Welcome to CFIC’s first virtual conference! We have an exciting lineup of speakers from A to Z, with topics including science, secularism, science fiction, and philosophy:

Get tickets on Eventbrite and receive the virtual conferencing links via email. Be sure to use a valid email in order to receive links and updates as the event draws nearer. To keep the Conference for Inquiry accessible, there is no required charge to attend. CFIC requests that attendees pay what they can. Tax receipts will be provided for donations of $20 or more. (CFIC is a CRA-registered educational charity. Registration number: 83364 2614 RR0001.)

The tentative schedule (all times EDT):


12:00-12:45 Andy Thomson – Why We Believe in God(s)
12:45-1:30 Sandra Dunham – The Cost of Religion in Canada
1:30-2:15 Amir Artaban Sedaghat – East, West, Islam: a Perpetual Misapprehension?
2:15-2:30 BREAK
2:30-4:00 Panel: Losing Our Religion
Moderator: John Varghese
Panelists: Joshua Jeyakamur, Muhammod, Talla Odeh, Allison Jensen
4:00-4:15 BREAK
4:15-5:00 Gus Lyn-Piluso & Joan Harrison – Education for Democracy
5:00-5:45 Michael Wong – Star Trek and Science
5:45-6:00 BREAK
6:00-7:30 Panel: Free Speech – A cost benefit analysis
Moderator: Kayla Horan-Dmytruk
Panelists: Scott Fraser, Mark Urista, Cara Zwibel
7:30-7:45 BREAK
7:45-8:30 Sean Manning – Ancient Astronauts Built the Science Fiction of Egypt
8:30-9:15 Zack Dumont – Surviving Misinformation in a Global Pandemic
9:15-9:30 Closing remarks