Events in 2015

FtBConscience 3 online conference
January 23–25
Delivered opening remarks.

Creating Change Conference hosted by the National LGBTQ Task Force
February 4–8 in Denver, CO
Tabled for the Center for Inquiry (CFI) and was part of the training team for workshops on Atheism 101 and Coming Out Twice.

Darwin Week hosted by the University of Northern Iowa Freethinkers and Inquirers
February 11 in Cedar Falls, IA
Presentation titled “Atheism Beyond America: Fighting Superstition and Religious Extremism in Africa and India.”

Freethought Festival 4 hosted by the Atheists, Humanists, & Agnostics at the University of Wisconsin – Madison
March 13–15 in Madison, WI
Presented “The Science of Change: Evidence-Based Methods for Effective Activism” and tabled for CFI.

American Atheists 2015 National Convention
April 2–5 in Memphis, TN
Tabled for CFI.

Reason for Change, a conference of the Center for Inquiry
June 11–14 in Amherst, NY
Co-moderator of a panel titled “The Humanist Movement and Social Justice Issues.” Gave tours of CFI’s headquarters to attendees before and after the conference.

50th Anniversary Celebration of the LGBT Civil Rights Movement
July 3–5 in Philadelphia, PA
Attended several events celebrating the Annual Reminders and other notable milestones in LGBT civil rights history.

CFI Leadership Conference: “Moving Freethought Forward”
July 31–August 2 in Amherst, NY
Organizer and presenter for CFI Outreach Department’s annual training event for student and community group leaders.

Philadelphia Folk Festival
August 13–16 in Schwenksville, PA
My 16th year attending.

Secular Women Work conference
August 21–23 in Minneapolis, MN
Gave opening remarks and participated on two panels: “Taking Over from the Old Guard,” and “Getting Your Message Across in Spite of a Hostile Press.”

SkepDakota hosted by the Siouxland Freethinkers
August 29 in Sioux Falls, SD
Led a workshop on diversity in the freethought movement.

Institute for Humanist Studies Symposium: “Humanism on Race, Gender, and Class”
November 13–15 at Rice University in Houston, TX
Delivered a paper: “Humanism is People: Examining Problems Within the Humanist Movement and Humanist Communities.”