Skepticism Conventions Guide

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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. Edinburgh International Science Festival

    Our vibrant 2014 programme explores how science lies at the heart of everything with an entertaining and engaging series of events, exhibitions and happenings.

    Scotland Scotland, Edinburgh

    5th20th April 2014

    added to guide by Tim Farley

    Edinburgh Skeptics provide a track of skeptical programming for a third year running.

  2. added to guide by Tim Farley

    2nd event in Fayetteville (first was in 2012)

  3. RavenCon

    Sci Fi and Fantasy Convention in Richmond Virginia

    United States United States, Richmond

    25th27th April 2014

    added to guide by Nathan Miller

    Featuring skeptical speakers Robert Blaskiewicz and Sharon Hill. We have the beginnings of a skepticism track.

  4. Atlanta SkeptiCamp 2014

    Think for yourself. Share what you know.

    United States United States, Atlanta

    2nd4th May 2014

    added to guide by Tim Farley

    5th free skepticamp event in Atlanta.

  5. added to guide by Tim Farley

    5th annual conference

  6. Skepticamp Ottawa 2014

    The Ottawa Skeptics are pleased to present Skepticamp Ottawa 2014!

    Canada Canada, Ottawa

    4th May 2014

    added to guide by Tim Farley

    4th Skepticamp event for the Ottawa Skeptics

  7. Imagine No Religion 4

    INR4 features an international cast of renowned speakers in a relaxed and casual atmosphere.

    Canada Canada, Kamloops

    16th18th May 2014

    added to guide by Tim Farley

  8. added to guide by Tim Farley

    3rd annual event

  9. 1st Good Thinking Society Hack Day

    a chance for a dozen or so alternative medicine campaigners, bloggers and researchers to use their ideas and expertise to brainstorm and design projects to tackle alternative medicine.

    England England, London

    17th May 2014

    added to guide by Tim Farley

    1st Hack Day sponsored by Good Thinking Society

  10. Skeptical Thinking at Balticon 48

    Skeptic programming at Maryland's regional science fiction convention by the National Capital Area Skeptics.

    United States United States, Baltimore

    23rd26th May 2014

    added to guide by Tim Farley

    4th annual skeptic track of programming at Balticon

  11. SkepKon 2014

    German Skeptics Conference | Skeptiker-Konferenz der GWUP

    Germany Germany, Munich

    28th31st May 2014

    added to guide by Tim Farley

    23rd Annual conference for GWUP, Germany's equivalent to CSICOP.

  12. SkeptiCal '14

    The Northern California science and skepticism conference

    United States United States, Oakland

    31st May 2014

    added to guide by Tim Farley

    The 5th SkeptiCal

  13. God in the Lab: The Science of Religious Belief

    What lies behind exorcism and speaking in tongues? How rational are atheists? Does morality depend on religion? Chris French, Jon Lanman and Glen Carrigan discuss some fascinating recent research and findings re. religious and atheistic belief systems.

    England England, London

    14th June 2014

    added to guide by Tim Farley

    Part of the CFI UK / British Humanists series at Conway Hall

  14. added to guide by Tim Farley

  15. SkepchickCon 2014 at Convergence

    SkepchickCON is the science and skepticism track of CONvergence, a four-day science fiction and fantasy conference held every summer in the beautiful Minneapolis area.

    United States United States, Minneapolis

    3rd6th July 2014

    added to guide by Tim Farley

    Skepticism track at Convergence 2014 put on by Skepchick.org

  16. added to guide by Tim Farley

    The 16th TAM worldwide.

  17. added to guide by Tim Farley

  18. added to guide by Tim Farley

    First Skepticamp event in Brisbane.

  19. Skeptics on the Fringe 2014

    A Slice of Reason with your Cup of Fringe.

    Scotland Scotland, Edinburgh

    2nd23rd August 2014

    added to guide by Tim Farley

    5th annual version of this Ockham Award winning event by the Edinburgh Skeptics

  20. The Skeptic's Toolbox 2014

    Using Model Cases to Deal with Dubious Claims

    United States United States, Eugene

    7th10th August 2014

    added to guide by Tim Farley