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.
Critical Thought at Dragon*Con
29th August to 1st September 2014
Here's your soapbox, bring your citations.
6th September 2014
Science, critical thinking & intelligent entertainment | Wissenschaft, kritisches Denken & intelligente Unterhaltung
11th–14th September 2014
Be the candle in the Dark
14th September 2014
Exercise Your Noodle and "Meat" New Friends!
19th–21st September 2014
Skepsiskonferansen I Oslo (Skepticism Conference in Oslo)
26th–28th September 2014
A conference for the sharing of ideas. It is free and open to the public: anyone can attend and participate! Presentations and discussions focus on science and free inquiry, and the audience is encouraged to challenge presenters to defend their ideas.
27th September 2014
Vereniging tegen de Kwakzalverij Symposium 2014
4th October 2014
The Lorne Trottier 2014 Public Science Symposium
6th–7th October 2014
Reason. Compassion. Diversity. Freethought Florida is the biggest conference in Florida geared toward Humanists, Skeptics, Atheists, and other freethinkers.
10th–12th October 2014
More speakers to be announced soon!
18th October 2014
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.
18th October 2014
The largest FREE skeptic conference in the nation, and quite possibly the universe
21st–23rd November 2014
Be the candle in the dark...
1st January 2015
INR5 features an international cast of renowned speakers in a relaxed and casual atmosphere.
15th–17th May 2015