Reason in the Rock is Arkansas’s only annual conference on science and secularism.
The Arkansas Society of Freethinkers in Little Rock, Arkansas, hosts Reason in the Rock. The conference features two days worth of speakers and programming. Last year’s guests included:
- Dan Barker – Co-President of the Freedom From Religion Foundation; Author of Godless: How an Evangelical Preacher Became One of America’s Leading Atheists
- Jerry DeWitt – Former Pentecostal Pastor and Author of Hope After Faith
- Matt Dillahunty – Host of The Atheist Experience TV show and YouTube Channel
- Phil Ferguson – Blogger at Skeptic Money and Podcaster of The Pink Atheist
- Rachel Johnson – Blogger at The Godless Vagina and Podcaster of The Pink Atheist
- Darrel Ray, Ed.D. – Psychologist, Co-Founder of Recovering From Religion, the Clergy Project and the Secular Therapist Project, and Author of The God Virus and Sex & God
- Johnny Stine, Ph.D. – Biotech Researcher, North Coast Biologics
- David Silverman – President of American Atheists
- Jason Wiles, Ph.D. – Professor of Biology at Syracuse University; Assistant Director of McGill University’s Evolution Education Research Centre
- A viewing of the documentary No Dinosaurs in Heaven, followed by Q&A with filmmaker Greta Schiller
- Skeptics in the Pub – Little Rock’s chief skeptics, Ben Bell and Kyle Sanders, will escape the pub to give Reason in the Rock a taste of their regular production
- A debate about the Death Penalty. Arkansas Rep. Nate Steel (D – Nashville) will take on Sam Kooistra, Executive Director of the Arkansas Coalition to Abolish the Death Penalty
Plans are in the works for more Reason in the Rock.
Want to help organize, plan and execute this major undertaking? Volunteer! Look for the committee meetings on our calendar at Meetup.com.
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