Speakers

LogiCal-LA 2019 brings many exciting speakers and panelists to the Los Angeles area for an inspiring weekend of critical thinking and skepticism, science education and nightly entertainment. More information about our speakers will be coming soon.

Our past speakers:

LogiCal-LA 2018

Professor Lawrence M. Krauss, the internationally known theoretical physicist and cosmologist, will give the keynote address at LogiCal-LA 2018 on Sunday afternoon. 

Yvette D’Entremont, (confirmation pending), Science blogger SciBabe, scientist, writer, public speaker

Diane Goldstein, Lt. Commander (Ret.), Board Secretary at LEAP

Pascal Gagneux, Ph.D., UC San Diego School of Medicine

Abby Hafer, doctorate in zoology, professor at Curry College, speaker, writer, and humanist 

Harriet Hall, Retired Air Force flight surgeon and family physician, “The SkepDoc”

Sheldon W. Helms, professor of psychology, Ohlone College, ShelShocked science, and skepticism podcast 

Cheryl Hollinger, biology teacher, TIES (Richard Dawkins Foundation for Reason and Science)

Julien Musolino, cognitive scientist, author, and professor at Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ

Bob Novella, co-founder and host of The Skeptics Guide to the Universe podcast

Alex J. O’Connor, owner of the Cosmic Skeptic blog and YouTube channel

Brian Palermo, actor, author, and science communication advocate

Jamy Ian Swiss, skeptic, magician, comedian, artist: The Honest Liar

John Wathey, computational biologist and author

Karen Yuen, Science Data Applications Lead, NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory

 

LogiCal-LA 2017

Seth Andrews is an author and speaker on the subject of atheism. He is the creator and host of The Thinking Atheist online community, podcast, and YouTube channel, and the author of the self-published books Deconverted and Sacred Cows.

Dan Barker is an American atheist activist who served as an evangelical Christian preacher and musician for 19 years but left Christianity in 1984. He and his wife Annie Laurie Gaylor are the current co-presidents of the Freedom From Religion Foundation.

Sean Carroll  is a theoretical physicist specializing in quantum mechanics, gravity, and cosmology. 

Brian Dunning is an American writer and producer who focuses on science and skepticism.[1]He has hosted a weekly podcast, Skeptoid, since 2006, and he is an author of a series of books on the subject of scientific skepticism, some of which are based on the podcast.     

Jerry Coyne is an American biologist known for his work on speciation and his commentary on intelligent design. A prolific scientist and author, he has published dozens of papers elucidating the theory of evolution.

Harriet Hall is a U.S. retired family physician, former U.S. Air Force flight surgeon and skeptic who writes about alternative medicine and quackery for Skeptic and Skeptical Inquirer.

Elizabeth Loftus is an American cognitive psychologist and expert on human memory. She has conducted extensive research on the malleability of human memory. Loftus is best known for her ground-breaking work on the misinformation effect and eyewitness memory,

Angie Mattke is a Pediatrician at Mayo Clinic Children’s Center.

Joe Nickell is an American prominent skeptic and investigator of the paranormal. He is a Senior Research Fellow for the Committee for Skeptical Inquiry (CSI) and writes regularly for their journal, the Skeptical Inquirer.

Don Prothero is an American geologist, paleontologist, and author who specializes in mammalian paleontology  

Eugenie Scott  is an American physical anthropologist, a former university professor and educator who has been active in opposing the teaching of young Earth creationism and intelligent design in schools.

Gad Saad is a Lebanese-Canadian evolutionary behavioural scientist at the John Molson School of Business (Concordia University, Montreal, Quebec, Canada) who is known for applying evolutionary psychology to marketing and consumer behaviour.

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