State & Regional Events

There are a number of annual state and regional secular conferences in the United States. To find out if one is near you, consult the list below. Forthcoming dates are provided when known, otherwise the date when last held is used.


Freethought Alliance Annual Conference
August 26, 2018
Lakewood, California
Organized by the Freethought Alliance

Freethought Day
October 14, 2018
Sacramento, California
Organized by the Sacramento Freethought Day Committee in cooperation with Sacramento CoR

February 2019
Orange County, CA
Freethought Alliance is the parent organization for LogiCal-LA.

June 10, 2018
Berkeley, CA
SkeptiCal is the Northern California conference of science and skepticism, a day-long event with speakers, panels, and discussions on a wide array of subjects.



Future of Ethical Societies Conference
Memorial Day Weekend, 2019
Baltimore, Maryland
Organized by the Washington Ethical Society



Springfield, Missouri
No date set yet for Skepticon 10 in 2019, “the largest free skeptic conference in the nation,” organized in cooperation with Ozarks CoR.



Northeast Conference on Science and Skepticism (NECSS)
July 12-15, 2018
New York, New York
Each year NECSS (pronounced “nexus”) welcomes over 400 attendees to New York City for a celebration of science and critical thinking. Attendees are informed and inspired by leading scientists, educators, activists, and performers from a variety of disciplines – each bringing their own perspective and passion to the goal of fostering a more rational world.



There will not be a conference in 2018, but look forward to 2019.
Hickory, North Carolina
This event is organized by the Hickory Humanist Alliance and the MythUnderstood Alliance.