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. 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

  2. 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

  3. 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.

  4. added to guide by Tim Farley

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

  5. added to guide by Tim Farley

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

  6. 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!

  7. [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.

  8. 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.

  9. Apostacon 2014

    Exercise Your Noodle and "Meat" New Friends!

    United States United States, Omaha

    19th21st September 2014

    added to guide by Tim Farley

  10. added to guide by Tim Farley

    Second Skepticamp in Florida!

  11. 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

  12. 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

  13. Skeptrack 2014

    Critical Thought at Dragon*Con

    United States United States, Atlanta

    29th August to 1st September 2014

    added to guide by Tim Farley

    7th annual Skeptrack held as part of Dragon*Con, a massive multi-media popular culture convention focusing on science fiction and fantasy, gaming, comics and more on the US Labor Day weekend.

  14. FreeOK 2014

    Oklahoma Freethought Convention

    United States United States, Tulsa

    9th10th August 2014

    added to guide by Tim Farley

    4th annual Oklahoma Freethought Convention

  15. Nine Worlds Geekfest

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

    England England, London

    8th10th August 2014

    added to guide by Tim Farley

    Second annual skeptic track sponsored by The Skeptic magazine (UK).

  16. The Skeptic's Toolbox 2014

    Using Model Cases to Deal with Dubious Claims

    United States United States, Eugene

    7th10th August 2014

    added to guide by Tim Farley

  17. Skeptics on the Fringe 2014

    A Slice of Reason with your Cup of Fringe.

    Scotland Scotland, Edinburgh

    2nd23rd August 2014

    added to guide by Tim Farley

    5th annual version of this Ockham Award winning event by the Edinburgh Skeptics

  18. added to guide by Tim Farley

    This year CFI is inviting skeptic & freethought group leaders to the leadership conference as well as students.

  19. added to guide by Tim Farley

    First SkeptiCamp in Florida!

  20. added to guide by Tim Farley

    First Skepticamp event in Brisbane.