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 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. 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

    28th June to 2nd July 2017

    added to guide by Tim Farley

    9th annual NECSS put on by NYC Skeptics & The Skeptics Guide

  2. Skepticamp Brisbane 2017

    Be the candle in the dark...

    Australia Australia, Brisbane

    8th July 2017

    added to guide by Tim Farley

    5th Skepticamp in Brisbane, Australia!

  3. Skeptrack 2017

    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

    United States United States, Atlanta

    1st4th September 2017

    added to guide by Tim Farley

    11th year of skeptical programming at DragonCon

  4. Skepticamp Ottawa 2017

    Skepticamp is a user-driven mini-conference on science, skepticism and critical thinking.

    Canada Canada, Ottawa

    16th September 2017

    added to guide by Tim Farley

    6th Skepticamp in Ottawa, sponsored by CFI Ottawa

  5. 17th European Skeptics Congress

    In 2017, as we acknowledge the 120th anniversary of André-Jacques Garnerin first parachute jump, it is the time for the skeptic community to take a leap of faith out of the comfort of academic discussion into interaction with the public.

    Poland Poland, Wroclaw

    21st24th September 2017

    added to guide by Tim Farley

    17th biannual Europeans Skeptics event rotates to Poland in 2017.

  6. QED 2017

    question | explore | discover - For science, reason and critical thinking

    England England, Manchester

    13th15th October 2017

    added to guide by Tim Farley

    7th annual event for UK skeptics, put on by Merseyside Skeptics & Greater Manchester Skeptics

  7. FreeFlo 2017

    FREEFLO (short for Freethought Florida) is the only conference in Florida geared toward Humanists, Skeptics, Atheists, and other freethinkers.

    United States United States, Orlando

    20th22nd October 2017

    added to guide by Tim Farley

    Mixing humanist, freethought, skeptic and atheist programming.

  8. CSICON Las Vegas 2017


    United States United States, Las Vegas

    26th29th October 2017

    added to guide by Tim Farley

    CSIcon returns to Las Vegas in 2017!

  9. denkfest 2017

    Reformations of Thinking

    Switzerland Switzerland, Zurich

    2nd5th November 2017

    added to guide by Tim Farley

    Zurich science/critical thinking event

  10. Skepticon 10

    Skepticon is a skeptic/freethinker/educational/awesome conference that is held annually in Springfield, MO.

    United States United States, Springfield

    10th12th November 2017

    added to guide by Tim Farley

    10th annual FREE skeptic/freethought conference in Springfield, Missouri.

  11. Skepticon Australia 2017

    the Australian Skeptics 33rd National Convention

    Australia Australia, Sydney

    17th19th November 2017

    added to guide by Tim Farley

    33rd annual national convention for Australian Skeptics

  12. added to guide by Tim Farley

    4th Skepticamp event for Monterey, California