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.
Everyone is invited to attend our 16th annual Celebration of Darwin Week! Admission to all events is free. But arrive early – seats fill-up fast!.
4th–14th February 2016
For the fifth year in a row, Australia's favourite low-key, grassroots skeptical event will run at the Aireys Inlet Community Hall on Saturday 27 February 2016.
27th February 2016
An afternoon of talks from some of the best science speakers across the UK to get you thinking.
19th March 2016
One of the largest free, student-run atheist conferences in the country
8th–9th April 2016
An unparalleled opportunity to listen some of the most brilliant minds of our times. Rationalists, Freethinkers, Skeptics, Humanists, Atheists and Secularists come together.
23rd–24th April 2016
30th April 2016
Spring into Spring Skeptically
7th May 2016
NECSS explores the intersection of science, skepticism, the media, and society for the purpose of promoting a more rational world.
12th–15th May 2016
INR6 features an international cast of renowned speakers in a relaxed and casual atmosphere.
20th–22nd May 2016
St. Louis' annual skeptic/freethought/science convention.
12th–14th August 2016
Live entertainment and topical discussion panels for the throngs of science lovers, free thinkers, and skeptics who come each year to keep the flame of critical thought alive in the midst of Dragon Con
2nd–5th September 2016
question | explore | discover - For science, reason and critical thinking
14th–16th October 2016
The Conference Dedicated To Scientific Inquiry And Critical Thinking.
27th–30th October 2016
Be the Candle in the Dark
6th–7th January 2017