with Amy Monsky, Debbie Goddard, Heather Hegi Friday 8:10 PM – Main Hall As the secular movement grows and matures, the face of its leadership becomes more diverse. Research tells us that’s great for our creativity and further growth, but it also comes with challenges. Diversity means diverse priorities and practices as well. Our panel […]

with Mandisa Thomas Saturday 9:00 AM Main Hall This is a working conference, but working on a conference morning can feel like, well, work. Come get revved up and ready for your day as the coffee kicks in. Mandisa Thomas is the president and founder of Black Nonbelievers, Inc. She also has a new project […]

with Debbie Goddard. Friday 7:15 PM – Main Hall The secular movement has been through a tough few years. It’s made important progress, and it’s paid some heavy prices for that progress. There’s still work to be done, though. Debbie Goddard’s take on these challenges and what we can do to meet them is both […]

Come August, the conference will feature a full slate of women and genderqueer activists. This week, we’re going to feature three such activists: Mandisa Thomas, Lauren Lane, and Desiree Schell. All three are spectacular and amazing, so we hope you enjoy them! Lauren Lane is founder and on-going organizer of Skepticon, the Midwest’s largest Skeptic Conference. […]