The Speakers

The Armoured skeptic & Shoe0nHead

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SKEPTICISM in the Social Media age

Armoured Skeptic is a well-known Canadian atheist YouTube content creator who focuses mainly on religion and often debunks many statements made by religious fundamentalists and apologists.

June, also known as "Shoe0nhead", is a popular YouTube content creator from New York who enjoys ranting about the bizarre world we live in today. 

Melissa Chen


The collapse of enlightenment values and why we need to safeguard it

Melissa Chen was born in Singapore and immigrated to the US, where she studied Computational Biology at Boston University and then at MIT. She worked at the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard and has published papers on lymphoma and infectious disease. She moonlights as a secular activist and runs the Global Secular Humanist Movement, which has 370K subscribers. Chen is launching a non-profit called Ideas Beyond Borders which promotes the free exchange of ideas and defends human rights through education, building partnerships, research, and technology to counter extremist narratives and authoritarian institutions.



Sargon of Akkad & 
thomas smith


Carl "Sargon of Akkad" Benjamin is a popular independent Vlogger with nearly 600,000 subscribers on YouTube.   A skeptic of ideologies both theological and political, his channel is dedicated to rational arguments backed by evidence.  Sometimes a polemicist, at other times soft spoken, Sargon of Akkad has created a considerable amount of content regarding skeptical thought.

Thomas Smith is the host of the popular podcast Serious Inquiries Only where he interviews various members of the atheist and skeptic communities. He's also a co-host on the podcast Opening Arguments and Comedy Shoe Shine, and former host of Thomas and The Bible. 

Thomas Smith will be interviewing Sargon of Akkad onstage in what is sure to be an entertaining hour with two individuals who could not be on more opposite ends of many belief standpoints.