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.
St. Louis Inaugural Freethought convention
31st July to 2nd August 2015
FRAMING: Sanctifying the Bogus and Demonizing the Scientific
6th–9th August 2015
It’s about gaming, film, cosplay, fandom, literature, science, geek culture, meeting people and having a really big party.
7th–9th August 2015
Dude, Where's My Hoverboard?
8th–29th August 2015
Be the candle in the dark...
22nd August 2015
Critical Thought at Dragon*Con
3rd–7th September 2015
a gathering of atheists, agnostics, humanists, freethinkers and skeptics
11th–13th September 2015
25 anni di indagini ai confini della scienza
25th–27th September 2015
The Lorne Trottier 2015 Public Science Symposium
28th–29th September 2015
Exploring the frontiers of Science and Skepticism
16th–18th October 2015
A FREE Skepticamp on the Friday of Australian Skeptics National Convention MMXV
16th October 2015
A FREE conference promoting science and critical thinking
17th October 2015
De betrouwbaarheid van deskundigen
31st October 2015
The largest FREE skeptic conference in the nation, and quite possibly the universe
13th–15th November 2015
30th annual conference for New Zealand's national skeptics organization
20th–22nd November 2015
share the apple of knowledge
5th December 2015
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.
12th December 2015
Start the New Year off right - Be the candle in the dark...
1st–2nd January 2016