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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.

Sydney Skeptics in the Pub

[ Thursday, March 6, 2014; 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm. Thursday, April 3, 2014; 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm. Thursday, May 1, 2014; 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm. Thursday, June 5, 2014; 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm. Thursday, July 3, 2014; 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm. Thursday, August 7, 2014; 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm. Thursday, September 4, 2014; 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm. Thursday, October 2, 2014; 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm. Thursday, November 6, 2014; 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm. Thursday, December 4, 2014; 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm. ] On the first Thursday of each month, Australian Skeptics and friends get together at The Crown Hotel, 160 – 162 Elizabeth St, Sydney (at the corner of Goulburn Street). Please come upstairs to restaurant. People generally start arriving around 6:00PM. However, you are welcome to turn up any time after 5:00PM. We have a talk which begins at 7:00PM … Read on »

Canberra Skeptics Lecture: Why Aren’t Girls Doing Science?

[ Tuesday, May 20, 2014; 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm. ] Canberra Skeptics and Inspiring Australia Proudly Present: Speaker: Professor Sue Stocklmayer AM Date: Tuesday, 20 May 2014 Time: 6:00 – 7:30pm Location: Lecture Theatre, CSIRO Discovery Centre, North-Science Road, Acton, ACT 2601 Free Admission Are girls voting with their feet, or is it that they really can’t do science? The problem of attracting and keeping girls in science has been widely discussed over … Read on »

Sydney dinner: From vampire moths to killer mozzies

[ Saturday, May 24, 2014 6:30 pm to Sunday, May 25, 2014 10:00 pm. ] The weird world of blood-sucking insects. Insects kill millions of people every year, and they outnumber us by billions-to-one. And they’re coming to a city and a home near you! Dr Cameron Webb, Medical Entomologist from the University of Sydney and Westmead Hospital, will give a fun, fascinating and itch-inducing presentation on everything you want … Read on »

Canberra Skeptics Lecture: Stop blaming open access: what’s wrong with scholarly communication and why it’s not the fault of open access

[ Thursday, June 12, 2014; 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm. ] and why it’s not the fault of open access Speaker: Dr Danny Kingsley Date: Thursday, 12 June 2014 Time: 6:00 – 7:30pm Location: Ainslie Football Club, 52 Wakefield Ave, Ainslie ACT 2602 Free Admission Scholarly communication is changing rapidly. New methods of communication, new types of journals, changing funding rules and widespread use of social media are just some of the changes. Researchers … Read on »

Melbourne: Skeptics Café — Why Education Matters

[ Monday, June 16, 2014; 6:00 pm to 9:30 pm. 6:00 pm to 9:30 pm. ] Date: June 16th 2014 Time: Dinner from 6pm — Talk from 8pm Speaker: Don Hyatt Talk: Why Education Matters: Australia’s educational leaning tower of PISA. Australian Education – Going, going Gonski? Pyning for a better education in Australia. Location: La Notte Restaurant, 140 Lygon Street, Carlton $4 admission for talk The educational framework within which students begin their educational lives … Read on »

Canberra Skeptics Lecture: Tilting at Windmills: A Sceptic’s Look at Some Entrenched Myths of Australia’s First World War History

[ Monday, September 15, 2014; 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm. ] Speaker: Graham Wilson Date: Monday, 15 September 2014 Time: 6:00 – 7:30pm Location: Ainslie Football Club, 52 Wakefield Ave, Ainslie ACT 2602 Free Admission Bully Beef and Balderdash: Some Myths of the AIF Examined and Debunked, published in 2012, casts a sceptical eye over a number of supposedly “historical facts” connected with the story of the First World War Australian Imperial Force … Read on »


Skeptics Convention 2014

Skeptics Convention 2014 Our 30th annual convention will be held on 28 – 30 November in Chatswood, NSW. It will feature fantastic speakers, and is guaranteed to be lots of fun. Go to our shop to book your place.
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