Speakers – 2016

OCFA LOGO no galazy HR 2We are proud to have a select group of secular speakers this year at this year’s conference.  We assure you that these speakers will inspire and entertain you.  Each speaker will have approximately 25 minutes for their talk and there will be plenty of breaks and Q&A sessions during the event.

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mrdeity2 jpegMr Deity (Brian Dalton)

Mr. Deity is the creator of a series of satirical short films that parody aspects of religion.

 

donald protheroDonald Prothero

Dr. Donald Prothero taught college geology and paleontology for 35 years, at Caltech, Columbia, and Occidental, Knox, Vassar, Glendale, Mt. San Antonio, and Pierce Colleges. He earned his B.A. in geology and biology (highest honors, Phi Beta Kappa, College Award) from University of California Riverside in 1976, and his M.A. (1978), M.Phil. (1979), and Ph.D. (1982) in geological sciences from Columbia University. He is the author of over 35 books

scibabeThe SciBabe

Yvette d’Entremont is SciBabe (formerly Science Babe). She’s always looked at the alternative medicine and pseudoscience movements with a skeptical eye. When Vani Hari, a.k.a. the Food Babe, took a swipe at her Pumpkin Spice Lattes? It was a call to arms.

 

Phil_ZuckermanPhil Zuckerman

is a professor of Sociology at Pitzer College in Claremont, California”. He specializes in the sociology of secularity. He is the author of several books, including Society Without God (2008) for which he won ForeWord Magazine’s silver book of the year award, and Faith No More.

Screen Shot 2016-02-17 at 6.46.51 PMJim Underdown

James Underdown has been Executive Director of the Center for Inquiry-Los Angeles since 1999. He has written for both Skeptical Inquirer and Free Inquiry magazines. He is also the founder and chairman of the Independent Investigations Groups, the world’s largest paranormal investigation team. The IIG offers $100,000 to anyone who can prove paranormal ability.

 

ross blocherRoss Blocher

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