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.
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
A FREE conference promoting science and critical thinking
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
Join the IIG and CFI in southern California!
25th October 2014
The Sixth Annual Carl Sagan Day
8th November 2014
The largest FREE skeptic conference in the nation, and quite possibly the universe
21st–23rd November 2014
share the apple of knowledge
6th December 2014
Be the candle in the dark...
1st January 2015
Atheism with a conscience
23rd–25th January 2015
NECSS explores the intersection of science, skepticism, the media, and society for the purpose of promoting a more rational world.
17th–19th April 2015
INR5 features an international cast of renowned speakers in a relaxed and casual atmosphere.
5th–7th June 2015
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
11th–14th June 2015