SkepTech 2.0 was the second installment of an annual skepticism conference based out of Minneapolis, US. Skeptech is organized by members & alumni of the Campus Atheists, Skeptics, and Humanists student group at the University of Minnesota.
The aim of SkepTech is to explore the intersections of science, critical thinking, and innovation in addressing some of the most pressing societal and environmental problems humanity faces today. It does this by bringing guest speakers involved in technology and skepticism to give 50 minute presentations on their respective subject matter. There is an opportunity for the floor to submit questions during panel discussion segments of the conference.
SkepTech is usually held on the first weekend of April over Easter Holiday. Beginning around 5pm on Friday and ending at 2pm on Sunday. It is funded entirely by donations from the skeptic community. It does not have any corporate sponsors, although it does have access to the facilities of University of Minnesota which is provided at little to no cost. Speakers, stewards and organizers are not paid for their contributions and the conference is free for all attendees.