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California Freethought Day

Sunday, October 15, 2017

California State Capitol Building

2017 Schedule

Oct 12 (Thu) at 6 pm:
Volunteer Dinner

A special volunteer-only dinner to thank those who have given their time to make Freethought Day a success. We'll dine at 6:00 PM. Learn about volunteering.

Oct 14 (Sat) at 10 am:
Leadership Day

A series of workshops and more, Leadership Day is intended for organizers and board members of meetup groups, campus clubs, Sunday Assemblies, etc. Learn more.

Oct 14 (Sat) at 7 pm:
Supporters' Reception

Our Supporters' Reception features live entertainment, an open bar, appetizers, and desserts, and the company of our speakers. Join us.

Oct 15 (Sun): Freethought Day 2017

(All times are subject to change.)

10:30 Capitol Tour

11:00

Doors Open, Registration, and Community Exhibitors

11:30

Recognition for Sen. Richard Pan

11:45

Pre-Ordered Lunches Arrive
(optional, available during online registration)

12:00

Welcome!

12:05

Sikivu Hutchinson

12:35

Jessica Xiao

12:55

Victor Harris

 

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1:10

Authors' and Podcasters' Panel

  • Thomas Smith, facilitator
  • Candace Gorham
  • Richard Carrier
  • Elbe Spurling
  • Rebecca Hensler
  • David Fitzgerald
 

(break)

2:00

David Tamayo

2:25

Community Panel

 

(break)

3:00

Larry Decker with special guest Athena Salman

 

(break)

3:45

Group Photo

3:55

Secular Candidate Recognition

4:00

Roberta Chevrette

 

(break)

4:30

Freethought Day Committee Remarks and Door Prizes

4:40

Victor Harris

4:45

David Smalley

5:15

Closing Words

Read the bios of our speakers, authors, and entertainers.