Another upcoming event, this time in Dublin. Atheist Ireland is doing a conference called Empowering Women Through Secularism the weekend of 29-30 June 2013. I will be there.
Everybody should go to this! It will be fantastic.
Speakers will include
- Ivana Bacik, Irish Senator and member of Atheist Ireland
- Dan Barker, Freedom From Religion Foundation, USA
- Ophelia Benson, author and commentator, USA
- Ann Brusseel, Member of Flemish Parliament, Belgium
- Mairin de Burca, writer and secularist, Ireland
- Jane Donnelly, Education Policy Officer Atheist Ireland
- Annie Laurie Gaylor, Freedom From Religion Foundation, USA
- Anthea McTiernan, Editor Irish Times Ticket Magazine
- PZ Myers, science professor and blogger, USA
- Maryam Namazie, Council of Ex-Muslims in Britain
- Taslima Nasrin, novelist and activist, Bangladesh and India
- Michael Nugent, Chairperson Atheist Ireland
- Nina Sankari, Polish Rationalist Association
- Farhana Shakir, lawyer and legal consultant, Pakistan
- Kate Smurthwaite, comedian and activist, Britain
- Anne Marie Waters, One Law for All Campaign, Britain
- Rebecca Watson, Skepchick network, USA
Fantastic, I tell you.
That’s tantalising. I mean, it’s still 2,000 miles away, but I’m unlikely to get anything closer, and what a line up!
Ophelia Benson says
Well if you’re tantalised…
Claire Ramsey says
Magnificent news!!! SEE! You are fabulous too. Do you have gold pants?
Marie-Thérèse O'Loughlin says
I concur with Claire R’s sentiment.
I think all conference speakers should opportunistically avail of a pre-arranged tour to both the Seanad and Dáil Éireann, courtesy of Ivana Bacik, see: http://www.ivanabacik.com/ It’s only a stone’s throw from the conference venue. I’m also sure colleagues / senator could arrange a short guided tour of the ‘Long Room’ at nearby Trinity College where she works. You’ll all see that there’s nothing like a true Irish Céad Míle Fáilte when it’s put to the test. Both excursions shouldn’t take up too much of your otherwise busy schedule. Anyway, these are just my humble suggestions.
I was at the World Atheist Convention in Dublin in 2011. That was organised by Atheist Ireland too and it was a great event.
And before anyone accuses me, I am not Elevator Guy, I promise 🙂
I’ll try to go to this one, too, there are some amazing speakers..
David Hart says
This might actually be a good excuse for me to visit Ireland, the closest country to me that I haven’t yet been to. I’ll see what I can manage.