I'm going to be speaking at the Seattle Atheists on Saturday, August 6, about "What Can the Atheist Movement Learn From the LGBT Movement?" I'll be doing Q&A after the talk -- so come with questions! -- and I'll also be on a panel following the talk.
And I'm going to be speaking at the 2011 Midwest Humanist and Freethought Conference in Omaha, Nebraska, happening August 12-14... along with Mr. Deity, JT Eberhard, Jen McCreight, Hemant Mehta, Fred Edwords, and Brother Sam Singleton, Atheist Evangelist. The cost is super-cheap, too -- if you register by this Friday, August 5, it's just $35, and a mere $20 for students. (If you wait until after the 5th to register, the cost will be $50.)
Here's the skinny on both events. If you're attending either one, please come find me and say Hi!
EVENT: Seattle Atheists
DATE: Saturday, August 6
TIME: 1:30 - 4:30 pm, including my talk, Q&A, and panel discussion
LOCATION: 2100 Building, 2100 24th Ave. S., Seattle, WA
TOPIC: What Can the Atheist Movement Learn From the LGBT Movement?
SUMMARY: The atheist movement is already modeling itself on the LGBT movement in many ways -- most obviously with its focus on coming out of the closet. What else can the atheist movement learn from the LGBT movement... both from its successes and its failures?
COST: Free (donations accepted)
EVENT: Midwest Humanist and Freethought Conference
DATES: August 12-14
DATE AND TIME OF MY PRESENTATION: Sat., Aug. 13, 2:30pm - 3:20pm
LOCATION: University of Nebraska - Omaha
Milo Bail Student Center
North 62nd Street & Dodge Street
Omaha, NE 68182
TOPIC: Why Are You Atheists So Angry?
SUMMARY: The atheist movement is often accused of being driven by anger. What are so many atheists so angry about? Is this anger legitimate? And can anger be an effective force behind a movement for social change?
COST: $35; $20 for students, if you register before August 5. $50 if you register after the 5th.
LODGING: Special conference rates are available at the Comfort Inn & Suites, (402) 343-1000. (Hurry -- offer expires soon.)
Hope to see you there!