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California Freethought Day

Sunday, October 16, 2016

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' 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 add in our full-color program.

Planning Your Day

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 Supporters' Reception, featuring an open bar, appetizers and desserts, and the first opportunity to meet many of our speakers. (Additional fee.)

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

Topics, Speakers, and Schedule

Time

Topic

Speaker

9:30

Doors Open / Networking  

10:00

Welcome

David Diskin

10:05

Running for Office as a Secular Candidate

Mercedes Macias

10:40

Open Discussion: What's on your Mind?

Led by David Diskin

11:30

Panel: Creating a Place for Secular Community

Mynga Futrell and Gary Alexander, Reason Center

12:00

Group Photo

12:05

Lunch

(included w/ registration)

1:00

Networking and Introductions

(everyone)

1:45

Growing Your Membership with Diversity

Nas Ishmael, ExMNA

2:20

Reaching Out to Millennials

Melissa Pugh, United COR

2:55

Providing Secular Grief Support

Rebecca Hensler, Grief Beyond Belief

3:30

How to Book and Support Entertainers

Shelley Segal

4:00

Adjourned

7:00

Be sure to join us at the Supporters' Reception this evening, and purchase your ticket in advance to save.