Monthly Webinar Q&A Sessions in the Center for Critical Thinking Community Online! Read More Here

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Join us for the world's longest-running conference on critical thinking!

takes place July 23 - 28, 2023 and is entirely online.

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

The Foundation for Critical Thinking offers customized webinars and six-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.

The 2023 Critical Thinking Academy

Join Drs. Linda Elder, Gerald Nosich, & Brian Barnes at the first in-person critical thinking event since 2019!

The 2023 Critical Thinking Academ
takes place October 13 - 15, 2023 in Bentonville, Arkansas.

Consider Us in Your Year-End Giving!

If comprehensive, fairminded critical thinking has made a difference in your life, work, teaching, or learning, we hope you will consider a year-end contribution to our efforts. Your gifts make many things possible, which you can read more about on our Donations page.

Open Q&A Webinar for Community Online Members

Join Dr. Linda Elder for this Critical Thinking Open Q&A, exclusive to members of the Center for Critical Thinking Community Online.

November 16th, 2022 at 8:00 p.m. EST (5:00 p.m. Pacific).

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.

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.