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Upcoming Events

The biggest event of the year is our National Convention. The 2014 Convention will be held in Chatswood, in Sydney's Lower North Shore, on 28-30 November. For more details please visit the Convention website.

But skeptics love to be active, and we have lots of other events. Here is your chance to meet us, have fun or just see what we are all about. We welcome newcomers to all our events.

Canberra Skeptics Lecture: Unskepticism in Education

[ Friday, May 15, 2015; 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm. ] Speaker: Eran Segev Date: Friday, 15 May 2015 Time: 6:00 – 7:30pm Location: Ainslie Football Club, 52 Wakefield Ave, Ainslie ACT 2602 Free Admission It is universally acknowledged that education is important, but there are so many trends, fashions and concepts in education, many of which are mutually exclusive or even contradictory, that they cannot all be right. In this talk, Eran … Read on »

Canberra Skeptics Lecture: When Can Ignorance Be Good For You?

[ Monday, June 15, 2015; 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm. ] Speaker: Dr. Michael Smithson Date: Monday, 15 June 2015 Time: 6:00 – 7:30pm Location: Ainslie Football Club, 52 Wakefield Ave, Ainslie ACT 2602 Free Admission Ignorance is almost always is viewed negatively, and this is understandable. We generally prefer knowing to not knowing. However, a completely negative view of unknowns can blind us to ways in which they can be beneficial. There … Read on »

Canberra Skeptics Lecture: Not just dollars – the hidden raison d’etre of the art forger

[ Monday, July 13, 2015; 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm. ] Speaker: Lara Nicholls Date: Monday, 13 July 2015 Time: 6:00 – 7:30pm Location: Daily Chronicle Room, East Hotel, 69 Canberra Avenue, Kingston Free Admission Art forgery is as old as time itself.  On the surface, it would seem most fakers and forgers are in the game for the financial rewards it promises to bring, but if one scratches the surface, far deeper … Read on »


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