Skepticism Conventions Guide

@Tim Farley @Skeptic Conventions @Nathan Miller @Lei Pinter @Susan Gerbic and 1 other

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. 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.

  2. Carl Sagan Day (Tampa)

    Join Center for Inquiry–Tampa Bay and affiliate Tampa Bay Skeptics for Carl Sagan Day. This is a special occasion at the Tampa Bay Computer Society. It combines Carl Sagan Day with Skepticamp II.

    United States United States, Clearwater

    15th November 2014

    added to guide by Tim Farley

  3. ComceptCon 2014

    Terra – Fogo – Água – Ar : Quatro Elementos, Quatro Cientistas!

    Portugal Portugal, Porto

    15th November 2014

    added to guide by Tim Farley

    3rd annual skeptic event in Portugal.

  4. added to guide by Tim Farley

    20th annual national skeptics conference in Hungary.

  5. added to guide by Tim Farley

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

  6. added to guide by Nathan Miller

  7. SkeptOKon

    first ever student-hosted skepticism and critical-thinking focused conference in Oklahoma! There will be multiple well-known speakers, a panel discussion, an interfaith panel, live entertainment, and enormous amounts of fun!

    United States United States, Edmond

    25th October 2014

    added to guide by Tim Farley

    First time student-run event.

  8. Skepticamp Los Angeles

    Join the IIG and CFI in southern California!

    United States United States, Los Angeles

    25th October 2014

    added to guide by Tim Farley

    First Skepticamp in California.

  9. The Skeptics of Oz

    A FREE conference promoting science and critical thinking

    United States United States, Wichita

    18th October 2014

    added to guide by Tim Farley

    3rd annual event in Wichita, Kansas

  10. 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

  11. 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.

  12. added to guide by Tim Farley

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

  13. added to guide by Tim Farley

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

  14. 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!

  15. [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.

  16. 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.

  17. Apostacon 2014

    Exercise Your Noodle and "Meat" New Friends!

    United States United States, Omaha

    19th21st September 2014

    added to guide by Tim Farley

  18. added to guide by Tim Farley

    Second Skepticamp in Florida!

  19. Denkfest

    Science, critical thinking & intelligent entertainment | Wissenschaft, kritisches Denken & intelligente Unterhaltung

    Switzerland Switzerland, Zurich

    11th14th September 2014

    added to guide by Tim Farley

    3rd "Think hard" event in Zurich

  20. NZ SkeptiCamp 2014

    Here's your soapbox, bring your citations.

    New Zealand New Zealand, Wellington

    6th September 2014

    added to guide by Tim Farley

    Second annual NZ Skepticamp