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. Apostacon 2014

    Exercise Your Noodle and "Meat" New Friends!

    United States United States, Omaha

    19th21st September 2014

    added to guide by Tim Farley

  2. Szegedi Szkeptikus Konferencia

    The first of a highly anticipated series of skeptical events in major cities of Hungary

    Hungary Hungary, Szeged

    20th September 2014

    added to guide by Tim Farley

    New event series launched by the Hungarian skeptics.

  3. [POSTPONED to 2015] 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 - has been postponed to Spring 2015, new dates still to be determined.

  4. 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!

  5. added to guide by Tim Farley

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

  6. added to guide by Tim Farley

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

  7. 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.

  8. added to guide by Tim Farley

    3rd annual event in Wichita, Kansas

  9. 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

  10. added to guide by Tim Farley

    27th annual event for Stiching Skepsis, the national skeptics group in The Netherlands.

  11. added to guide by Nathan Miller

  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

    6th annual unconference put on by the New York City Skeptics

  17. added to guide by Tim Farley

    The first California Skepticamp!

  18. Northeast Conference on Science and Skepticism (NECSS)

    NECSS explores the intersection of science, skepticism, the media, and society for the purpose of promoting a more rational world.

    United States United States, New York

    17th19th April 2015

    added to guide by Tim Farley

    7th annual NECSS event

  19. 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.

  20. added to guide by Tim Farley

    National skeptic conference for Germany.