Skepticism Conventions Guide

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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. added to guide by Tim Farley

    Annual symposium held by the Dutch Association against Quackery - one of the oldest skeptic organizations.

  2. added to guide by Tim Farley

    The 10th symposium by McGill University's Office of Science and Society

  3. Free Flo 2014

    Reason. Compassion. Diversity. Freethought Florida is the biggest conference in Florida geared toward Humanists, Skeptics, Atheists, and other freethinkers.

    United States United States, Orlando

    10th12th October 2014

    added to guide by Tim Farley

    Second annual statewide conference for Florida, renamed for 2014.

  4. The Skeptics of Oz

    A FREE conference promoting science and critical thinking

    United States United States, Wichita

    18th October 2014

    added to guide by Tim Farley

    3rd annual event in Wichita, Kansas

  5. Vampires, Werewolves, and Witches

    Deborah Hyde, Jessica Monteith, and Owen Davies introduce us to the myth and the reality regarding some of the most horrific creatures imaginable. Come and be terrified and informed.

    England England, London

    18th October 2014

    added to guide by Tim Farley

    Part of the CFI-UK series at Conway Hall

  6. Skepticamp Los Angeles

    Join the IIG and CFI in southern California!

    United States United States, Los Angeles

    25th October 2014

    added to guide by Tim Farley

    First Skepticamp in California.

  7. added to guide by Nathan Miller

  8. added to guide by Tim Farley

    27th annual event for Stiching Skepsis, the national skeptics group in The Netherlands.

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    20th annual national skeptics conference in Hungary.

  10. Skepticon 7

    The largest FREE skeptic conference in the nation, and quite possibly the universe

    United States United States, Springfield

    21st23rd November 2014

    added to guide by Tim Farley

    7th annual free event in Springfield, Missouri.

  11. added to guide by Tim Farley

    30th annual national convention for Australian Skeptics.

  12. added to guide by Tim Farley

    29th annual national conference for New Zealand's skeptics

  13. added to guide by Tim Farley

    6th annual unconference put on by the New York City Skeptics

  14. added to guide by Tim Farley

    The second Skepticamp in California, first in 2015.

  15. added to guide by Tim Farley

    3rd online virtual conference organized by Freethought Blogs

  16. Northeast Conference on Science and Skepticism (NECSS)

    NECSS explores the intersection of science, skepticism, the media, and society for the purpose of promoting a more rational world.

    United States United States, New York

    17th19th April 2015

    added to guide by Tim Farley

    7th annual NECSS event

  17. 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.

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    National skeptic conference for Germany.

  19. 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!

  20. CFI Summit 2

    A reunion of skeptics, seculars, humanists, and atheists, all coming together where it all began—at the headquarters of the CFI family of organizations, where Free Inquiry and Skeptical Inquirer were launched 35 and (almost) 40 years ago

    United States United States, Amherst

    11th14th June 2015

    added to guide by Tim Farley

    In July 2014 CFI announced this would be their biggest event of 2015