I have been invited by to speak at third annual Pennsylvania State Atheist/Humanist Convention to be held in Pittsburgh on August 29-31, 2014 and have accepted. The invitation is quite flexible. The conference has no theme as such and they are giving me the freedom to pitch my own topic, although suggesting that one based on an earlier talk based on my series Why Atheism is Winning may be suitable.
I have given that talk before but it was three years ago and I think that the novelty has gone since the evidence that atheism is winning is now increasingly clear.
So I want to ask readers of this blog what kind of talk they might like to hear from me, if they had the opportunity. I like talks to have some educational component to them. Given the venue and audience, it should involve some aspect of atheism and skepticism of course, so a talk that is purely about science such as on the Higgs mechanism may be out. A talk dealing with the Age of the Earth may work. I could also do one on The Logic of Science.
I have been thinking that the evolving legal situation with all recent court cases involving the Establishment Clause, Free Exercise Clause, and RFRA may be topical and new enough to people. Since I am not a lawyer, I will have to check if they have a lawyer who is more competent to speak on this as one of their roster of speakers.
What do you think?
I am not part of the atheist/humanist conference circuit so this will be an opportunity to meet some people whom I know just by name.
Thanks in advance for any suggestions.