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Picking a date for your event is never easy. Something to consider are major regional and national events that would also appeal to your local pool of skeptics. It's never good to realize several of your key contributors are going to be out of town at the national event on your chosen date.

Now that there are over 50 different skepticism-related events worldwide each year (including Skepticamps), potential for conflicts like this abound. If you add in purely atheist, humanist, secular and freethought events (which also appeal to scientific skeptics) the problem gets worse.

To that end, we've researched which major events have already published their dates for 2014, and collected that information here. Naturally you can't avoid all of them, but at least knowing what is out there versus your planned dates lets you ask the right questions during your date selection discussions.

2014 Event DatesEdit

Here are the 2014 event dates we've discovered so far, we will endeavor to keep this updated. This does not include Skepticamps, which are listed on the front page of this site. You can also refer to the skepticism guide on Lanyrd for a constantly updated list. Most of the links in the table below lead to individual event pages on Lanyrd, where you can find more information.

Event Start End City Country
Int'l Conference: Atheist Centre 75 years 1/5/2014 1/6/2014 Vijayawada India
CFI NE Ohio Secular Summit 2.0 1/28/2014 1/28/2014 Columbus, OH United States
25th Anniversary Conference of the University of Humanistic Studies (UvH) 1/30/2014 1/31/2014 Utrecht The Netherlands
FtBConscience 2 1/31/2014 2/2/2014 Online United States
Darwin on the Palouse 2/6/2014 2/9/2014 Moscow, ID & Pullman, WA United States
Darwin Day (Tampa) 2/8/2014 2/8/2014 Clearwater, FL United States
CFI/AU Indiana Civic Day 2/8/2014 2/8/2014 Indianapolis, IN United States
Darwin Day (Broward) 2/15/2014 2/15/2014 Coconut Grove, FL United States
Southern California Secular Humanist Conference 2/15/2014 2/15/2014 San Diego, CA United States
1st Secular Activism Conference 2/22/2014 2/22/2014 Sydney, NSW Australia
Budapest Conference of Skeptics 2/22/2014 2/22/2014 Budapest Hungary
Science and Rationalists’ Association of India conference 3/1/2014 3/2/2014 Dum Dum India
AHS National Convention 2014 3/7/2014 3/9/2014 London United Kingdom
ThinkCon 3/15/2014 3/15/2014 Cambridge United Kingdom
SASHA Con 3/15/2014 3/16/2014 Columbia, MO United States
Atheist Days (Poland) 3/28/2014 3/30/2014 Warsaw Poland
Il valore dei fatti ("The value of facts") 3/31/2014 3/31/2014 Milan Italy
ReasonFest 4 4/4/2014 4/5/2014 Lawrence, KS United States
Skep Tech 2 4/4/2014 4/6/2014 Minneapolis, MN United States
Edinburgh Science Festival 2014 4/5/2014 4/20/2014 Edinburgh United Kingdom
Freethought Festival 3 4/11/2014 4/12/2014 Madison, WI United States
Northeast Conference on Science and Skepticism (NECSS) 4/11/2014 4/13/2014 New York, NY United States
Global Warming – where do we go from here? 4/12/2014 4/12/2014 London United Kingdom
QED 2014 4/12/2014 4/13/2014 Manchester United Kingdom
American Atheists 2014 National Convention 4/17/2014 4/20/2014 Salt Lake City, UT United States
Northwest Arkansas LogiCon 4/19/2014 4/20/2014 Fayetteville, AR United States
RavenCon skeptic track 4/25/2014 4/27/2014 Richmond, VA United States
Betreffende Betz en dubieuze geneeskunde ("On Betz and Dubious Medicine") 4/26/2014 4/26/2014 Brussels Belgium
American Ethical Union 99th Annual Assembly 5/1/2014 5/4/2014 Skokie, IL United States
FFRF Raleigh Regional Convention 2014 5/2/2014 5/3/2014 Raleigh, NC United States
The Surveillance Society 5/3/2014 5/3/2014 London United Kingdom
ReAsonCon 5/3/2014 5/3/2014 Hickory, NC United States
Orange County Freethought Alliance Conference 2014 5/3/2014 5/3/2014 Fullerton, CA United States
Flag Down 2014 5/5/2014 5/9/2014 Clearwater, FL United States
Women in Secularism 3 5/16/2014 5/18/2014 Alexandria, VA United States
Good Thinking Society Hack Day 5/17/2014 5/17/2014 London United Kingdom
Imagine No Religion 4 5/16/2014 5/18/2014 Kamloops, BC Canada
Balticon 48 skeptic track 5/23/2014 5/26/2014 Baltimore, MD United States
Future of Ethical Societies Conference 2014 5/23/2014 5/26/2014 Philadelphia, PA United States
Logicon 2014 (Canada) 5/24/2014 5/24/2014 Edmonton, AB Canada
SkepKon 2014 5/29/2014 5/31/2014 Munich Germany
SkeptiCal 2014 5/31/2014 5/31/2014 Oakland, CA United States
American Humanist Association 73rd Annual Conference 6/5/2014 6/8/2014 Philadelphia, PA United States
Secular Coalition 2014 Lobby Day and Secular Summit 6/12/2014 6/14/2014 Washington, DC United States
God in the Lab: The Science of Religious Belief 6/14/2014 6/14/2014 London United Kingdom
Secular Student Alliance Annual Conference - West 6/20/2014 6/22/2014 Phoenix, AZ United States
SkepchickCon at Convergence 7/3/2014 7/6/2014 Minneapolis, MN United States
The Amaz!ng Meeting 2014 7/10/2014 7/13/2014 Las Vegas, NV United States
Secular Student Alliance Annual Conference - East 7/11/2014 7/13/2014 Columbus, OH United States
2014 All-Star Conference & Atheist Baseball 7/11/2014 7/12/2014 St. Paul, MN United States
Humanism at Work 2014 (FBBCon) 7/18/2014 7/20/2014 Chicago, IL United States
2014 CFI Leadership Conference 7/24/2014 7/27/2014 Amherst, NY United States
Skeptics on the Fringe 2014 8/2/2014 8/23/2014 Edinburgh United Kingdom
The Skeptic's Toolbox 8/7/2014 8/10/2014 Eugene, OR United States
Atheist Alliance of America 2014 8/7/2014 8/10/2014 Seattle, WA United States
World Humanist Congress 2014 8/8/2014 8/10/2014 Oxford United Kingdom
Nine Worlds Geekfest skeptic track 8/8/2014 8/10/2014 London United Kingdom
FreeOK 2014 8/9/2014 8/10/2014 Tulsa, OK United States
4th International Association of Free Thought Congress 8/11/2014 8/11/2014 London United Kingdom
3rd Colorado Secular Conference 8/15/2014 8/17/2014 Aurora, CO United States
Robert Green Ingersoll and the Reform Imperative 8/16/2014 8/17/2014 Amherst, Dresden, Seneca Falls & Geneva, NY United States
DragonCon Skeptrack 8/29/2014 9/1/2014 Atlanta, GA United States
2014 Pennsylvania State Atheist/Humanist Conference 8/29/2014 8/31/2014 Pittsburgh, PA United States
2014 Conference of Reason 8/30/2014 8/30/2014 Rapid City, SD United States
Denkfest ("Think Hard" / "Thought Festival") 9/11/2014 9/14/2014 Zurich Switzerland
Zeteticon 9/12/2014 9/14/2014 Fargo, ND United States
Carolinas Secular Student Summit 9/19/2014 9/21/2014 Chapel Hill, NC United States
Apostacon 9/19/2014 9/21/2014 Omaha, NE United States
Szeged Skeptic Conference 9/20/2014 9/20/2014 Szeged Hungary
Carolinas Secular Conference 9/26/2014 9/28/2014 Charlotte, NC United States
Freethought 2014 9/27/2014 9/27/2014 Nacogdoches, TX United States
Wijsheid uit het Oosten (VtdK Symposium 2014) 10/4/2014 10/4/2014 Amsterdam The Netherlands
Florida Secular Rally 10/5/2014 10/5/2014 Tallahassee, FL United States
2014 Trottier Symposium: Are We Alone? 10/6/2014 10/7/2014 Montreal, QC Canada
Free Flo 2014 10/10/2014 10/12/2014 Orlando, FL United States
Freethought Day 10/11/2014 10/11/2014 Sacramento, CA United States
Moving Social Justice 10/11/2014 10/12/2014 Los Angeles, CA United States
Secular Conference: Religious-Right, Secularism and Civil Rights 10/11/2014 10/12/2014 London United Kingdom
Vampires, Werewolves, and Witches 10/18/2014 10/18/2014 London United Kingdom
The Skeptics of Oz 10/18/2014 10/18/2014 Wichita, KS United States
Sexy Secular 2 10/18/2014 10/18/2014 Akron, OH United States
Freedom From Religion Foundation 37th Annual National Convention 10/24/2014 10/25/2014 Los Angeles, CA United States
SkeptOKon 10/25/2014 10/25/2014 Edmond, OK United States
The Non-Conference 11/1/2014 11/1/2014 Toronto, ON Canada
International Freethought Film Festival 11/7/2014 11/9/2014 Atlanta, GA United States
AEU Ethical Education Weekend 11/7/2014 11/9/2014 Stony Point, NY United States
Skepsis Congres 2014 11/8/2014 11/8/2014 Utrecht The Netherlands
AEU Youth of Ethical Societies Conference 11/14/2014 11/16/2014 New York City, NY United States
XX. Országos Szkeptikus Konferencia 11/15/2014 11/15/2014 Székesfehérvár, Budai Hungary
ComCeptCon 11/15/2014 11/15/2014 Porto Portugal
Skepticon 7 11/21/2014 11/23/2014 Springfield, MO United States
Australian National Skeptics Convention 2014 11/28/2014 11/30/2014 Sydney Australia
New Zealand Skeptics Conference 2014 12/5/2014 12/7/2014 Auckland New Zealand
FIRA 9th National Conference 12/24/2014 12/25/2014 Brahmapur, Odisha India

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