Skepticism Conventions Guide

@Tim Farley @Skeptic Conventions @Leon Korteweg @Nathan Miller @Lei Pinter and 2 others

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. Darwin Week in Charleston

    Everyone is invited to attend our 16th annual Celebration of Darwin Week! Admission to all events is free. But arrive early – seats fill-up fast!.

    United States United States, Charleston

    4th14th February 2016

    added to guide by Tim Farley

    16th annual Darwin Week in Charleston

  2. Surfcoast Summer Skepticamp V

    For the fifth year in a row, Australia's favourite low-key, grassroots skeptical event will run at the Aireys Inlet Community Hall on Saturday 27 February 2016.

    Australia Australia, Aireys Inlet

    27th February 2016

    added to guide by Tim Farley

    5th annual Skepticamp for skeptics in Victoria, Australia.

  3. ThinkCon 2016

    An afternoon of talks from some of the best science speakers across the UK to get you thinking.

    England England, Cambridge

    19th March 2016

    added to guide by Tim Farley

    One-day free event arranged by the group that does Cambridge Skeptics in the Pub

  4. Freethought Festival 5

    One of the largest free, student-run atheist conferences in the country

    United States United States, Madison

    8th9th April 2016

    added to guide by Tim Farley

    Atheist/freethought convention at UW Madison which has multiple skepticism guests this year.

  5. Rationalist International Conference

    An unparalleled opportunity to listen some of the most brilliant minds of our times. Rationalists, Freethinkers, Skeptics, Humanists, Atheists and Secularists come together.

    Estonia Estonia, Tallinn

    23rd24th April 2016

    added to guide by Tim Farley

    Sponsored by Rationalist International (Sanal Edamaruku).

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    6th annual event for umbrella group of Orange County, California skeptic, atheist, humanist and freethought groups.

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    Annual convention for GWUP, Germany's national skeptic organization.

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  9. 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

    12th15th May 2016

    added to guide by Tim Farley

    8th annual event sponsored by New York City Skeptics, the SGU Podcast and the Society for Science-Based Medicine.

  10. Imagine No Religion 6

    INR6 features an international cast of renowned speakers in a relaxed and casual atmosphere.

    Canada Canada, Vancouver

    20th22nd May 2016

    added to guide by Tim Farley

    6th annual event in British Columbia for skeptics, atheists and humanists.

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    2nd Reason Rally in Washington, DC

  12. Gateway to Reason II

    St. Louis' annual skeptic/freethought/science convention.

    United States United States, St. Louis

    12th14th August 2016

    added to guide by Tim Farley

    2nd annual event in St. Louis with skeptic as well as freethought, science, atheism speakers.

  13. Skeptrack 2016

    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

    United States United States, Atlanta

    2nd5th September 2016

    added to guide by Tim Farley

    10th year of skeptical programming at Dragon Con, a huge science fiction/fantasy/comic book/pop culture convention on Labor Day weekend in the US.

  14. QED 2016

    question | explore | discover - For science, reason and critical thinking

    England England, Manchester

    14th16th October 2016

    added to guide by Tim Farley

    6th annual QED co-sponsored by Greater Manchester Skeptics and Merseyside Skeptics

  15. CSICON 4

    The Conference Dedicated To Scientific Inquiry And Critical Thinking.

    United States United States, Las Vegas

    27th30th October 2016

    added to guide by Tim Farley

    CSICON returns in 2016, this year in Las Vegas, sponsored by Center for Inquiry and Skeptical Inquirer magazine.

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    9th annual free event

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    22nd annual conference for Hungarian skeptics.

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    32nd consecutive annual national conference for Australian Skeptics

  19. SkeptiCamp Monterey 2017

    Be the Candle in the Dark

    United States United States, Monterey

    6th7th January 2017

    added to guide by Tim Farley

    3rd annual Skepticamp in Monterey, California.