The Kamloops Centre for Rational Thought and Okanagan Centre for Inquiry are holding a conference titled Imagine No Religion May 7, 2011.
This looks like a good (if short) conference with an impressive list of speakers.
“PZ” Myers is an American biology professor at the University of Minnesota Morris (UMM) and the author of the science blogPharyngula. He is currently an associate professor of biology at UMM. He has published numerous research papers in Nature and other notable scientific journals.
Jen is the author of the popular blog Blag Hag. She is also the creator of the phenomena known as Boobquake !
She is also very active in the atheist movement. She co-founded the Society of Non-Theists at Purdue University, she is also on the Board of Directors of the Secular Student Alliance .
Dr. diCarlo is a Philosopher of Science and Ethics whose interests in cognitive evolution have taken him into the natural and social sciences. His research focuses on how and why humans reason, think, and act the way they do.
Stuart Bechman is a rationally-fanatic activist for atheism and freethought in the Los Angeles metro area, where he serves as president of Atheists United of Los Angeles. He also served as President of Atheist Alliance International for 2 years.
Stuart’s Atheist nexus Page
Brian Dalton aka Mr.Deity
Brian Dalton is the Creator, writer, director and star of the Internet show, Mr.Deity. Check out his website or look up episodes on you tube.
My name is Nate Phelps. I am one of the estranged children of Pastor Fred Phelps of the Westboro Baptist Church. I am assuming that you know about my father and his church.
Since my father began his latest assault on some segment of the world in 1991, I have been approached from time to time, and asked to provide my perspective on this story. I have obliged, and a few more people are made aware of the dark, or should I say darker, side of my father.
Justin Trottier is the National Executive Director of the Centre for Inquiry Canada, one of the country’s leading national educational charities advancing science and secularism, host of Think Again TV! as well as a contributor to the National Post and the Michael Coren Show on CTS TV. He is an outspoken advocate of freedom of expression and inquiry, science education, church-state separation, and equality rights for non-believers.