Conference Schedule:

All conference attendees must be present to pick up their own badge. You will not be able to pick up badges for another attendee.

Saturday, September 19:

8:30 am – Registration opens

9:00 am – 9:10 am – Welcome and opening remarks

9:10 am – 10:10 am – Comforting Thoughts About Death That Have Nothing to Do with God – Greta Christina

10:15 am – 11:15 am – Why 2016 is a critical year to oppose Canada’s Blasphemy Law – Eric Adriaans

11:15 am – 11:25 am – BREAK

11:25 am – 12:25 pm – The Harm of Religious Family Values – Tracie Harris

12:25 am – 1:15 pm – LUNCH*

1:15 pm – 2:15 pm – Religion and Violence: A New Theory for an Old Problem – Hector Avalos

2:15 pm – 2:25 pm – BREAK

2:25 pm – 3:25 pm – Leaving Mormonism Behind – Scott Carnegie

3:25 pm – 3:35 pm – BREAK

3:35 pm – 4:35 pm – Communities Without Churches: What Fandom Can Teach  Organized Atheism – Stephanie Zvan

Sunday, September 20:

8:30 am – Registration opens

9:00 am – 10:00 am – Ethics and Humanism: Is it ethical to talk someone out of their faith? – Arthur Schafer

10:15 am – 10:30 am – BREAK

10:30 am – 11:30 am – Facts, Theories, and Meaning: Evolution is more complicated than you think – PZ Myers

11:30 am – 11:45 am – BREAK

11:45 am – 12:45 am – Humanists And The Need For Ceremony – Lloyd Hawkeye Robertson

12:45 pm – 1:00 pm – Closing Remarks


*Lunch:

A lunch break will be provided, however lunch is not included with conference registration. There is an Aalto’s and a Playmaker’s lounge on site, as well as other restaurants and food establishments within a short walking distance of the hotel.