So, somewhat unexpectantly, I wound up booked for several very exciting opportunities to give talks here in the month of July. Earlier in this month, on July 7, I was on a panel at CONvergence called “Science: Friends or Foes?” Alongside me were Heina Dababhoy from Skepchick, Debbie Goddard, who is the Director of Outreach at CFI, from NASA, and Bridget Landry from NASA and PZ Myers from Pharyngula. Although the panel was lopsidedly in agreement on most points, there were a few points of contention between us and then some interesting audience members who sparred with us. I am grateful to Jason Thibeault who quickly made an audio recording of the panel available online. Soon there should also be video and a transcript. I was quite pleased with the number of points important to me that I got around to making so it should be worth listening to or watching or reading the transcript if you like the way I think about or phrase things.
Finally, I am extremely honored and excited that Debbie Goddard and CFI On Campus field organizer Sarah Kaiser have invited me to present at CFI’s 2013 Student Leadership Conference the weekend of July 25-28 at CFI-Transnational in Amherst, NY. It means a lot to me to have the privilege to address the incredibly inspiring, talented, passionate, idealist student leaders who are the hope of this movement.