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. 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

  2. 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

  3. added to guide by Tim Farley

    Second annual skeptic track sponsored by The Skeptic magazine (UK).

  4. FreeOK 2014

    Oklahoma Freethought Convention

    United States United States, Tulsa

    9th10th August 2014

    added to guide by Tim Farley

    4th annual Oklahoma Freethought Convention

  5. added to guide by Tim Farley

    3rd online virtual conference organized by Freethought Blogs

  6. Skeptrack 2014

    Critical Thought at Dragon*Con

    United States United States, Atlanta

    29th August to 1st September 2014

    added to guide by Tim Farley

    7th annual Skeptrack held as part of Dragon*Con, a massive multi-media popular culture convention focusing on science fiction and fantasy, gaming, comics and more on the US Labor Day weekend.

  7. 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

  8. 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

  9. added to guide by Tim Farley

    Second Skepticamp in Florida!

  10. Apostacon 2014

    Exercise Your Noodle and "Meat" New Friends!

    United States United States, Omaha

    19th21st September 2014

    added to guide by Tim Farley

  11. 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.

  12. 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!

  13. 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.

  14. 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

  15. added to guide by Tim Farley

    3rd annual event in Wichita, Kansas

  16. added to guide by Tim Farley

    20th annual national skeptics conference in Hungary.

  17. 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.

  18. added to guide by Tim Farley

    30th annual national convention for Australian Skeptics.

  19. added to guide by Tim Farley

    29th annual national conference for New Zealand's skeptics

  20. added to guide by Tim Farley

    The first California Skepticamp!