The speaker, Michael Nugent, is chairperson of Atheist Ireland, a writer and an advocate for a range of significant social causes. He has written a number of books and co-wrote the hugely successful comedy musical I, Keano. He is currently working on a book about atheism and morality.
Michael provided the following abstract for his talk:
A draft manifesto for ethical atheists and skeptics who care about both truth and morality and who want to promote reason, critical thinking and science; atheism over supernaturalism; natural compassion and ethics; inclusive, caring groups; fair and just societies; secular government; and local, national and global solidarity.