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California Freethought Day

Sunday, October 15, 2017

California State Capitol Building

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.)

10:00 Capitol Tour

11:00

Doors Open, Registration, and Community Exhibitors

11:45

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

12:00

Welcome!

12:05

Elizabeth Lagesse

12:25

Jessica Xiao

12:45

Victor Harris

  (break)

1:00

Authors' and Podcasters' Panel

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

1:55

David Tamayo

2:20

Community Panel

  (break)

2:55

David Smalley

  (break)

3:40

Group Photo

3:50

Essay Contest Winner and Reading

3:55

Secular Candidate Recognition

4:00

Live Entertainment (to be announced)

  (break)

4:35

Freethought Day Committee Remarks and Door Prizes

4:45

Victor Harris

4:50

Sikivu Hutchinson

5:28

Good-Byes

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