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 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. SkeptiCal '15

    The Northern California science and skepticism conference

    United States United States, Oakland

    6th June 2015

    added to guide by Tim Farley

    6th annual Northern California skepticism conference

  2. Reason for Change

    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.

    United States United States, Amherst

    11th15th June 2015

    added to guide by Tim Farley

    In July 2014 CFI announced this would be their biggest event of 2015. On October 23, 2014 they announced the name and details.

  3. added to guide by Tim Farley

    2nd annual Skepticamp event for Brisbane Skeptics Society.

  4. added to guide by Skeptic Conventions

    The 13th full TAM (actually the 14th in the US, 17th overall)

  5. The Skeptic's Toolbox 2015

    FRAMING: Sanctifying the Bogus and Demonizing the Scientific

    United States United States, Eugene

    6th9th August 2015

    added to guide by Tim Farley

    Annual workshop sponsored by CFI.

  6. 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

  7. added to guide by Tim Farley

    9th year of skeptical programming at Dragon*Con, a sci-fi/fantasy/comics/etc convention.

  8. added to guide by Tim Farley

  9. XIII Convegno Nazionale del CICAP

    25 anni di indagini ai confini della scienza

    Italy Italy, Cesena

    25th27th September 2015

    added to guide by Tim Farley

    13th National Convention for CICAP, the Italian national skeptics organization. Celebrating 25 years.

  10. AusSkepCon Skepticamp

    A FREE Skepticamp on the Friday of Australian Skeptics National Convention MMXV

    Australia Australia, Brisbane

    16th October 2015

    added to guide by Tim Farley

    Free Skepticamp event on the Friday of the Australian National Skeptics Convention

  11. Australian Skeptics National Convention MMXV

    Exploring the frontiers of Science and Skepticism

    Australia Australia, Brisbane

    16th18th October 2015

    added to guide by Tim Farley

    31st consecutive annual event for the Australian Skeptics

  12. Skepsis Congres 2015

    De betrouwbaarheid van deskundigen

    Netherlands Netherlands, Zwolle

    31st October 2015

    added to guide by Leon Korteweg

    Dutch skeptics

  13. added to guide by Tim Farley

    21st annual national skeptics conference in Hungary

  14. NZ Skeptics Conference

    30th annual conference for New Zealand's national skeptics organization

    New Zealand New Zealand, Christchurch

    20th22nd November 2015

    added to guide by Tim Farley

    30th annual conference for the national skeptics group of New Zealand

  15. added to guide by Tim Farley

    7th annual Skepticamp in New York City

  16. SkeptiCamp Monterey 2016

    Start the New Year off right - Be the candle in the dark...

    United States United States, Monterey

    1st2nd January 2016

    added to guide by Tim Farley

    2nd annual Monterey (California) skepticamp