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. 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.

  2. added to guide by Tim Farley

    For the second year this Science Fiction/Fantasy/Horror convention has several skeptic & science guests.

  3. SkeptiCamp Manchester

    SkeptiCamp will be returning to Manchester in 2015. Last year’s pre-QED SkeptiCamp was a huge success, and this year we want to make the event even bigger and better!

    England England, Manchester

    24th April 2015

    added to guide by Tim Farley

    2nd year for this free Skepticamp on the Friday of QED in the same hotel.

  4. 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

    9th12th April 2015

    added to guide by Tim Farley

    7th annual NECSS event

  5. Edinburgh International Science Festival

    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.

    Scotland Scotland, Edinburgh

    4th19th April 2015

    added to guide by Tim Farley

    Edinburgh Skeptics again sponsoring "At The Fringe of Reason" at Banshee Labyrinth on 4 nights.

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    CFI UK sponsors several events within the larger Oxford Literary Festival

  8. Skepchicks at Chi-Fi 2015

    Skeptic programming at a geek convention in Chicago

    United States United States, Chicago

    19th22nd March 2015

    added to guide by Tim Farley

    Skepchick sponsoring a track of panels

  9. added to guide by Tim Farley

    Second annual student-run event in Columbia, Missouri.

  10. added to guide by Lei Pinter

  11. added to guide by Leon Korteweg

    Flemish skeptics

  12. added to guide by Nathan Miller

    Two-day skeptical event in Flagstaff, AZ.

  13. SLFT SkeptiCamp

    An ad hoc day of sharing and learning!

    United States United States, Sioux Falls

    28th February 2015

    added to guide by Tim Farley

    1st Skepticamp in South Dakota, fundraiser for #SkepDakota in August

  14. added to guide by Tim Farley

    4th annual version of this event

  15. Future Directions of Rationalism and Humanism

    A Conference for Humanists, Rationalists and Skeptics

    New Zealand New Zealand, Havelock North

    13th15th February 2015

    added to guide by Tim Farley

    First conference by the New Zealand Association of Rationalists & Humanists

  16. Darwin Day (Austin)

    Enlightening Speakers - Hands-on Activities for Kids - Professional Development Credit - Door Prizes - Art Contest - Birthday Cake

    United States United States, Austin

    8th February 2015

    added to guide by Tim Farley

    8th annual Darwin Day in Austin

  17. Darwin Day Broward

    A public celebration of Charles Darwin and his contributions to modern scientific knowledge. We will have a variety of events including science displays, children’s activities, vendors, food, door prizes, and a slate of exceptional speakers.

    United States United States, Coconut Creek

    7th February 2015

    added to guide by Tim Farley

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  19. Darwin on the Palouse 2015

    Darwin on the Palouse, a free event to celebrate humanity, science and rational thought, is held annually in Moscow Idaho and Pullman Washington.

    United States United States, Moscow

    7th February 2015

    added to guide by Tim Farley

    Darwin Day event for the Idaho/Washington border area

  20. Het Denkgelag: A Passion for Science and Reason

    An evening with Richard Dawkins & Lawrence Krauss, moderated by Julia Galef

    Belgium Belgium, Antwerp

    26th January 2015

    added to guide by Leon Korteweg

    Flemish skeptics