So, you want to present at SkeptiCamp NYC 2014?!
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: www.SkeptiCamp.org/wiki/Main_Page
, then review our specific instructions and suggestions
on this page.
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 stand a much better chance of getting to do your thing.
- We have a "soft" deadline for submitting session proposals, which is
November 21st, 2014. Anything submitted on or before that date will be
considered for "advance scheduling". Only if there are spots left,
afterward, would be consider sessions ideas submitted after that date.
- Please read our Questions & Answers section, for
more details, when you are ready.
Here are the steps necessary to submit your idea:
- Come up with an idea that will
appeal to skeptics and/or science enthusiasts. A good source of
presentation ideas can be found here: www.SkeptiCamp.org/wiki/Session_Ideas.
Or, you can mine your own brain for topics you can exude some
Also, check out our Session Template
Suggestions, to decide how to use your time.
- Don't forget to read the Questions & Answers page!
- Register to attend the event, with our Registration Form.
sure to do so before midnight on November 21st, 2014. (There is no
charge to join SkeptiCamp NYC for this year.)
- After initial registration, you can enter your session proposal
on the "Edit Your Profile" page that comes up.
- 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!)
- The final "advanced schedule" will be announced on
November 23rd, 2014. 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.)
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 join us with your proposal!
Contact us with questions or comments: firstname.lastname@example.org