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. NZ SkeptiCamp 2014

    Here's your soapbox, bring your citations.

    New Zealand New Zealand, Wellington

    6th September 2014

    added to guide by Tim Farley

    Second annual NZ Skepticamp

  2. Denkfest

    Science, critical thinking & intelligent entertainment | Wissenschaft, kritisches Denken & intelligente Unterhaltung

    Switzerland Switzerland, Zurich

    11th14th September 2014

    added to guide by Tim Farley

    3rd "Think hard" event in Zurich

  3. added to guide by Tim Farley

    Second Skepticamp in Florida!

  4. Apostacon 2014

    Exercise Your Noodle and "Meat" New Friends!

    United States United States, Omaha

    19th21st September 2014

    added to guide by Tim Farley

  5. Kritisk Masse (Critical Mass)

    Skepsiskonferansen I Oslo (Skepticism Conference in Oslo)

    Norway Norway, Oslo

    26th28th September 2014

    added to guide by Tim Farley

    3rd biennial event in Oslo.

  6. SkeptiCamp Winnipeg 2014

    A conference for the sharing of ideas. It is free and open to the public: anyone can attend and participate! Presentations and discussions focus on science and free inquiry, and the audience is encouraged to challenge presenters to defend their ideas.

    Canada Canada, Winnipeg

    27th September 2014

    added to guide by Tim Farley

    5th annual SkeptiCamp in Winnipeg!

  7. added to guide by Tim Farley

    Annual symposium held by the Dutch Association against Quackery - one of the oldest skeptic organizations.

  8. added to guide by Tim Farley

    The 10th symposium by McGill University's Office of Science and Society

  9. Free Flo 2014

    Reason. Compassion. Diversity. Freethought Florida is the biggest conference in Florida geared toward Humanists, Skeptics, Atheists, and other freethinkers.

    United States United States, Orlando

    10th12th October 2014

    added to guide by Tim Farley

    Second annual statewide conference for Florida, renamed for 2014.

  10. added to guide by Tim Farley

    3rd annual event in Wichita, Kansas

  11. Vampires, Werewolves, and Witches

    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.

    England England, London

    18th October 2014

    added to guide by Tim Farley

    Part of the CFI-UK series at Conway Hall

  12. added to guide by Tim Farley

    20th annual national skeptics conference in Hungary.

  13. Skepticon 7

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

    United States United States, Springfield

    21st23rd November 2014

    added to guide by Tim Farley

    7th annual free event in Springfield, Missouri.

  14. added to guide by Tim Farley

    30th annual national convention for Australian Skeptics.

  15. added to guide by Tim Farley

    29th annual national conference for New Zealand's skeptics

  16. added to guide by Tim Farley

    The first California Skepticamp!

  17. QED 2015

    For science, reason and critical thinking

    England England, Manchester

    24th26th April 2015

    added to guide by Tim Farley

    5th annual event by the Greater Manchester Skeptics and Merseyside Skeptics.

  18. added to guide by Tim Farley

    National skeptic conference for Germany.

  19. Imagine No Religion 5

    INR5 features an international cast of renowned speakers in a relaxed and casual atmosphere.

    Canada Canada, Kamloops

    15th17th May 2015

    added to guide by Tim Farley

  20. CFI Summit 2

    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

    United States United States, Amherst

    11th14th June 2015

    added to guide by Tim Farley

    In July 2014 CFI announced this would be their biggest event of 2015