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California Freethought Day

Sunday, October 14, 2018

California State Capitol Building

Secular Leadership Day

Is this for you?

This day is perfect if you're involved with:

  • an atheist or freethought meetup group
  • a Secular Student Alliance affiliate
  • a Sunday Assembly affiliate
  • a skeptic or science-focused group
  • a chapter of the AHA, FFRF, AU, or other national secular organizations
  • and more!

Register

Secular volunteers, leaders, and advocates are invited to join us in Sacramento on Saturday from 10 AM - 4 PM for a day of networking, workshops, information sharing, and more.

Registration

Register online for just $25 (free for students).

We'll cover your lunch, as well as drinks and snacks throughout the day.

Location

The event will be held in a Sacramento hotel conference room. Please register in advance for details.

Sponsor the Day

We're looking for two sponsors to generously support Leadership Day at $1,000 each. Included with sponsorship is a banner on this webpage, an 8-foot table and special recognition at Leadership Day along with a lunchtime presentation, lunch for 10, plus four live announcements from the Freethought Day Stage, a table at the big event, and a full-page ad in our full-color program.

Planning Your Visit

Plan to arrive between 9:30 - 9:45 to get checked in. Our first segment starts at 10 AM sharp!

Lunch will be provided at noon, covered by your registration fee (general: $25, students: free).

Stick around in the evening for our Fundraising Reception, featuring an open bar, appetizers and desserts, live entertainment, and the first opportunity to meet many of our speakers. (Additional fee.)

If you need lodging for Saturday night, we've got you covered with a special rate at the same hotel as this event.

Topics and Schedule

9:30

Doors Open / Networking

10:00

Welcome

David Diskin

10:15

Introductions and Opening Circle

10:30

Goal Setting: What Do You Want to Achieve?

Rebecca Hensler, Grief Beyond Belief

11:15

Group Discussion: How Do We Grow Our Community?

Evan Clark, Secular Student Alliance

12:15

Lunch

Included with Registration.

12:50

Group Photo

1:00

Mobilizing a Voting Bloc

Debbie Allen, Secular Coalition for America

1:30

Attracting Local and National Media

Seráh Blain, Spectrum Experience

2:00

(break)

2:15

Speed Talks

Sign up to deliver your own 5-minute, TED-style talk on the topic of your choice.

2:45

Small Group Breakout Sessions

Rebecca Hensler, Grief Beyond Belief

3:15

In Closing: Reflection and Remarks

4:00

Adjourned

7:00

Supporters' Reception

Join us in the hotel banquet room for our Fundraising Reception, featuring an open bar, appetizers and desserts, live entertainment, and the first opportunity to meet many of our speakers. (Additional fee.)

Facilitators

This year, Rebecca Hensler (founder of Grief Beyond Belief) and Evan Clark (board chair of the Secular Student Alliance) are planning the day's workshops and leading us through some excellent activities to help us grow.

They'll be joined by other leaders including Debbie Allen (from the Secular Coalition for America) and Seráh Blain (of the Humanist Experience podcast).