SkeptiCamp NYC 2010: Share the apple of knowledge

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The deadline for submitting session proposals, for the 2010 event has passed. Please see the main home page for information about our next event.

So, you want to present at SkeptiCamp NYC 2010?!

This guide will tell you almost everything you need to know that applies to SkeptiCamp NYC. If you have never attended nor presented at a SkeptiCamp before, you should first read up on the more general information found here:, then review our specific instructions and suggestions here.

Some important points to make, up front:
  • We highly recommend that you submit your session idea in advance! This year, we will try to accommodate "last-minute" session proposals, and some "morning of" scheduling commonly found in BarCamps. However, we cannot guarantee such ad hoc spots will be available. By submitting your idea ahead of time, you can be considered for "advanced scheduling".

  • We have a "soft" deadline for submitting session proposals, which is November 19th, 2010. Anything submitted on or before that date will be considered for "advanced scheduling". Only if there are spots left, afterward, would be consider sessions ideas submitted after that date.
  • Session hosts (a.k.a. "presenters") will be required to pay the same registration fee that all of the non-presenters will have to pay, a moderate $15, which is simply used to cover the operating costs of the event.

  • Please read our Questions & Answers section, for more details, when you are ready.

Here are the steps necessary to submit your idea:

  1. Come up with an idea that will appeal to skeptics and/or science enthusiasts. A good source of presentation ideas can be found here: Or, you can mine your own brain for topics you can exude some enthusiasm for!

    Also, check out our Session Template Suggestions, to decide how to use your time.

  2. Don't forget to read the Questions & Answers page!
  3. Inform us of the idea, by filling out our Submission Form.

    Be sure to do so before midnight on November 19th, 2010.

    (Note: This year you do NOT need to register, before filling out the form. But, of course, you will need to register, eventually, if you are going to present or host a session.)

  4. After your submission, you should see your proposal posted on the Submissions Page, along with everyone else's. (If it does not show up, at all, within a few minutes, let us know!)

  5. The final "advanced schedule" will be announced on November 22th, 2010. You will be informed, via e-mail, if you are going to present.

    Some folks may be chosen as alternates. If one of the originally scheduled presenters is absent, or otherwise unable to conduct his or her session-hosting duties, an alternate will be selected to take their place.

    (If you did not make the cut because the schedule filled up, consider making a poster.)

  6. Register to attend the conference! Both presenters and regular attendees must register for the event.

    Even if you were not chosen to present, you should still attend the conference. We will welcome you, with open arms, as someone who is probably either very informed or opinionated or both, on some important matters.
So, what are you waiting for?! Go ahead and submit your proposal!!

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