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.
Skeptics World Convention III - also the 16th Australian Skeptics National Convention
10th–12th November 2000
Talking to the Dead and other Transcendental Seductions
16th–19th August 2001
Rise and Development of Paranormal Beliefs in Eastern Europe
7th–9th September 2001
8th–12th February 2002
Prospects for Skepticism: The Next Twenty-Five Years
20th–23rd June 2002
Investigating Paranormal Claims - Science - Pseudoscience - Parascience
5th–6th October 2002
Nuttig of nodeloos? Onderzoek naar alternatieve geneeswijzen
26th October 2002
The Center for Inquiry-West is proud to host the inaugural conference event in its newly remodeled first floor.
21st June 2003
Critiquing Research: Determining Adequacy
14th–17th August 2003
CSICOP's conference will tell you everything you've always wanted to know about urban legends, hoaxes, scams and much more.
23rd–26th October 2003
The ultimate winter party with a slate of convention level speakers and events
13th December 2003