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. Gateway to Reason

    St. Louis Inaugural Freethought convention

    United States United States, St. Louis

    31st July to 2nd August 2015

    added to guide by Tim Farley

    1st annual event in St. Louis area.

  2. 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.

  3. 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

  4. Skeptics on the Fringe 2015

    Dude, Where's My Hoverboard?

    Scotland Scotland, Edinburgh

    8th29th August 2015

    added to guide by Tim Farley

    6th annual edition of this Ockham Award winning event

  5. added to guide by Tim Farley

    3rd Skepticamp for St. Louis

  6. added to guide by Tim Farley

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

  7. added to guide by Tim Farley

  8. 2015 Pennsylvania State Atheist/Humanist Conference (PAStAHcon)

    a gathering of atheists, agnostics, humanists, freethinkers and skeptics

    United States United States, Harrisburg

    11th13th September 2015

    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. Trusting Science: Do You?

    The Lorne Trottier 2015 Public Science Symposium

    Canada Canada, Montreal

    28th29th September 2015

    added to guide by Tim Farley

    Part of the Lorne Trottier Public Science Symposia series

  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. 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

  13. Skeptics of Oz 2015

    A FREE conference promoting science and critical thinking

    United States United States, Wichita

    17th October 2015

    added to guide by Tim Farley

    4th annual Skeptics of Oz event in Wichita

  14. Skepsis Congres 2015

    De betrouwbaarheid van deskundigen

    Netherlands Netherlands, Zwolle

    31st October 2015

    added to guide by Leon Korteweg

    Dutch skeptics

  15. Skepticon 8

    The largest FREE skeptic conference in the nation, and quite possibly the universe

    United States United States, Springfield

    13th15th November 2015

    added to guide by Tim Farley

    8th annual event in Springfield, Missouri

  16. added to guide by Tim Farley

    21st annual national skeptics conference in Hungary

  17. 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

  18. added to guide by Tim Farley

    7th annual Skepticamp in New York City

  19. CFI UK: Science in the Media: Dodgy Science Reporting, Ghostbusting, and Doctor Who

    Hear about the science of Doctor Who, find out about the credibility (scientifically and otherwise) of ghosthunting TV programme from a former ghosthunter, and discover just how much bullshit science reporting there really is in our national press.

    England England, London

    12th December 2015

    added to guide by Tim Farley

    One-day event in the CFI UK Conway Hall series.

  20. 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