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 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.
INR6 features an international cast of renowned speakers in a relaxed and casual atmosphere.
20th–22nd May 2016
SkeptiCal is the Northern California conference of science and skepticism, a day-long event with speakers, panels, and discussions on a wide array of subjects.
15th May 2016
NECSS explores the intersection of science, skepticism, the media, and society for the purpose of promoting a more rational world.
12th–15th May 2016
Spring into Spring Skeptically
7th May 2016
30th April 2016
An unparalleled opportunity to listen some of the most brilliant minds of our times. Rationalists, Freethinkers, Skeptics, Humanists, Atheists and Secularists come together.
23rd–24th April 2016
One of the largest free, student-run atheist conferences in the country
8th–9th April 2016
Join us from 26 March–10 April as we venture forth to explore possible brave new worlds and science, technology, engineering and design’s ability to help improve our lives.
26th March to 10th April 2016
An afternoon of talks from some of the best science speakers across the UK to get you thinking.
19th March 2016
For the fifth year in a row, Australia's favourite low-key, grassroots skeptical event will run at the Aireys Inlet Community Hall on Saturday 27 February 2016.
27th February 2016
Center for Inquiry - Austin will present a FREE event to celebrate the 207th anniversary of Darwin’s birth. There will be something for everyone...
13th February 2016
Celebrate Charles Darwin's birthday with us! Open to all students and the general public.
9th February 2016
A Celebration of Science and Reason
6th February 2016
Darwin on the Palouse, a free event to celebrate humanity, science and rational thought, is held annually in Moscow Idaho and Pullman Washington.
6th February 2016
Everyone is invited to attend our 16th annual Celebration of Darwin Week! Admission to all events is free. But arrive early – seats fill-up fast!.
4th–14th February 2016
Be the candle in the dark...
23rd January 2016
Start the New Year off right - Be the candle in the dark...
1st–2nd January 2016
Hear about the science of Doctor Who, find out about the credibility (scientifically and otherwise) of ghosthunting TV programme from a former ghosthunter, and discover just how much bullshit science reporting there really is in our national press.
12th December 2015