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. Darwin Day (Palm Beach State)

    Celebrate Charles Darwin's birthday with us! Open to all students and the general public.

    United States United States, Boca Raton

    9th February 2016

    added to guide by Tim Farley

    Ft. Lauderdale chapter of CFI again sponsoring a day-long Darwin Day

  2. Darwin Day Tampa, Florida

    A Celebration of Science and Reason

    United States United States, Clearwater

    6th February 2016

    added to guide by Tim Farley

    Presented by the Tampa Bay Coalition of Reason

  3. Darwin on the Palouse

    Darwin on the Palouse, a free event to celebrate humanity, science and rational thought, is held annually in Moscow Idaho and Pullman Washington.

    United States United States, Pullman

    6th February 2016

    added to guide by Tim Farley

    Darwin Day celebration on Moscow Idaho and Pullman Washington.

  4. added to guide by Tim Farley

    5th annual Skepticamp in Fort Collins, Colorado

  5. SkeptiCamp Monterey 2016

    Start the New Year off right - Be the candle in the dark...

    United States United States, Seaside

    1st2nd January 2016

    added to guide by Tim Farley

    2nd annual Monterey (California) skepticamp

  6. CFI UK: Science in the Media: Dodgy Science Reporting, Ghostbusting, and Doctor Who

    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.

    England England, London

    12th December 2015

    added to guide by Tim Farley

    One-day event in the CFI UK Conway Hall series.

  7. added to guide by Tim Farley

    7th annual Skepticamp in New York City

  8. ComceptCon 2015

    Negacionismo - quando os factos são rejeitados (Denialism - when facts are rejected)

    Portugal Portugal, Porto

    21st November 2015

    added to guide by Tim Farley

    4th annual event by Portugal's skeptic group Comcept.

  9. NZ Skeptics Conference

    Apocalypse How? - The 30th annual conference for New Zealand's national skeptics organization

    New Zealand New Zealand, Christchurch

    20th22nd November 2015

    added to guide by Tim Farley

    30th annual conference for the national skeptics group of New Zealand

  10. Skepticamp Ottawa 2015

    Be the candle in the dark...

    Canada Canada, Ottawa

    15th November 2015

    added to guide by Tim Farley

    5th Skepticamp in Canada's capitol.

  11. added to guide by Tim Farley

    21st annual national skeptics conference in Hungary

  12. Carl Sagan Day (Broward) 2015

    The Seventh Annual Carl Sagan Day

    United States United States, Davie

    14th November 2015

    added to guide by Tim Farley

    7th annual Carl Sagan Day in Broward, Florida - one of many around the country.

  13. Skepticon 8

    The largest FREE skeptic conference in the nation, and quite possibly the universe

    United States United States, Springfield

    13th15th November 2015

    added to guide by Tim Farley

    8th annual event in Springfield, Missouri

  14. CFI UK: Night School: The life-changing science of sleep

    Why do some of us experience mysterious visitations and presences during the night, such as aliens, or demons? Can our dreams predict the future? What do our dreams mean? And can you really learn a language by playing lessons while you sleep?

    England England, London

    7th November 2015

    added to guide by Tim Farley

    Part of the CFI UK series of one-day events

  15. Skepsis Congres 2015

    De betrouwbaarheid van deskundigen

    Netherlands Netherlands, Zwolle

    31st October 2015

    added to guide by Leon Korteweg

    Dutch skeptics

  16. Skeptics of Oz 2015

    A FREE conference promoting science and critical thinking

    United States United States, Wichita

    17th October 2015

    added to guide by Tim Farley

    4th annual Skeptics of Oz event in Wichita

  17. Australian Skeptics National Convention 2015

    Exploring the frontiers of Science and Skepticism

    Australia Australia, Brisbane

    16th18th October 2015

    added to guide by Tim Farley

    31st consecutive annual event for the Australian Skeptics

  18. Brisbane Skepticamp October 2015

    A FREE Skepticamp on the Friday of Australian Skeptics National Convention MMXV

    Australia Australia, Brisbane

    16th October 2015

    added to guide by Tim Farley

    Free Skepticamp event on the Friday of the Australian National Skeptics Convention

  19. added to guide by Tim Farley

    Annual symposium of the Dutch Society Against Quackery - this year on alternative cancer treatments.

  20. A Question of Evidence: Vaccines, GMOs, and Cell Phones

    The Lorne Trottier 2015 Public Science Symposium

    Canada Canada, Montreal

    28th29th September 2015

    added to guide by Tim Farley

    Part of the Lorne Trottier Public Science Symposia series