Posted by on June 11, 2011 in Quick Note | 2 comments

This morning fills me with joy, with the announcement that I won a ticket to the Think Inc conference this coming September in Melbourne! The conference promises to be an awesome experience, and I am really looking forward to it.The website describes the event thus:

The Concept
Think Inc. is a science and rationalism conference held in Melbourne, Australia. Think Inc.’s core purpose is to celebrate science and rationalism in a thought-provoking yet ultimately accessible way. Our growing list of world-renowned speakers all share a common goal of promoting rational thought and scientific discussion through a platform that is both educational and entertaining.
We serve those with an interest in rationalism, science and intellectual discourse; primarily (but definitely not limited to) atheists, agnostics, skeptics, rationalists, humanists and science enthusiasts, as well as university students from both science and humanities backgrounds.
At Think Inc. we aim to differ ourselves from other conferences that run for multiple days and tend to become a bit…content heavy.
With an emphasis on entertainment as much as intellectual content, we hope Think Inc. will attract those who might otherwise feel that a conference is too serious or boring in nature for them to attend.
Not so. Melbourne is about to be treated to the world’s first ‘intellectual big day out!’.
The Theme for our conference this year
“As a global community, what key changes do we have to make in the next 10 years in order to survive and flourish?”

The list of speakers in reads like this: Neil deGrasse Tyson, Chrisopher Hitchens, Cristina Rad, Michael Shermer, Father Bob Maguire, Shane Koyczan, Ayaan Hirsi Ali, Professor Tim Flannery, Josh Thomas. As you can see, the list is not just atheists, it includes people from varied backgrounds, including a Catholic priest, so surely the talks given will be just as varied. I am so excited to be attending, and I hope to see some of you guys there also. I will be live-tweeting the event, and hope to blog about each of the talks.

So while all these people are in town, I will make it my duty to try and speak to each of the speakers, and compile a podcast for the event. So I was wondering, do you have any questions you’d like me to ask them, individually or just in general? Please leave any questions you might have in the comments section below.

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  1. CONGRATULATIONS!!! I’m so very happy for you, Marty! ♥

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  2. Would you please ask about the feasibility of creating a “Rationalist” political party in the U.S.?

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