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. Ben has also worked with the Secular Student Alliance in the UpperMidWest Network as a Volunteer Network Coordinator, as well as with various other secular and queer groups. When he isn’t giving talks about getting Malaria or doing activism, he enjoys arguing online, geeking out, being a techie for the state of Minnesota, and his caffeine addiction.
Watch Ben’s talk at Skepticon 7:
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
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