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.
Speakers and delegates from all over the world. Rationalists, Freethinkers, Humanists, Skeptics and Secularists join together. A festival of ideas.
12th–14th May 2017
NECSS explores the intersection of science, skepticism, the media, and society for the purpose of promoting a more rational world.
28th June to 2nd July 2017
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
1st–4th September 2017
Skepticamp is a user-driven mini-conference on science, skepticism and critical thinking.
16th September 2017
In 2017, as we acknowledge the 120th anniversary of André-Jacques Garnerin first parachute jump, it is the time for the skeptic community to take a leap of faith out of the comfort of academic discussion into interaction with the public.
21st–24th September 2017
question | explore | discover - For science, reason and critical thinking
13th–15th October 2017
Skepticon is a skeptic/freethinker/educational/awesome conference that is held annually in Springfield, MO.
10th–12th November 2017
the Australian Skeptics 33rd National Convention
17th–19th November 2017
Be the Candle in the Dark
5th–6th January 2018