This weekend is the big debate in Dallas!

My April speaking schedule kicks off this weekend with a team debate at the North Texas Secular Student Convention.  I’ll be pairing up with Matt Dillahunty to take on Dr. Robert Sloan Lee and John Ferrer over the question “Does God Exist?”

I’m ready!  I’ve been waking up every morning to do logic squats and rhetoric pull ups.

If debate’s not your flavor, you should come for the other speakers: Damon Fowler, Hemant Mehta, David Fitzgerald, and Sam Singleton.

David and Sam always have two of the most viewed talked at Skepticon via youtube.  Aside from being informative, they are two of the funniest people I know.  Hemant is just phenomenal (he got to speak at the Reason Rally for Pete’s sake).

I hope to see a bunch of you there!  Buy your (insanely underpriced) tickets here (they’re free if you’re an SSA student!).

The conference will take place at Collin College’s Preston Ridge Campus in Frisco, TX.  The convention will last from 9am until 6pm.  As for as the conference center, there isn’t really a room number, it’s just the conference center.  Technically it might be part of J building.  Here are driving directions and here’s a helpful diagram.

About JT Eberhard

When not defending the planet from inevitable apocalypse at the rotting hands of the undead, JT is a writer and public speaker about atheism, gay rights, and more. He spent two and a half years with the Secular Student Alliance as their first high school organizer. During that time he built the SSA’s high school program and oversaw the development of groups nationwide. JT is also the co-founder of the popular Skepticon conference and served as the events lead organizer during its first three years.

  • neatospiderplant

    Do you know if the debate will be watchable from the internets at some point?

    • kevinbutler

      We have plans to put everything online, yes.

  • Cafeeine

    The obvious question: Will there be an official recording available?

    • kevinbutler

      We have plans to put everything online, maybe even a DVD

  • Art Vandelay

    So what side of the debate will you and Dillahunty be defending?

  • Janstince

    Too bad it’s this weekend. First anniversary, and the missus and I are planning a few interesting activities. Possibly followed by getting out of the house :D.

    • Janstince

      Though, I could recommend a few good places to eat.

      Ojeda’s is the best mexican food up here, closely followed by Manny’s Uptown. Patrizio’s does awesome Italian, though a little pricey as Italian is wont to be. Bavarian Grill is good German food, though pricey, and authentic German beers on tap or bottle (they have Warsteiner on tap, with enough alcohol content to subdue a welding burn). Al Amir is a good Mediterranean place, with hookah, and the lamb is completely awesome and juicy. Roti Grill for excellent curries. Baker Brothers does great sandwiches and salads (try the black bean soup).

      For faster, less pricey food, I’d suggest Smashburger, Mooyah, Freebirds Burritos (hands down better than Chipotle), and Burger Street (curly fries).

      • kevinbutler

        Those places are a bit far from Frisco. We’ll be near Preston and 121. Anything people would want will be around there.

        • Janstince

          Actually, there’s supposedly an Ojeda’s up in Lewisville area. Addison isn’t that far, either, just a straight shot down Preston if you want. Addison has the largest collection of good food places around, I think.

          Bavarian Grill is in Plano, which also isn’t that far. Of course, I suppose “far” is a relative term. Here in Texas, “near” generally means less than 30 minutes driving.

          DFW is sprawling wide. I don’t get up to Frisco much, so not sure what exactly is up there besides subdivisions of McMansions.