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California Freethought Day

Sunday, October 13, 2019

California State Capitol Building

2019 Schedule

Oct 10 (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 12 (Sat) at 10 am:
Secular 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 12 (Sat) at 7 pm: Fundraising Reception

Our Fundraising Reception features live entertainment, an open bar, appetizers, and desserts, and the company of many of our speakers. Join us for an amazing evening that supports tomorrow's event.

Oct 13 (Sun): Freethought Day 2019

The following details are still being updated from our prior year and may be changed.

Please note that our schedule is subject to last-minute changes.

7:00

Making Strides: American Cancer Society Walk

Not affiliated with our event, but it's a great cause and right around the corner from us. The walk starts at 8 am, and their event ends at 11am. Learn more.

10:30

Capitol Tour

Pre-Registration required. Ends at 11:45am.

11:00

Registration Opens

Visit the community tables, authors, and registration to buy books and more.

11:45

Pre-Ordered Lunches Arrive

Available for purchase when registering online, until Oct 11.

Noon

Introductions, Emcee

Welcome and opening remarks.

12:05

David Diskin

Opening remarks.

12:10

Award: TBA

12:20

Speaker

12:45

(break)

12:55

Victor Harris, Poet

1:00

Live Entertainment

1:20

Authors' and Podcasters' Panel

Ryan Bell, facilitator ɘlbe spurling Rebecca Hensler
   
  Thomas Westbrook  

2:00

Scholarship Essay Winners

  • TBA

2:10

Live Entertainment

2:20

Speaker

2:45

(break)

2:55

Community Panel

3:10

Community Awards

TBA

3:15

Speaker

3:40

Group Photo

Bring your Banners and Signs!

3:50

Live Entertainment

4:00

(break - last chance to visit Community Tables)

4:15

Live Entertainment

4:40

Freethought Day Committee

Remarks and Door Prize Giveaway!

4:50

Speaker

5:20

Victor Harris, Poet

5:25

Closing Words, David Diskin

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