Join us for the 44th Annual International Conference on Critical Thinking - Entirely Online, July 21-26, 2024

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Special Rates: The 44th Annual International Conference on Critical Thinking

Early Bird Rates are available through May 31st.

Members of the Center for Critical Thinking Community Online: please email us for another 20% off.

Conference runs entirely online, July 21-26, 2024. 

Call for Proposals

We need your voice! Submit a proposal to present at The 44th Annual International Conference on Critical Thinking.

Proposals are due May 31st by midnight PDT.

Critical Thinking Podcast

Only in the Center for Critical Thinking Community Online.

Join Drs. Linda Elder and Gerald Nosich, international authorities on critical thinking, as they break new ground in the podcast Critical Thinking: Going Deeper.

Free Webinar: Creating Study Groups for Intellectual and Personal Development

Join Dr. Linda Elder as she discusses the methodologies she has used in leading two long-term study groups for two and five years respectively. Participants in this webinar workshop will be invited to join our next study group.

5th, 2024 at 2:00 p.m. EDT.

Custom Online Intensive Workshops & Short Courses for Your Institution or Business

The Foundation for Critical Thinking offers customized webinars and twelve-week online training programs on critical thinking in a multitude of topics, enabling us to custom-design a learning experience for your institution based on your needs and goals.

Full-Semester Courses in Critical Thinking

Fall 2024 Registration Open Now. Study under the guidance of a first-generation Paulian Scholar from the comfort of your home or office!

Complete coursework on your own time with continual feedback.

I found that I was fitted for nothing so well as for the study of Truth . . . with desire to seek, patience to doubt, fondness to meditate, slowness to assert, readiness to consider, carefulness to dispose and set in order . . . being a man that neither affects what is new nor admires what is old, and that hates every kind of imposture.

~ Francis Bacon (1605)


For more than 40 years, our goal has been to promote
essential change in education and society by cultivating
fairminded critical thinking — thinking which
embodies intellectual empathy, intellectual humility,
intellectual perseverance, intellectual integrity, and
intellectual responsibility.