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 […]

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 […]