A Blogpost by Chris Richardson
I attended QEDcon on the weekend of 5th/6th February 2011 and amongst the great and the good I was most impressed with the coming together of grass roots skeptics in particular the presentation of the Nightingale Collaboration by Alan Henness and a workshop hosted by Simon Perry (Leicester SitP) and Michael Marshall (Merseyside SitP) on how to set up a Skeptics in the Pub group.
The latter was a heartening affair for two reasons. Firstly the room was packed, and secondly when the question was asked “Who's thinking of setting up a SitP?” about a dozen hands went up. There was no formal presentation per se, just an hour long discussion of various ways and means to decide on venues, promote SitPs, where to get speakers etc. It seemed to go by so quickly but many valuable ideas were shared. There are noises on twitter as I write regarding