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. added to guide by Tim Farley

    3rd Skepticamp for St. Louis

  2. Nine Worlds 2015

    It’s about gaming, film, cosplay, fandom, literature, science, geek culture, meeting people and having a really big party.

    England England, London

    7th9th August 2015

    added to guide by Tim Farley

    3rd annual event, which has a skeptic track of programming

  3. The Skeptic's Toolbox 2015

    FRAMING: Sanctifying the Bogus and Demonizing the Scientific

    United States United States, Eugene

    6th9th August 2015

    added to guide by Tim Farley

    Annual workshop sponsored by CFI.

  4. Gateway to Reason

    St. Louis Inaugural Freethought convention

    United States United States, St. Louis

    31st July to 2nd August 2015

    added to guide by Tim Farley

    1st annual event in St. Louis area.

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    The 13th full TAM (actually the 14th in the US, 17th overall)

  6. added to guide by Tim Farley

    2nd annual Skepticamp event for Brisbane Skeptics Society.

  7. skepchickcon 2015 at Convergence

    SkepchickCon is the science and skepticism track of CONvergence, a 4-day science fiction and fantasy conference held annually at the Doubletree by Hilton Bloomington on the first full weekend in July.

    United States United States, Minneapolis

    2nd5th July 2015

    added to guide by Tim Farley

    Annual skepticism track at Convergence Con sponsored by Skepchick.org

  8. Reason for Change

    Join us at the Center for Inquiry for “Reason for Change,” an international conference where humanists, skeptics, and all those who value science and reason will meet to inform and inspire one another to be a positive force for change.

    United States United States, Amherst

    11th15th June 2015

    added to guide by Tim Farley

    In July 2014 CFI announced this would be their biggest event of 2015, replacing CSICON / CFI Summit.

  9. SkeptiCal '15

    The Northern California science and skepticism conference

    United States United States, Oakland

    6th June 2015

    added to guide by Tim Farley

    6th annual Northern California skepticism conference

  10. CFI UK – Searching for Satan: Miscarriages of memory, fractured families and Satanic panics

    Discover how the unreliability of memory has led to grave miscarriages of justice, including panics about Satanic abuse. Can memories really be ‘recovered’ by therapists? To what extent can we rely on the memories of witnesses in historic abuse cases?

    England England, London

    6th June 2015

    added to guide by Tim Farley

    First 2015 event in CFI UK's series (often held at Conway Hall, though this one is not).

  11. Imagine No Religion 5

    INR5 features an international cast of renowned speakers in a relaxed and casual atmosphere.

    Canada Canada, Vancouver

    5th7th June 2015

    added to guide by Tim Farley

    5th annual event has been moved from Kamloops to Vancouver!

  12. added to guide by Tim Farley

    4th Chicago Skeptics SkeptiCamp

  13. added to guide by Tim Farley

    4th Skepticamp in Sydney, Australia - one of many in Australia in 2015.

  14. added to guide by Tim Farley

    Conference sponsored by Skeptics Society.

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    First Skeptics Society event in several years.

  15. added to guide by Tim Farley

    24th skeptic conference for GWUP, the skeptics organization for Germany, Austria and Switzerland.

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    6th annual event

  17. added to guide by Tim Farley

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

  18. 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.

  19. 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.

  20. 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