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.
Critical Thought at Dragon*Con
29th August to 1st September 2014
Atheism with a conscience
22nd–24th August 2014
It’s about gaming, film, cosplay, fandom, literature, science, geek culture, meeting people and having a really big party.
8th–10th August 2014
Using Model Cases to Deal with Dubious Claims
7th–10th August 2014
A Slice of Reason with your Cup of Fringe.
2nd–23rd August 2014
reason for change
24th–27th July 2014
11th–13th July 2014
Skepticism and the Brain
10th–13th July 2014
SkepchickCON is the science and skepticism track of CONvergence, a four-day science fiction and fantasy conference held every summer in the beautiful Minneapolis area.
3rd–6th July 2014
20th–22nd June 2014
What lies behind exorcism and speaking in tongues? How rational are atheists? Does morality depend on religion? Chris French, Jon Lanman and Glen Carrigan discuss some fascinating recent research and findings re. religious and atheistic belief systems.
14th June 2014
The Northern California science and skepticism conference
31st May 2014
German Skeptics Conference | Skeptiker-Konferenz der GWUP
28th–31st May 2014
Join us on Saturday May 24 for a day of science themed fun and adventure in downtown Edmonton.
24th May 2014
Skeptic programming at Maryland's regional science fiction convention by the National Capital Area Skeptics.
23rd–25th May 2014
a chance for a dozen or so alternative medicine campaigners, bloggers and researchers to use their ideas and expertise to brainstorm and design projects to tackle alternative medicine.
17th May 2014
A Center for Inquiry Conference
16th–18th May 2014