Speakers (for Firefox/Opera Users)
Brianne Bilyeu is a volunteer radio show host and occasional interviewer for Atheists Talk, which is a production of the Minnesota Atheists. She writes the blog Biodork on Freethought Blogs.
Ben Blanchard is a senior Biomedical Studies Major (microbiology focus) at St. Cloud State University, where he serves as president of SSA at SCSU. Ben aspires to make the world a better place by first creating plastic eating bacteria, then becoming a pediatric oncologist. In his little free time, he enjoys absorbing random knowledge from the internet, friendly debates with devout theists, doing science, and amassing nerd-cred. He also blogs at TheSweaterVest.com.
Greta Christina writes the popular blog Greta Christina’s Blog (very creative name) on Freethought Blogs. She has been writing professionally since 1989, on topics including sexuality and sex-positivity, LGBT issues, politics, culture, and whatever crosses her mind. She is the author of “Why Are You Atheists So Angry? 99 Things That Piss Off the Godless”
JT Eberhard was an SSA Campus Organizer specializing in High School groups. He co-founded the Missouri State University Church of the Flying Spaghetti Monster. He is also a co-founder of the Skepticon annual convention. He writes the blog What Would JT Do?.
Tim Farley is the creator of the website What’s The Harm?, a resource where stories are documented and categorized about the damage done when people fail to use critical thinking skills. Farley was also instrumental in the apprehension of spammer “David Mabus“. He is a Research Fellow with the James Randi Educational Foundation. Additionally, he blogs at http://skeptools.com.
Jesse Galef is the Communications Director for the Secular Student Alliance. Before being hired in 2010, he worked for the Secular Coalition for America and the American Humanist Association.Jesse graduated with honors from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill with a degree in Political Science. He was president of the nonreligious student group on campus as well as an active member of various religious organizations, including the Orthodox Christian Fellowship and Christian Apologetics of Carolina. In his spare time, he likes to read, breakdance, and play board games.
|Geeks Without God
Geeks Without God is a recently-launched podcast hosted by three godless, geeky Minnesotans. They appeared at CONvergence 2012 (the conference co-founded by GWG panelist Tim back in 1999), and their podcast feed can be found on iTunes here.
Maggie is the science editor at BoingBoing.net, one of the most-read blogs in the United States with millions of monthly readers, as well as a Columnist for The New York Times Magazine, under the column Eureka, which covers the intersection between science and culture.
Scott Lohman is the president of the Humanists of Minnesota and avid Star Trek fan. He has acted as an interviewer and as a backup host for the Humanists of Minnesota“Atheists Talk” radio program.
Jen McCreight is a graduate of Purdue University with a double major in Genetics and Evolution and a minor in Psychology. She co-founded the Society of Non-Theists at Purdue. Jen is the Vice Chair for the Secular Student Alliance. Jen is now pursuing a PhD in the Department of Genome Sciences at the University of Washington, and is a proud member of the Seattle Skeptics. She writes at the popular blog Blag Hag, a member of the Freethought Blogs network.
Brendan Murphy was a graduate in mathematical biology, class of 2011, from the University of Minnesota Twin Cities. He served as the Finance Director for Campus Atheists, Skeptics, and Humanists – CASH for two years. He now serves as the Treasurer for the Secular Student Alliance.
PZ is a professor of Biology at the University of Minnesota Morris and works in the field of evolutionary developmental biology. His blog Pharyngula on Freethought Blogs is very popular and was listed as the top-ranked blog written by a scientist by the scientific journal Nature.
Zach Weinersmith is the author and illustrator of the webcomic Saturday Morning Breakfast Cereal, two time winner of the Outstanding Single Panel Comic award. Weinersmith has launched a side project linked with SMBC called SMBC-Theater, featuring skits and short videos put up on YouTube.
Stephanie Zvan is a blogger at Freethought Blogs, under her banner Almost Diamonds. Stephanie is also one of the hosts for Atheists Talk, a radio show and podcast produced by the Minnesota Atheists, and she speaks on science and skepticism in a number of venues, including science fiction and fantasy conventions.