What to meet other skeptics? … then go hang out at a conference of likeminded folks

If you, as a skeptic, feel a tad isolated, then why not consider the idea of going along to a weekend conference to meet up with other skeptics and also hear some fabulous talks given by some truly amazing people.

I’ve two suggestions for you …

  • Both are April 11-13 (yes the exact same weekend, so you can’t do both)
  • One is US based (New York) and the other is UK based (Manchester)

Both have an amazing lineup of speakers. Curious? OK, here are some details …

In the US: Northeast Conference on Science and Skepticism

  • The website to see all the details and signup is here.
  • Costs are reasonable … For the weekend … adults $145 … students $45. They do charge extra for workshops as well and have a menu you can choose from so you can simply pay for the lot, or just pick a couple you are interested in.

OK, one highlight … the list of speakers they have lined up is just amazing …


Now that just must make it all very very tempting.

In the UK : QEDCon

And they also have a truly fabulous list of speakers, for which I offer a small sample (because I’m too lazy right now to cut and paste the lot so click here for the complete list which is still growing) …


So there you go … yet another fabulous line-up.

Is that all there is?

Nope, not at all, here via Tim Farley is the latest list of what is on

Event Start End City Country 
Int’l Conference: Atheist Centre 75 years1/5/20141/6/2014VijayawadaIndia
FoCo Skepticamp 20141/11/20141/11/2014Fort Collins, COUnited States
CFI NE Ohio Secular Summit 2.01/28/20141/28/2014Columbus, OHUnited States
25th Anniversary Conference of the University of Humanistic Studies (UvH)1/30/20141/31/2014UtrechtThe Netherlands
FtBConscience 21/31/20142/2/2014OnlineUnited States
Surfcoast Summer Skepticamp 20142/1/20142/1/2014Aireys Inlet, VictoriaAustralia
Darwin on the Palouse2/6/20142/9/2014Moscow, ID & Pullman, WAUnited States
Darwin Day (Tampa)2/8/20142/8/2014Clearwater, FLUnited States
CFI/AU Indiana Civic Day2/8/20142/8/2014Indianapolis, INUnited States
Southern California Secular Humanist Conference2/15/20142/15/2014San Diego, CAUnited States
Budapest Conference of Skeptics2/22/20142/22/2014BudapestHungary
SASHA Con3/15/20143/16/2014Columbia, MOUnited States
ReasonFest 44/4/20144/5/2014Lawrence, KSUnited States
Skep Tech 24/4/20144/6/2014Minneapolis, MNUnited States
SkeptiCamp Chicago 20144/5/20144/5/2014Chicago, ILUnited States
SkeptiCamp Manchester4/11/20144/11/2014ManchesterUnited Kingdom
QED 20144/12/20144/13/2014ManchesterUnited Kingdom
Northeast Conference on Science and Skepticism4/11/20144/13/2014New York, NYUnited States
Freethought Festival 34/11/20144/13/2014Madison, WIUnited States
American Atheists 2014 National Convention4/17/20144/20/2014Salt Lake City, UTUnited States
Northwest Arkansas LogiCon4/19/20144/20/2014Fayetteville, ARUnited States
American Ethical Union 99th Annual Assembly5/1/20145/4/2014Skokie, ILUnited States
Freedom From Religion Foundation Mini-Convention 20145/2/20145/3/2014Raleigh, NCUnited States
Orange County Freethought Alliance Conference 20145/3/20145/3/2014Fullerton, CAUnited States
Women in Secularism 35/16/20145/18/2014Alexandria, VAUnited States
Imagine No Religion 45/16/20145/18/2014Kamloops, BCCanada
Balticon 48 skeptic track5/23/20145/26/2014Baltimore, MDUnited States
SkepKon 20145/29/20145/31/2014MunichGermany
Future of Ethical Societies Conference 20145/30/20146/2/2014Philadelphia, PAUnited States
SkeptiCal 20145/31/20145/31/2014Oakland, CAUnited States
American Humanist Association 73rd Annual Conference6/5/20146/8/2014Philadelphia, PAUnited States
Secular Coalition 2014 Lobby Day & Policy Summit6/12/20146/14/2014Washington, DCUnited States
Secular Student Alliance Annual Conference – West6/20/20146/22/2014Phoenix, AZUnited States
Convergence – Skepchickcon7/3/20147/6/2014Minneapolis, MNUnited States
The Amaz!ng Meeting 20147/10/20147/13/2014Las Vegas, NVUnited States
Secular Student Alliance Annual Conference – East7/11/20147/13/2014Columbus, OHUnited States
Humanism at Work 2014 (FBBCon)7/18/20147/20/2014Chicago, ILUnited States
North Texas Secular Convention7/26/20147/27/2014Denton, TXUnited States
The Skeptic’s Toolbox8/7/20148/10/2014Eugene, ORUnited States
World Humanist Congress 20148/8/20148/10/2014OxfordUnited Kingdom
Nine Worlds Geekfest skeptic track8/8/20148/10/2014LondonUnited Kingdom
FreeOK 20148/9/20148/10/2014Tulsa, OKUnited States
DragonCon Skeptrack8/29/20149/1/2014Atlanta, GAUnited States
2014 Pennsylvania State Atheist/Humanist Conference8/29/20148/31/2014Pittsburgh, PAUnited States
Apostacon9/19/20149/21/2014Omaha, NEUnited States
Kritisk Masse (Critical Mass)9/26/20149/28/2014OsloNorway
Carolinas Secular Conference9/26/20149/28/2014Charlotte, NCUnited States
Florida Secular Rally10/5/201410/5/2014Tallahassee, FLUnited States
Freethought Day10/11/201410/11/2014Sacramento, CAUnited States
Secular Conference: Religious-Right, Secularism and Civil Rights10/11/201410/12/2014LondonUnited Kingdom
Freedom From Religion Foundation 37th Annual National Convention10/24/201410/25/2014Los Angeles, CAUnited States
Australian National Skeptics Convention 201411/28/201411/30/2014SydneyAustralia
New Zealand Skeptics Conference 201412/5/201412/7/2014AucklandNew Zealand
16th European Skeptics Congress9/10/20159/13/2015LondonUnited Kingdom
Freedom From Religion Foundation 38th Annual National Convention10/9/201510/10/2015Madison, WIUnited States


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