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FBB at Skepticon

14 Nov

Skepticon 6By Cathleen O’Grady

If you’re heading to Skepticon this weekend, keep a lookout for a few friendly FBB faces who’ll be making an appearance.

Executive Director Dale McGowan will be appearing via Skype at 1 pm on Friday to discuss Foundation Beyond Belief’s crisis response program, and in particular the current response to Super Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines, the most powerful storm to make landfall in recorded history. He’ll be talking about FBB’s procedure for springing into action when a crisis arises and how we assess our beneficiaries, such as the Citizens’ Disaster Response Center. Dale will also discuss what we’ve learned about improving the response to a call for action when a crisis arises. (For those who aren’t attending Skepticon, you’ll be able to watch Dale’s talk live at Skepticon.org.)

Outside of the discussion rooms, keep an eye out for FBB staff members Sam Shore and Ellen Andrews and intern Elizabeth Dorssom, who will be running an outreach and sign-up table for the Foundation. Stop by and say hello! We always love to meet our members.

Finally, our Humanist Giving intern Micah Weiss is one of the organizers of Skepticon, so if you see him, he’s likely to be running in circles or tearing his hair out. Nonetheless, he’ll definitely appreciate a hello, and perhaps some chocolate.

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