Help Get a New, Grassroots Skeptic/Atheist Conference Started… in the Bible Belt!
Posted by mattusmaximus on February 17, 2012
My skeptical colleague Phil over at the Skeptic Money blog is attempting to get donations to the newly-formed Wichita Coalition of Reason in Kansas to hold their first FREE event – The Skeptics of Oz!
But Phil is doing more than that. Phil is literally putting his money where his mouth is because for the next week (that is, until February 25th) his company, Polaris Financial Planning, will be matching donations to help get this group and their event off the ground. Read more below (or at Phil’s blog entry), spread the word, and please consider donating…
Welcome to the official The Skeptics of Oz website. This is a FREE conference that will be held in Wichita, KS on April 21st and 22nd at The Forum Theater. We will be bringing in a number of speakers to talk on the subjects of science, skepticism, and atheism. Stay tuned for more information!
Registration is open! There is limited seating so please register so we know if you are coming!
Skeptics of Oz will feature several exciting speakers.
- Phil Plait
In the Beginning
The Bad Astronomer
- James Underdown
Investigation and Conversation: Dealing with Paranormal Claims
Executive Director of the Center for Inquiry-Los Angeles
- J Anderson Thomson
Why We Believe in Gods
Staff psychiatrist at the University of Virginia Student Health Services and the Institute of Law, Psychiatry and Public Policy at the University of Virginia
- Darrel Ray
Sex and Secularism Author, speaker, and organizational psychologist
- Abbie Smith
Graduate student studying evolution of viruses
- Carol Fiore
Grieving without God
Environmental educator, writer, animal rights activist
- Amanda Knief
Atheism in the Workplace
Government Relations Manager at Secular Coalition for America and cofounder of Iowa Atheists and Freethinkers
- Phil Ferguson
Homeopathy – The Power of 10
Blogger at Skeptic Money, evangelical atheist, and owner of Polaris Financial Planning.
- James Croft
Good Without God
Research and Education Fellow at the Humanist Chaplaincy at Harvard