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California Freethought Day

Sunday, October 15, 2017

California State Capitol Building

Supporters' Reception

Fundraising ReceptionJoin us for a very special reception on Saturday, October 14, from 7 to 10 PM, at the Holiday Inn near Cal Expo (next door to our chosen hotel for lodging).

The fundraising reception will feature an open bar of selected beer, wine, and other beverages,  appetizers, snacks, and desserts, and the first opportunity to meet many of our speakers. Guests will enjoy live entertainment, donor recognition, and exclusive gifts.

There's also a silent auction, with all proceeds supporting California Freethought Day. If you're interested in providing an item for the auction, please contact us.

Attend the Reception by supporting Freethought Day at these different levels, or any of our sponsor levels.

Be an Advocate:

A donation of $85* $75 provides:

  • admission to the reception
  • a keepsake button
  • water and snacks during Sunday's event
  • an event poster
  • recognition (program and website)

Be a Champion:

Those who donate $145* $135 will receive:

  • admission to the reception
  • a keepsake button
  • water and snacks during Sunday's event
  • an event poster signed by many of our speakers
  • a boxed lunch at Freethought Day
  • an event t-shirt
  • even more recognition (program and website)
Register Register

* Order online and save $10. Prices at the door will be $85 (Advocate) and $145 (Champion).

Group Discount! Purchase a table at the reception for four champions for $485 (a $580 value).

Photos from 2014's Reception

2017's Special Guests

Not all guests are currently confirmed, but check back soon.

Speakers and Authors:

  • Sikivu Hutchinson, Activist
  • David Smalley, Podcaster
  • Larry Decker, Secular Coalition
  • David Tamayo, Activist
  • Elizabeth Lagesse, Activist
  • Jessica Xiao, Activist
  • Thomas Smith, Podcaster
  • Candace Gorham, Author
  • Victor Harris, Poet
  • Richard Carrier, Author
  • David Fitzgerald, Author
  • Elbe Spurling, Author

Freethought Day Committee:

  • Marie Bain
  • Carly Beard
  • David Diskin
  • Eileen Ferber
  • Angela Garvie
  • Tom Ikelman
  • Mashariki Lawson
  • John Lucas
  • Becky Mark
  • Matt Martin
  • Susan McLean
  • Sasha Miranda
  • Ken Nahigian
  • Kaeleigh Pontif
  • Bill Potts
  • Rick Tracewell