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.
A celebration of critical thought.
6th–7th March 2015
Michael Shermer, Hugo Mercier and others
12th March 2015
Science and Secularism in the South
14th March 2015
A geek convention in downtown Chicago
19th–22nd March 2015
In 2015, we're celebrating the role of the Science Festival as a hub for information, ideas and innovation. Production runs from 4-19 April when we will transform the halls, galleries, theatres and gardens of Edinburgh into The Ideas Factory.
4th–19th April 2015
NECSS explores the intersection of science, skepticism, the media, and society for the purpose of promoting a more rational world.
9th–12th April 2015
3rd May 2015
2015 Skeptics Society Conference
29th–31st May 2015
INR5 features an international cast of renowned speakers in a relaxed and casual atmosphere.
5th–7th June 2015
The Northern California science and skepticism conference
6th June 2015
Join us at the Center for Inquiry for “Reason for Change,” an international conference where humanists, skeptics, and all those who value science and reason will meet to inform and inspire one another to be a positive force for change.
11th–15th June 2015
A Celebration of a Reasoned Life
16th–19th July 2015
St. Louis Inaugural Freethought convention
31st July to 2nd 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
Critical Thought at Dragon*Con
3rd–7th September 2015