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.
our 30th consecutive annual convention, the only skeptical group in the world to achieve this feat
28th–30th November 2014
share the apple of knowledge
6th December 2014
Be the candle in the dark...
3rd January 2015
Atheism with a conscience
23rd–25th January 2015
NECSS explores the intersection of science, skepticism, the media, and society for the purpose of promoting a more rational world.
9th–12th April 2015
INR5 features an international cast of renowned speakers in a relaxed and casual atmosphere.
5th–7th June 2015
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.
11th–15th June 2015
It’s about gaming, film, cosplay, fandom, literature, science, geek culture, meeting people and having a really big party.
7th–9th August 2015
Critical Thought at Dragon*Con
3rd–7th September 2015