Conventions: An Open Thread

So we’re like a million bajillionty years into this blog takeover thing and I’m starting to feel the heat. I know that we’ve been pretty much discussing Skepticon non-stop, but what can I say? It’s on our minds. So I wanted to turn the conversation over to you, lovely readers–what kinds of things do you look forward to at conventions OR think conventions should have?

For example, just last week I was at Reason in the Rock in Little Rock, AK and Camp Quest Oklahoma (who will be at Skepticon, btdubs) totally blew my MIND when they were talking about how conventions such as ours aren’t accessible to the hearing impaired. I am hoping that SK6 can have ASL interpreters present and we’re going to start close captioning our youtube videos to help close the gap.

So how about you, internet–what kinds of things do you see as missing in the skeptic convention world?

This is a guest post by Lauren Lane. She is part of the team putting together the Skepticon convention next week. If you’d like to make a donation to support the largest free skeptic conference in the nation located Springfield, Missouri, you can do so here. We appreciate your support!

About Lauren Lane

Lauren Lane is the co-founder of Skepticon, the Midwest's largest skeptic student-run conference and remains a lead organizer today. She has not one, but TWO fancy art degrees and is not afraid to use them.