The Chicago Skeptics will be hosting its third Skepticamp on March 2, 2013. Chicago Skepticamp 2013 will be at the Irish American Heritage Center, located at 4626 N. Knox Ave., Chicago, IL 60630. Doors will open at 10:30 am. The event will run from 11 am to 6 pm.
Skepticamps are informal, lively gatherings promoting science and critical thinking. Participants are encouraged to discuss and question both traditional skeptical topics and new subjects. Attendance is free, though all attendees are encouraged to help by either speaking, helping set up/clean up, or making a donation. No one, however, will be turned away because they don’t have a specific task.
Last year’s event attracted skeptics from around the Midwest. A range of topics were presented from psychology to conspiracy theories to youth outreach.
Over 100 people are expected to attend Chicago Skepticamp 2013. Everyone who will be attending Chicago Skepticamp 2013 should register at http://chicagoskepticamp2013.
Founded in 2006, Chicago Skeptics seeks to promote science and critical-thinking skills. Chicago Skeptics sponsors speakers and organizes discussion groups. They also organize social events and concerts. Past events include speeches by Hemant Mehta, Brian Dunning, and Rebecca Watson. George Hrab has performed three concerts for Chicago Skeptics.
Additional information about Skepticamps around the world can be found at http://skepticamp.org.