The global movement toward a secular world, governed by reason and evidence, continues to gather momentum. Imagine No Religion 2, which has sold out weeks in advance, will bring together world-class speakers, thinkers and activists at an atheist convention to be held 18 - 20 May 2012 in Kamloops, British Columbia.
Kamloops Centre for Rational Thought
Atheist Alliance International
Atheist Alliance International (AAI) is a global alliance of atheist/freethought groups and individuals, committed to educating its members and the public about atheism, secularism and related issues. Atheist Alliance International's vision is a secular world where public policy, scientific inquiry and education are not influenced by religious beliefs, but based upon sound reasoning, rationality and evidence. Atheist Alliance International's mission is to challenge and confront religious organisations and faith and strengthen global atheism by promoting the growth and interaction of atheist and freethought organisations in countries and regions around the world and undertaking international educational and advocacy projects.
t: +33 6 44 32 70 52
languages: English (interviews in Spanish, German and French can also be arranged)
Centre for Inquiry Canada
CFI is an educational charity with a mandate to educate and provide training to the public in the application of skeptical, secular, rational, and humanistic enquiry. CFI Canada engages the public across Canada through conferences, symposia, lectures, and to develop communities where free thinking individuals can meet and share their experiences.
National Communications Director
t: +1 416 402-8856
Appendix - Imagine No Religion 2 selected speaker information
Lawrence Krauss, theoretical physicist, professor of physics, Foundation Professor of the School of Earth and Space Exploration and director of the Origins Project at the Arizona State University. He is the author of several bestselling books, including A Universe from Nothing: Why There Is Something Rather than Nothing.
Maryam Namazie, an activist, commentator and broadcaster on Iran, rights, cultural relativism, secularism, religion, political Islam and other related topics. Namazie is founder of Iran Solidarity and Spokesperson for the One Law for All Campaign against Sharia Law in Britain and the Council of Ex-Muslims of Britain.
PZ Myers, biologist and author of the popular Pharyngula blog.
Matt Dillahunty, President of the Atheist Community of Austin and host of their live television program The Atheist Experience.
Desiree Schell, host of Skeptically Speaking, a syndicated live radio show and podcast that broadcasts across North America.
Dr. Andy Thomson, staff psychiatrist at Counseling and Psychological Services at the University of Virginia Student Health Services, as well as the Institute of Law, Psychiatry and Public Policy. Dr. Thomson is a trustee for the Richard Dawkins Foundation for Reason and Science
Joyce Arthur, Founder and Executive Director of the Abortion Rights Coalition of Canada
Christopher diCarlo, an author, outspoken activist for freethought and secularism, an adviser to CFI Canada, fellow of the Society of Ontario Freethinkers and board advisor to Freethought TV. His latest book is How To Be A Really Good Pain in the Ass: A Critical Thinker's Guide to Asking the Right Questions.