with Miri Mogilevsky Workshop Track 2 Set 3 Online groups are great, in part, because the barriers to participation are lower. However, letting these spaces be overrun by any kind of behavior becomes its own barrier to participation for many people. Let’s talk about how to set boundaries for behavior that keep our spaces accessible […]

with Lauren Lane Workshop Set 2 Track 2 “But what can a nobody like me do?” This is one of the heartbreaking questions we hear in activism, especially since the answer is “Nobody is a nobody” and “So very, very much”. Come to this workshop and come away with ideas on how you–yes, you–can make […]

with Hiba Krisht Sunday – 11:15 AM Workshop Set 4 Track 1 We all know self-care is necessary for activists by now, right? Good. That still leaves us figuring out the how and when. Come learn how to recognize when you need to put yourself first and develop strategies for coping with the everyday stresses […]

with Heather Rosa Saturday – 11:00 AM Workshop Set 2 Track 1 One of the hardest parts of movement activism is navigating competing needs. Assertive communication is a tool to help us stay both focused and respectful while dealing with those needs. Come find out what assertive communication is and practice being assertive in some […]

with Stephanie Zvan Saturday – 9:45 AM Workshop Set 1 Track 1 It’s hard to hear that you’ve screwed up, particularly when you’re pouring time, energy, and heart into making things better. Defensiveness is a natural reaction, but it’s usually not a helpful one. Come discuss strategies to cope with criticism without the world exploding […]

Events on a Budget – Lauren Lane, Chelsea Du Fresne, Stephanie Zvan Sunday 3:00 PM – Main Hall Psst. Want to hold a conference? Everybody’s doing it. Whether it’s a conference, a lecture, or a day of workshops, it isn’t as hard or as expensive as you think to put on event in the secular […]

with Lauren Lane Sunday 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. Lauren Lane is the Founder and Executive Director of Skepticon, a national conference located annually in Springfield, […]

with Mandisa Thomas Saturday 2:00 PM – Main Hall When a movement isn’t meeting your needs and the needs of the people around you, sometimes you have to take matters into your own hands. Mandisa Thomas did just that, and she will share her challenges and triumphs with us. Mandisa Thomas is the president and […]

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 […]