The Center for Inquiry (CFI) Speakers Bureau is a tool for campus groups, community groups, and conference organizers to find quality speakers on topics related to CFI’s mission of fostering a secular society based on reason, science, freedom of inquiry, and humanist values.
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Topics: Activism & Organizing, Atheism & Secularism, Humanism, Religion, Skepticism, Social Issues & Movements
Subtopics: Community group organizing, Event planning, Women & gender
Jennifer Beahan is the Executive Director for CFI–Michigan. She is responsible for the day-to-day operations of CFI–Michigan and is working to build a secular community throughout Michigan. Her interests include volunteer management, program development and evaluation, secular activism, and women’s rights. She holds a Bachelor’s of Music Education (K-12), and in addition to her work …Learn more about Jennifer Beahan >
Topics: Humanism, Politics, Social Issues & Movements
Subtopics: Atheist/secular movement, Campus group organizing, Coming out atheist, Community group organizing, Event planning, Leaving religion, Religious criticism, Starting a group, Women & gender
After nearly 20 years in congregational pastoral ministry Ryan left his church in 2013 and shortly thereafter began an exploration of atheism and humanism and wrote about his experience at the Year Without God blog. His experience and writing became an international phenomenon and was covered by CNN, BBC, NPR, Los Angeles Times, and dozens …Learn more about Ryan Bell >
Topics: Humanism, Philosophy, Science (General), Social Issues & Movements, Sociology & Anthropology
Subtopics: Alternative medicine, Atheist/secular movement, Campus group organizing, Coming out atheist, Community group organizing, Conspiracy theories, Ethics & morality, Event planning, Evolution, LGBTQ issues, Meaning of life, Paranormal & fringe-science claims, Philosophy of science, Pseudoscience, Science denial, Science education, Sex & sexuality, Skeptic movement
Ben is an organizer and activist best known for his service work through the Pathfinders Project, a yearlong international service trip sponsored by Foundation Beyond Belief. The Pathfinders supported clean water, education, human rights, and environmental conservation work around in eight countries the globe, as well as providing the framework for the Humanist Service Corps. …Learn more about Ben Blanchard >
Topics: Activism & Organizing, Atheism & Secularism, Cognitive Science, Humanism, Social Issues & Movements, Sociology & Anthropology
Subtopics: African American humanism, Atheist/secular movement, Community group organizing, Event planning, LGBTQ issues, Mental illness, Sex & sexuality, Starting a group
Diane Burkholder is a cisgender, queer, mixed race, Black feminist community organizer who has lived in Kansas City since 2011, via South Dakota and California. Her education is in sociology (CSU-Long Beach) and Ethnic Studies (San Francisco State University). She’s a co-founder of One-Struggle KC, a coalition of Kansas City activists seeking to connect the struggles …Learn more about Diane Burkholder >
Topics: Activism & Organizing, Psychology, Religion, Social Issues & Movements
Subtopics: Atheist/secular movement, Campus group organizing, Event planning, LGBTQ issues, Mental illness
As a student, JT Eberhard co-founded the Missouri State University Church of the Flying Spaghetti Monster, which became one of the nation’s largest and most active college skeptic groups within a year. He would go on to lead the group for five years. He previously served as the High School Specialist with the Secular Student …Learn more about JT Eberhard >
Topics: Activism & Organizing, Atheism & Secularism, Chemistry, Humanism, Psychology, Science (General), Social Issues & Movements
Subtopics: Atheist/secular movement, Coming out atheist, Community group organizing, Event planning, LGBTQ issues, Mental illness, Starting a group, Women & gender
Noelle George is a secular activist who grew up in Seattle and studied chemical engineering at the University of Washington. She didn’t become passionate about secular activism until she moved to Houston, TX in 2004 and was often asked, “Where do you go to church?” Noelle moved to Houston to work for a Fortune 500 …Learn more about Noelle George >
Topics: Activism & Organizing, Humanism
Subtopics: African American humanism, Campus group organizing, Community group organizing, Event planning, Starting a group
Debbie Goddard is the outreach director at the Center for Inquiry in Amherst, NY. She is also the director of African Americans for Humanism. Before working for CFI, she participated in local freethought groups in the greater Philadelphia region and helped organize and support campus groups internationally as a student volunteer. She has also been involved …Learn more about Debbie Goddard >
Topics: Activism & Organizing, Atheism & Secularism, Politics, Religion, Social Issues & Movements
Subtopics: Atheist/secular movement, Campus group organizing, Coming out atheist, Community group organizing, Event planning, Free expression issues, History of atheism/secularism, Islam, Leaving religion, LGBTQ issues, Lobbying, Religious criticism, Religious extremism, Separation of church and state, Starting a group
Maryam Namazie is an Iranian-born writer and activist. She is the Spokesperson for Fitnah – Movement for Women’s Liberation, One Law for All and the Council of Ex-Muslims of Britain. She hosts a weekly television programme in Persian and English called Bread and Roses. She is on the International Advisory Board of the Raif Badawi …Learn more about Maryam Namazie >
Topics: Activism & Organizing, Humanism, Politics
Subtopics: Community group organizing, Event planning, Lobbying, Separation of church and state, Starting a group
Reba Boyd Wooden is Executive Director of Center for Inquiry Indiana. She started The Humanist Friendship Group of Central Indiana in 1999 which became the Center for Inquiry Community of Indiana in 2005. On April 1, 2007, Center for Inquiry Indiana opened on the Indianapolis downtown canal walk at 350 Canal Walk, Suite A. Reba …Learn more about Reba Boyd Wooden >