Skeptech Speaker Week, Part 3

Let’s reveal more speakers, shall we? Yes. Yes we shall, until there are no more.

Kate Greene

San Francisco-based author and journalist, Kate Greene, writes about topics that range from laser physics and artificial intelligence to heart transplants and human spaceflight. Her work has appeared in Discover magazine, The Economist, the New Yorker Elements blog, and U.S. News & World Report, among others. Kate has been an invited speaker and panel moderator at numerous conferences and events and has lectured on writing at Vanderbilt University and San Francisco State University. Last year, she was an astronaut stand-in for NASA’s four month simulated Mars mission called HI-SEAS, an isolation experiment widely covered by the Associated Press, MSNBC, and Her 2014 book called Reality Mining: Using Big Data to Engineer a Better World, co-authored with Nathan Eagle, will be published later this year by MIT Press. Kate can be found online at and @kgreene.

Hemant Mehta

Hemant Mehta is the editor of and the author of I Sold My Soul on eBay (2007) and The Young Atheist’s Survival Guide (2012). He has appeared on Fox News and CNN and serves in leadership positions for atheist organizations nationwide, including the Secular Student Alliance and Foundation Beyond Belief. When he’s not writing, Hemant is a National Board Certified high school math teacher in the suburbs of Chicago.

“If atheists thrive on the Internet, it makes perfect sense to devote a conference to the intersection of skepticism and technology. I’m thrilled to be a part of this event for the second time!”

Jesse Galef

Jesse Galef is the former Communications Director of the Secular Student Alliance, and currently serves the Humanist Community at Harvard as their National Community Coordinator. Jesse has appeared several times on national news networks including CNN as an SSA representative, speaks at conferences about philosophy, rationality, and psychology, and writes at

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