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 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. Skepticamp(ing)

    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.

    United States United States, Berkeley Springs

    26th30th June 2016

    added to guide by Tim Farley

    Multi-day Skepticamp / retreat organized on the SGU Forum.

  2. SkepchickCon 2016 at Convergence

    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.

    United States United States, Minneapolis

    30th June to 3rd July 2016

    added to guide by Tim Farley

    Science/skeptic track at Convergence sci-fi con in Minneapolis, sponsored by

  3. Gateway to Reason II

    St. Louis' annual skeptic/freethought/science convention.

    United States United States, St. Louis

    12th14th August 2016

    added to guide by Tim Farley

    2nd annual event in St. Louis with skeptic as well as freethought, science, atheism speakers.

  4. Skeptrack 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

    United States United States, Atlanta

    2nd5th September 2016

    added to guide by Tim Farley

    10th year of skeptical programming at Dragon Con, a huge science fiction/fantasy/comic book/pop culture convention on Labor Day weekend in the US.

  5. QED 2016

    question | explore | discover - For science, reason and critical thinking

    England England, Manchester

    14th16th October 2016

    added to guide by Tim Farley

    6th annual QED co-sponsored by Greater Manchester Skeptics and Merseyside Skeptics

  6. Vancouver SkeptiCamp 2016

    Be the candle in the dark...

    Canada Canada, Vancouver

    15th October 2016

    added to guide by Tim Farley

    The 9th Skepticamp in Vancouver!

  7. CSICON 4

    The Conference Dedicated To Scientific Inquiry And Critical Thinking.

    United States United States, Las Vegas

    27th30th October 2016

    added to guide by Tim Farley

    CSICON returns in 2016, this year in Las Vegas, sponsored by Center for Inquiry and Skeptical Inquirer magazine.

  8. added to guide by Tim Farley

    9th annual free event

  9. added to guide by Tim Farley

    22nd annual conference for Hungarian skeptics.

  10. added to guide by Tim Farley

    4th annual event in Portugal

  11. added to guide by Tim Farley

    32nd consecutive annual national conference for Australian Skeptics

  12. added to guide by Tim Farley

    3rd annual Skepticamp in Monterey, California.