sharing event, where many contributors combine to a great day. Read the rest of this entry »


Review – Surfcoast Skepticamp 2018

3 April, 2018

It was a glorious, sunny day in Airey’s Inlet for the annual Skepticamp where we were privy to a range of fascinating talks to hone our critical thinking skills. For a $5 donation we were treated to a delicious, healthy lunch and many of us also took the opportunity to socialise over dinner at the nearby pub afterwards.

First up was Geelong Skeptics Society Co-founder and Speech Pathologist Zola Lawry who spoke about the importance of being skeptical about “Facilitated Communication”. Questions have been raised over who is actually communicating. Could it be the well-meaning facilitator rather than the severely disabled client? Zola presented the claims and the evidence for such cases as Anne McDonald of “Annie’s Coming Out” fame and her facilitator Rosemary Crossley. Read the rest of this entry »


SURFCOAST SUMMER SKEPTICAMP V

13 February, 2016

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For the fifth year in a row, Australia’s favourite low-key, grassroots skeptical event will run at the Aireys Inlet Community Hall on Saturday 27 February 2016. Read the rest of this entry »