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, Education, Politics, Religion, Social Issues & Movements
Subtopics: Atheist/secular movement, Critical thinking, Free expression issues, Islam, Leaving religion, Religious criticism, Religious extremism, Separation of church and state, Social media
Faisal is an Iraqi-born award-winning human rights activist, satirist, speaker and writer. He is an advocate for Universal Human Rights, secularism and the free market of ideas, and is enthusiastic about the intersection of technology and advocacy. He is also the founder of multiple online platforms that together have more than 400,000 subscribers and millions of …Learn more about Faisal Saeed Al-Mutar >
Topics: Atheism & Secularism, Media, Politics, Religion
Subtopics: Atheist/secular movement, Journalism, Music, Separation of church and state, Social media
Paul Fidalgo has been communications director of the Center for Inquiry since 2012. He holds a master’s degree in political management from George Washington University, and has worked previously for FairVote: The Center for Voting and Democracy and the Secular Coalition for America. Paul is also an actor and musician whose work includes five years …Learn more about Paul Fidalgo >
Topics: Activism & Organizing, Atheism & Secularism, Skepticism
Subtopics: Atheist/secular movement, Community group organizing, Event planning, Sex & sexuality, Skeptic movement, Social media, Starting a group
Lauren Lane is a Founder and the President of Skepticon, a national conference located annually in Springfield, MO that promotes skepticism, science education and community building. During her tenure as an undergraduate, Lauren held various leadership positions in the Missouri State University Chapter of the Flying Spaghetti Monster, a secular student group that revolutionized student activism. …Learn more about Lauren Lane >
Topics: Arts & Entertainment, Debates, History, Media, Philosophy, Politics, Social Issues & Movements, Sociology & Anthropology
Subtopics: Art & science, Atheist/secular movement, Comedy, Critical thinking, Ethics & morality, Filmmaking, Free expression issues, Journalism, LGBTQ issues, Music, Poetry, Sex & sexuality, Social media, Women & gender
Marissa Alexa McCool, 32, is a podcaster, author, performer, speaker, and an LGBT rights/atheist activist. She’s a trans woman, married, partnered, and a parent. Born in Akron, Ohio and currently residing in Saint Paul, Minnesota with her family, she graduated the University of Pennsylvania in 2017 with degrees in English, Cinema and Media Studies, and …Learn more about Marissa Alexa McCool >
Topics: Media, Science (General), Skepticism
Subtopics: Alternative medicine, Comedy, Conspiracy theories, Journalism, Mental illness, Music, Pseudoscience, Science denial, Social media
Seth Mnookin is Director of the Graduate Program in Science Writing and a Professor of Comparative Media Studies/Writing at M.I.T. His most recent book, The Panic Virus: The True Story Behind the Vaccine-Autism Controversy, won the National Association of Science Writers “Science in Society” Award and was a finalist for the Los Angeles Times book prize. …Learn more about Seth Mnookin >
Topics: Activism & Organizing, Atheism & Secularism, Education, Philosophy, Religion, Science (General), Skepticism, Social Issues & Movements
Subtopics: Critical thinking, Paranormal & fringe-science claims, Pseudoscience, Psychology of religion, Religious criticism, Science denial, Science education, Skeptic movement, Social media, Women & gender
Kylie Sturgess is the President of the Atheist Foundation of Australia and an award-winning Philosophy teacher with over ten years experience in education. She has lectured on teaching critical thinking, feminism, new media and anomalistic beliefs worldwide, and regularly writes editorial for numerous publications. In 2011, she was the winner of the Best Individual Activist …Learn more about Kylie Sturgess >
Topics: Activism & Organizing, Atheism & Secularism, Education, Humanism, Philosophy, Religion, Science (General), Skepticism
Subtopics: Atheist/secular movement, Critical thinking, Ethics & morality, Pseudoscience, Science denial, Science education, Social media
Dr. Gleb Tsipursky is passionate about promoting truth-oriented behavior, rational thinking, and wise decision-making. He serves as the President of Intentional Insights, a nonprofit devoted to popularizing these topics. Its main current focus is the Pro-Truth Pledge, a project that aims to reverse the tide of lies and promote truth in public discourse through combining …Learn more about Gleb Tsipursky >