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. 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.

  2. SkeptOKon

    first ever student-hosted skepticism and critical-thinking focused conference in Oklahoma! There will be multiple well-known speakers, a panel discussion, an interfaith panel, live entertainment, and enormous amounts of fun!

    United States United States, Edmond

    25th October 2014

    added to guide by Tim Farley

    First time student-run event.

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

  5. Carl Sagan Day (Tampa)

    Join Center for Inquiry–Tampa Bay and affiliate Tampa Bay Skeptics for Carl Sagan Day. This is a special occasion at the Tampa Bay Computer Society. It combines Carl Sagan Day with Skepticamp II.

    United States United States, Clearwater

    15th November 2014

    added to guide by Tim Farley

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    20th annual national skeptics conference in Hungary.

  7. 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.

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    30th annual national convention for Australian Skeptics.

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    29th annual national conference for New Zealand's skeptics

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

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    The second Skepticamp in California, first in 2015.

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    3rd online virtual conference organized by Freethought Blogs

  13. 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

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    For the second year this Science Fiction/Fantasy/Horror convention has several skeptic & science guests.

  15. 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.

  17. 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!

  18. 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

  19. Nine Worlds 2015

    It’s about gaming, film, cosplay, fandom, literature, science, geek culture, meeting people and having a really big party.

    England England, London

    7th9th August 2015

    added to guide by Tim Farley

    3rd annual event, which has a skeptic track of programming

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    First year event.