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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 Skepticamp

[ Saturday, May 30, 2015; 10:00 am to 4:00 pm. 10:00 am to 4:00 pm. ] The next Skepticamp to be held in Sydney will be on May 30, 10.00am to 4.00pm at the University of Technology (Rooms CB01.04.06 and CB02.04.1). The organisers describe its as an unconference “for the delegates by the delegates”. Everyone is encouraged to bring a topic to speak on, everyone is encouraged to bring questions, and everyone can … 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 »

Sydney dinner — Autism myths vs reality

[ Saturday, June 20, 2015; 6:30 pm to 10:00 pm. 6:30 pm to 10:00 pm. 6:30 pm to 10:00 pm. ] The next Sydney Skeptics dinner will autism spectrum disorder (ASD). Conspiracy theories, myths and amateur diagnoses abound, confusing those who seek to know the reality and latest science-based thinking on this condition. The dinner will feature Nicole Rogerson, the founding Director and CEO of Autism Awareness Australia, a national not-for-profit organisation which she set up in … 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 »

European Skeptics Congress

[ Friday, September 11, 2015 to Sunday, September 13, 2015. Friday, September 11, 2015 to Sunday, September 13, 2015. Friday, September 11, 2015 to Sunday, September 13, 2015. Friday, September 11, 2015 to Sunday, September 13, 2015. ] The 16th European Skeptics Congress will be held from September 11 to 13 2015, at Goldsmiths College, London. The congress program is now almost complete. Speakers include Jim Al Khalili, Richard Wiseman, Edzard Ernst, Mark Lynas, Catherine de Jong, Chris French, Martin Mahner, Antonin Pavlicek, Stephen Law, and Klaus Schmeh. Saturday, September 12, is devoted to … Read on »

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Sydney Dinner Meeting — 20 June

Nicole Rogerson will speak about the myths versus reality of autism. Go to our shop to book your place.

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