Today kicked off nicely with the Freethought Student Alliance (FSA) student leadership conference at the Melbourne Convention Centre starting with a catered lunch with surprise special guests including Richard Dawkins, Daniel Dennett, Lawrence Krauss and PZ Myers.
Massive thanks to Jason Ball and the other FSA members who helped organise and hold the event. Students who attended got to hear from speakers including Lyz Liddell, Debbie Goddard and Chris Stedman.
I was lucky enough to interview Dawkins, Dennett, Myers and Krauss, as well as a number of charming atheist students from universities all over Australia for a FSA promotional video. Was somewhat terrified initially, but it all went smoothly.
I was also lucky enough to meet up with the likes of Shelley Segal, Chrys Stevenson, OJ Lesslar and others, which was awesome to finally meet them all int he flesh!
The introduction to the 2012 GAC went well. Lawrence Leung and Kylie Sturgess did a great job as co MCs, and the audience was thrown into fits of laughter for probably 2hrs or so whilst listening to speakers like Mikey Robins, Ben Elton, Stella Young and Jim Jefferies.
I’m definitely looking forward to tomorrow! Hope to see you all there my friends.