Today, we’re proud to announce the launch of our brand new Skeptical Speakers Bureau. We’re hoping to make it easier for local skeptical organizers to find speakers for their events. We also want to help budding skeptical activists raise their profiles, and make it easier for them to get their message out there.
Whether you’re a skeptical organizer planning an event, or a skeptic with something to say, please check out our new Skeptical Speakers Bureau. Browse our fabulous lineup, submit a request for an appearance by one of our speakers, or add your name to the list for organizers to find.
We also would like to welcome Patrick Jerome to the staff of Grassroots Skeptics. Patrick is the president of the Jackson Skeptical Society in Jackson, Mississippi. He joins us as the Coordinator for our Speakers Bureau. He’ll be responsible for handling the requests for appearances that we receive.
Finally, we’d like to thank Kylie Sturgess, host of the Token Skeptic podcast, and Desiree Schell, host of the radio show Skeptically Speaking. In addition to signing up to speak, they’ve both worked hard behind the scenes to recruit speakers in the weeks leading up to the launch. Ladies, thanks for everything.
A copy of our official press release is available here.
Have you ever had this experience? You’re sitting down to plan a skeptical conference, meeting, shindig or hootenanny. You want to schedule a presentation on some fascinating subject. You’re sure it will be a hit, if you can just find the right speaker to anchor your event. But where do you start looking to find that perfect presenter?
Grassroots Skeptics is pleased to announce that we’ve started working with writer, educator, blogger and podcaster Kylie Sturgess, to build a brand new Skeptical Speakers Bureau.
Kylie knows a thing or two about bringing skepticism to the public in a way that’s both smart and accessible. She’s given presentations on skepticism and the paranormal at TAM, Dragon*Con and the Australian Skeptics National Conference. She contributes interviews to The Skeptic Zone podcast, and recently started her own podcast, Token Skeptic. Her writing on various skeptical topics is collected on her blog, PodBlack Cat.
Our goal is to put at your disposal all the information you need to find just the right speaker for your skeptical event, and we’re excited to have Kylie’s help to bring it together. We’re in the development stage right now, but there will be more information coming shortly. Stay tuned!
EDIT: If you’re interested in being a part of our new Skeptical Speakers Bureau, you can add your information to the signup form. We’re hoping to make it as easy as possible for skeptical groups to find speakers on a wide range of topics, and your participation is a great first step. Thanks!
We’ve recently added the following skeptical podcasts to our Media Index. If your group isn’t on our list yet, let us know!
Skeptics With A K
We’ve recently added the following skeptical sites to our Website Index. If your blog or website isn’t on our list yet, let us know!
Critical Thinking Education Group