The format of the evening will be as follows:
- Dr Gary O'Reilly, School of Psychology, University College Dublin will introduce the topic with an overview of the issues.
- Dr Donal O'Mathuna, a scientist, member of the Irish Skeptics society and a lecturer in the School of Nursing, Dublin City University will present a position paper from the perspective of a believer.
- Ms Ann James, Secretary of the Humanist Association of Ireland will present a position paper from the perspective of a non-believer.
- Following the presentations Mr Paul O'Donoghue of the ISS will chair a discussion with audience participation.