2019 Speakers & Panels

Behold the full line-up of your 2019 featured speakers! Flip each speaker's card for their bio, and click their Read More button for more details on their speaker page.


Anthony Magnabosco:

Leading practitioner of Street Epistemology

Anthony Magnabosco

Anthony Magnabosco is one of the leading practitioners of Street Epistemology. He has performed over 1000 interactions, many uploaded to his Youtube channel with 20,000 subscribers.

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Sarah Levin:

"Feelings, not Facts: Messaging on Secular Values"
Workshop: "Secular Values Voters: The Power of a Unified Voice"
"Advocacy 101: Connecting with your Lawmakers"

Sarah Levin

Secular Coalition for America

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Mandisa Thomas:

"Walking the Talk: How to Effectively Diversify Secular Groups"

President of Black Nonbelievers

Mandisa Thomas

Mandisa Thomas is the founder and President of Black Nonbelievers. She has multiple media appearances to her credit, and currently serves on the Boards for American Atheists and is the current chair of the board nominating committee for the American Humanist Association. Mandisa was named the Unitarian Universalist Humanist Association’s 2018 Person of the Year.

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Gayle Jordan:

"The Most Dangerous Woman in Tennessee"

Gayle Jordan

Gayle is Exec Director of Recovering from Religion. A former Southern Baptist, she left that faith 10 years ago. Gayle is an attorney and former personal trainer. She blogs about life on the farm, endurance event training, and secularism at Happy. Healthy. Heathen. In 2018 she ran as an openly secular candidate for TN State Senate.

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Bart Campolo:

"Why Love (Verb) May Be The Most Rational Life Strategy"

Bart Campolo

Author, host of the Humanize Me podcast, humanist chaplain at University of Cincinnati

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Dr. Tyrone Wells:

How to Talk to Anyone About Anything (5 tips from Street Epistemology)

Dr. Tyrone Wells

Hello, I'm Ty, and I practice Street Epistemology (SE), a way to have polite conversations with strangers about important topics. In the past year, it’s enabled me connect with people and help them consider more open-minded perspectives.
I want to show how SE can work for you, and most importantly, that SE is both accessible and fun! @5minChat

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Nick Fish

"Stories to tell: Breaking barriers and building bridges by putting a human face on atheism"

Nick Fish

President of American Atheists

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Secular Community - Sunday Assembly panel

"What is it like to participate in a secular community?"  Members of several Sunday Assembly communities swap stories and compare notes... How did you get involved?  What are some of the best and toughest experiences you've had in it?  What's it like  participating in a community experiment that is only five years old and still evolving?  What does the future look like for secular communities?

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Landry Butler

SA Nashville co-founder

Landry Butler

Sunday Assembly Nashville co-founder

Felicia Powers

(Moderator)

Felicia Castillo-Powers

SA Baltimore, SA Nashville

Adam Newton

SA Nashville co-founder

Adam Newton

SA Nashville co-founder, former band leader

Adrienne Marie

SA Knoxville co-founder

Adrienne Marie

SA Knoxville co-founder

 

Kunhee Cho

SA Nashville member

Kunhee Cho

SA Nashville member

Street Epistemology panel

"What can SE do for me?"  Some may assume that Street Epistemology can only be practiced on the street with strangers... Not so fast! Our panelists will share experiences of how they've applied SE approaches in multiple different situations, from social media, to in class, to at work, and at home. Come and learn how Street Epistemology can be useful with anyone in any setting!


Dr Tyrone Wells

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Dr Tyrone Wells

SE practitioner
@5minChat

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Anthony Magnabosco

(Moderator)

Anthony Magnabosco (Moderator)

Street Epistemology trainer

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Nichole Terry

@SkepticNikki

Nichole Terry

@SkepticNikki
Street Epistemology practitioner

Todd Yoder

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Todd Yoder

Street Epistemology practitioner

 

Bob Swanson

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Bob Swanson

SE practitioner

Queer & Atheist panel

"Other Within the Othered"  On being queer and atheist in the current political era.  (Panel discussion)


Nico Cunningham

Madison, AL

Nico Cunningham

Tutor, volunteer with HRC Alabama, geeky, Trekkie

Marissa A. McCool

(Moderator)

Marissa A. McCool

Author of seven books, host of two podcasts with almost 300 combined episodes, LGBTQ rights activist

David Lyle

Sunday Assembly Nashville

David Lyle

Retired family law attorney, co-founder of Sunday Assembly Nashville

Dr Marisa Richmond

Nashville

Dr Marisa Richmond

Democratic National Committee, Commissioner at Metro Human Relations Commission, History prof at MTSU

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Lexi

Chattanooga

Lexi

Bisexual, atheist woman in the South. Native of Chattanooga, TN. Previously Pentecostal.

Human Wisdom panel

Let's explore this year's theme: What is the wisdom we've learned that helps us be better human beings? What brings us happiness? What makes life more meaningful? What values are important to us as secular people? How can we be our best selves in this one life we know we have?


Sarah Levin

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Sarah Levin

Secular Coalition for America

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Bart Campolo

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Bart Campolo

Community builder

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Mandisa Thomas

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Mandisa Thomas

Founder & president of Black Nonbelievers, Inc

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Gayle Jordan

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Gayle Jordan

Recovering from Religion (RfR)

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Bob Faw

(Moderator)

Bob Faw (moderator)

Author, consultant, workshop leader for 30 years.

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