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.

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    The second Skepticamp in California, first in 2015.

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    3rd online virtual conference organized by Freethought Blogs

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    4th Skepticamp in Fort Collins, Colorado

  4. Het Denkgelag: A Passion for Science and Reason

    An evening with Richard Dawkins & Lawrence Krauss, moderated by Julia Galef

    Belgium Belgium, Antwerp

    26th January 2015

    added to guide by Leon Korteweg

    Flemish skeptics

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  6. Darwin on the Palouse 2015

    Darwin on the Palouse, a free event to celebrate humanity, science and rational thought, is held annually in Moscow Idaho and Pullman Washington.

    United States United States, Pullman

    7th February 2015

    added to guide by Tim Farley

    Darwin Day event for the Idaho/Washington border area

  7. 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

    9th12th April 2015

    added to guide by Tim Farley

    7th annual NECSS event

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

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    National skeptic conference for Germany.

  11. 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!

  12. 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.

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

  14. 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.

  16. Skeptrack 2015

    Critical Thought at Dragon*Con

    United States United States, Atlanta

    3rd7th September 2015

    added to guide by Tim Farley

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

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  18. 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