Just in case you want to see Professor Ceiling Cat (Emeritus), here’s my schedule for the near future. Note that not all of these are finalized, so I’ve indicated which talks are tentative.
Oct 7-9: Pittsburgh, Freedom from Religion Foundation Convention, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. I talk on Saturday, October 8, at 4 p.m.
Oct 14-15. Chicago. My student Daniel Matute, in collaboration with others, has organized a “Coyneapalooza” (that’s what I call it) symposium in honor of my retirement. It will be a day and a half of talks on speciation and related subjects her at the University of Chicago. (Friday and Saturday a.m.). Speakers will include students, colleagues, and other people associated with my career. Big names will be speaking from all around, so I am very touched. Stay tuned.
Oct. 28-Nov. 3: Singapore. I’ll be giving two talks during my visit there for the Humanist Society of Singapore. When I know the dates, times, and locations, I’ll let you know, or you can contact Tatt Si, President of the Society, via the contact form.
Nov. 3- Nov. 16: Hong Kong and China. I’ll be in Hong Kong to talk about Faith Versus Fact, and probably do some other events, for the Hong Kong International Literary Festival. I’ll also be talking in China, but don’t have dates or times for any of these events. Stay tuned. There will be plenty of noms for me in these places!
Jan. 13-16: Los Angeles, California. I’m speaking at a new conference, LogiCAL LA, organized by Margaret Downey, and there will be some interesting speakers. Stay tuned. I’ll also be on the Dave Rubin show on Monday, January 16, but that’s a taping in a studio.
∼Feb. 12?. 2017: Toronto, Canada. I was invited to speak this year at Darwin Day at the Royal Ontario Museum in Toronto, but had already committed to do a Darwin day talk in London for the British Humanists. I offered to do it next year (2017), and they said “yes.” But I haven’t heard from their people yet, so this may not take place. Stay tuned.
Feb. 18-19, 2017: Ankara, Turkey. I’ll probably be speaking about evolution at the 11th Aykut Kence Evolution Conference to be held in the Middle East Technical University (METU). I spoke there several years ago at this Conference and had a great time. I’m almost certainly going, but have to firm up arrangements with METU.
Late Feb or March, 2017: New Zealand. I’m planning to travel there for a month for leisure, but I’m surely not averse to meeting readers in those lovely islands (where I’ve never been!)
June 2-4, 2017. Toronto, Canada (again). I’ll be speaking at “INR7”, the Imagine No Religion conference—one of my all-time favorite meetings. I’m not sure who the other speakers are, but they always have a great roster. Note that the conference is not in its usual location of Kamloops, British Columbia.