Skepticism Conventions Guide

@Tim Farley @Skeptic Conventions @Leon Korteweg @Nathan Miller @Lei Pinter and 2 others

Skeptics gather to discuss critical thinking, irrationality, science, pseudo-science and the paranormal and their effect on society. This guide lists conferences, unconferences, symposia, workshops and other multiple speaker events that cover skeptical topics in whole or in part.

In the US many of these events are sponsored or co-sponsored by the James Randi Educational Foundation (JREF), the Center for Inquiry / Committee for Skeptical Inquiry (CFI/CSI), Secular Student Alliance (SSA) or Skeptics Society / Skeptic Magazine. In Europe many are sponsored or co-sponsored by ECSO, the European Council of Skeptic Organizations or one of its member organizations.

  1. Edinburgh International Science Festival

    In 2015, we're celebrating the role of the Science Festival as a hub for information, ideas and innovation. Production runs from 4-19 April when we will transform the halls, galleries, theatres and gardens of Edinburgh into The Ideas Factory.

    Scotland Scotland, Edinburgh

    4th19th April 2015

    added to guide by Tim Farley

    Edinburgh Skeptics again sponsoring "At The Fringe of Reason" at Banshee Labyrinth on 4 nights.

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    For the second year this Science Fiction/Fantasy/Horror convention has several skeptic & science guests.

  3. QED 2015

    For science, reason and critical thinking

    England England, Manchester

    24th26th April 2015

    added to guide by Tim Farley

    5th annual event by the Greater Manchester Skeptics and Merseyside Skeptics.

  4. SkeptiCamp Manchester

    SkeptiCamp will be returning to Manchester in 2015. Last year’s pre-QED SkeptiCamp was a huge success, and this year we want to make the event even bigger and better!

    England England, Manchester

    24th April 2015

    added to guide by Tim Farley

    2nd year for this free Skepticamp on the Friday of QED in the same hotel.

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    6th annual event

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    24th skeptic conference for GWUP, the skeptics organization for Germany, Austria and Switzerland.

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    First Skeptics Society event in several years.

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    4th Chicago Skeptics SkeptiCamp

  9. Imagine No Religion 5

    INR5 features an international cast of renowned speakers in a relaxed and casual atmosphere.

    Canada Canada, Vancouver

    5th7th June 2015

    added to guide by Tim Farley

    5th annual event has been moved from Kamloops to Vancouver!

  10. CFI UK – Searching for Satan: Miscarriages of memory, fractured families and Satanic panics

    Discover how the unreliability of memory has led to grave miscarriages of justice, including panics about Satanic abuse. Can memories really be ‘recovered’ by therapists? To what extent can we rely on the memories of witnesses in historic abuse cases?

    England England, London

    6th June 2015

    added to guide by Tim Farley

    First 2015 event in CFI UK's Conway Hall series

  11. SkeptiCal '15

    The Northern California science and skepticism conference

    United States United States, Oakland

    6th June 2015

    added to guide by Tim Farley

    6th annual Northern California skepticism conference

  12. Reason for Change

    Join us at the Center for Inquiry for “Reason for Change,” an international conference where humanists, skeptics, and all those who value science and reason will meet to inform and inspire one another to be a positive force for change.

    United States United States, Amherst

    11th15th June 2015

    added to guide by Tim Farley

    In July 2014 CFI announced this would be their biggest event of 2015. On October 23, 2014 they announced the name and details.

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    2nd annual Skepticamp event for Brisbane Skeptics Society.

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    The 13th full TAM (actually the 14th in the US, 17th overall)

  15. 2015 CFI Leadership Conference

    Moving Freethought Forward

    United States United States, Amherst

    30th July to 2nd August 2015

    added to guide by Tim Farley

    Annual student training conference for CFI on Campus, held since 1996.

  16. Gateway to Reason

    St. Louis Inaugural Freethought convention

    United States United States, St. Louis

    31st July to 2nd August 2015

    added to guide by Tim Farley

    1st annual event in St. Louis area.

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    Annual workshop sponsored by CFI.

  18. Nine Worlds 2015

    It’s about gaming, film, cosplay, fandom, literature, science, geek culture, meeting people and having a really big party.

    England England, London

    7th9th August 2015

    added to guide by Tim Farley

    3rd annual event, which has a skeptic track of programming

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    First year event.

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    3rd Skepticamp for St. Louis