Center for Inquiry


cfi summit 500 2013

The CFI Summit, the unprecedented, international conference uniting the humanist and skeptic movements, has added new speakers to its already-powerful lineup. As if luminaries like Bill Nye, Susan Jacoby, Eugenie Scott, and Cara Santa Maria were not enough, three late additions from the worlds of media, science, and activism are set to make the CFI Summit an even more unforgettable experience.

Josh ZeppsA journalist and new media pioneer, Australia's Josh Zepps joins the Summit from his post as a founding host and producer at online talk network HuffPost Live, after hosting stints with such outlets as Bloomberg TV, the Discovery Channel, and as an anchor for CBS's Peabody Award-winning Channel One News. Josh describes himself as "a science nerd, a politics wonk, and a passionate advocate of secularism and reason."

Debbie GoddardFrom CFI's own ranks, we're thrilled that director of outreach Debbie Goddard has joined the Summit lineup. Apart from her outreach duties, where she coordinates with CFI branches and campus groups around the world, Goddard is director of CFI's African Americans for Humanism, a contributor to Skepchick, and a respected activist for progressive and LGBT causes.

Mark HatcherMark D. Hatcher came to the secularist community's attention as one of the faces of the African Americans for Humanism 2012 ad campaign, and as founder of Secular Students of Howard University (SSHU), the first officially recognized secular organization at a historically black college or university. Since then he has made a powerful impact as an activist, scientist, and speaker. He is currently a PhD candidate of Neurophysiology at Howard University and CFO of Black Atheists of America.

The CFI Summit takes place October 24-27 in Tacoma, Washington. So don't wait. Join Josh, Debbie, Mark, and the entire roster of speakers and attendees from the freethinking community for this unmissable event.


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