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.
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!
24th April 2015
NECSS explores the intersection of science, skepticism, the media, and society for the purpose of promoting a more rational world.
9th–12th April 2015
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.
4th–19th April 2015
Skeptic programming at a geek convention in Chicago
19th–22nd March 2015
Science and Secularism in the South
14th March 2015
Michael Shermer, Hugo Mercier and others
12th March 2015
A celebration of critical thought.
6th–7th March 2015
An ad hoc day of sharing and learning!
28th February 2015
A Conference for Humanists, Rationalists and Skeptics
13th–15th February 2015
Enlightening Speakers - Hands-on Activities for Kids - Professional Development Credit - Door Prizes - Art Contest - Birthday Cake
8th February 2015
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.
7th February 2015
Darwin on the Palouse, a free event to celebrate humanity, science and rational thought, is held annually in Moscow Idaho and Pullman Washington.
7th February 2015
An evening with Richard Dawkins & Lawrence Krauss, moderated by Julia Galef
26th January 2015