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California Freethought Day

Sunday, October 14, 2018

California State Capitol Building

2018 Schedule

Oct 11 (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 13 (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 13 (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 14 (Sun): Freethought Day 2018

The following details are still being updated and may be changed.

10:30 Capitol Tour

11:00

Registration Opens; Visit the Community Tables

11:45

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

11:50

Sean O'Brien as Robert Ingersoll

12:00

Opening Remarks, David Diskin

12:05

Caucus Awards
Congressmen Jared Huffman and Jerry McNerney
Presented by Roy Speckhardt (President, American Humanist Association)

12:35

Eugenie Scott

 

(break)

1:10

Victor Harris, Poet

 

(break)

1:15

Kavin Senapathy

1:40

Low Technology

1:55

Authors' and Podcasters' Panel

  • Thomas Smith, facilitator
 

2:30

Scholarship Essay Winner

2:35

Seráh Blain

 

(break)

3:05

Community Panel

 

(break)

3:15

Abby Hafer

 

(break)

3:40

Community Awards
Recipients to be announced.

3:50

Group Photo
Bring your Banners and Signs!

4:00

Marie Bain

4:05

Openly Secular Candidate Recognition

  • Participants to be announced. Contact us if you are running for office.
 

(break)

4:15

Greydon Square

4:35

Freethought Day Committee
Remarks and Door Prizes

4:45

Victor Harris

 

(break - last chance to visit Community Tables)

5:00

To Be Announced

5:25

Closing Words, David Diskin

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