Skep Tech 2

A conference about science, critical thinking, and innovation

Skeptech is a new annual conference, organized by members & alumni of the Campus Atheists, Skeptics, and Humanists student group at the University of Minnesota (CASH), the Secular Student Alliance at St. Cloud State University (SSA@SCSU), and the Secular Student Alliance at St. Olaf College (SSASTO). It explores the intersections of science, critical thinking, and innovation in addressing some of the most pressing societal and environmental problems humanity faces today. Held at the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities – a hotbed of technological research and innovation in the heart of the Twin Cities Metropolitan area – the three-day conference aims to spark ideas, foster questions, and start conversations on the role of technology in improving, and ensuring there is, tomorrow.

Skeptech 2014 will be held April 4-6th.

25 speakers

  • Tim Farley @krelnik creator of whatstheharm.net, blogs at skeptools.com, contributes to Virtual Skeptics and Skepticality, Past Fellow of JREF
  • Debbie Goddard @DebGod Center for Inquiry; African Americans for Humanism
  • Rebecca Watson @rebeccawatson Skepchick.org; Skeptics' Guide to the Universe podcast
  • Ian Cromwell @Crommunist health economist with a background in health studies, epidemiology, and biostatistics; blogs at crommunist.com
  • Kate Greene @kgreene San Francisco-based author and journalist
  • Hemant Mehta @hemantmehta The Friendly Atheist; author of several books including The Young Atheist's Survival Guide
  • Jesse Galef @JesseGalef National Community Coordinator for the Humanist Community at Harvard
  • Heina Dadabhoy @heinousdealings

27 sessions

Thursday 3rd April 2014

Day 1 from 5pm to 10pm Friday 4th April 2014

Day 2 from 10am to 10pm Saturday 5th April 2014

Day 3 from 10am to 3:30pm Sunday 6th April 2014

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28 known attendees

  • Jessica Weiss
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  • Hendry Sumo Jr.
  • Tim Farley
  • Debbie Goddard
  • Rebecca the Undead
  • Skeptech
  • Crommunist
  • Kate Greene
  • Hemant Mehta
  • Jesse Galef
  • Heina Dadabhoy
  • David Tamayo
  • Jessica Kirsner
  • Stephanie Zvan
  • Sean Wurgler
  • Jason Thibeault
  • Neil Wehneman
  • Arif Hasan
  • Brendan Murphy
  • Chelsea Du Fresne
  • Evan Beck Johnson
  • Olivia James
  • PZ Myers
  • Melanie Mallon
  • Andrew Tripp
  • Niki M

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