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.
30th April 2016
Spring into Spring Skeptically
7th May 2016
NECSS explores the intersection of science, skepticism, the media, and society for the purpose of promoting a more rational world.
12th–15th May 2016
SkeptiCal is the Northern California conference of science and skepticism, a day-long event with speakers, panels, and discussions on a wide array of subjects.
15th May 2016
INR6 features an international cast of renowned speakers in a relaxed and casual atmosphere.
20th–22nd May 2016
Skeptic programming at Maryland's regional science fiction convention by the National Capital Area Skeptics (NCAS)
27th–30th May 2016
Skepticamp usually takes place in a bar on an afternoon. This will take place in a lovely house in the wooded mountains of Berkeley Springs, WV.
26th–30th June 2016
SkepchickCon is the collection of science and critical thinking panels and activities that Skepchick hosts at CONvergence, a four-day science fiction and fantasy conference held every summer in the beautiful Minneapolis area.
30th June to 3rd July 2016
St. Louis' annual skeptic/freethought/science convention.
12th–14th August 2016
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
2nd–5th September 2016
question | explore | discover - For science, reason and critical thinking
14th–16th October 2016
The Conference Dedicated To Scientific Inquiry And Critical Thinking.
27th–30th October 2016
Be the Candle in the Dark
6th–7th January 2017