SSA’s Annual Conference announced!

Hey everybody!  I’m sorry I’ve been conspicuously absent for the last few months.  I’ve been very sick and have been in the process of recovering, which is going nicely.  Which means I should be back to posting regularly and getting on about my general activist shenanigans.  On that note…

Hey all you students out there!  Today the Secular Student Alliance has launched our 2011 Annual Conference.  I’m one of the primary organizers for the event and I can tell you it’s going to be freaking amazing!  We have a rock star line up of leaders in the atheist movement scheduled to speak and we’ll be announcing one per week.  The first one is…

Dan Barker!


Dan was PR Director of the Freedom From Religion Foundation from 1987 to 2004. He was elected co-president of the Foundation with Annie Laurie Gaylor in 2004, with whom he is co-host of Freethought Radio, a national weekly talkshow on the Air America network. He is a contributing editor of Freethought Today and is involved with the Foundation’s state/church lawsuits. He regularly travels the country and the world giving lectures, performing concerts, and participating in debates with theists, many at college and university campuses.

Dan has long-been one of the most sought after and beloved figureheads of the freethought movement, and it’s going to rock to have him at the conference.  Rest assured, there are many more on the slate to be announced that are of the same caliber, but you’re just going to have to wait to find out.

For more information on the event, you can swing by the web site for the conference.

It should also be noted that the poster and banner for the event were created by Atheism Resource’s very own Katie Hartman.

  • Adam

    @ Juno: I have met several ministers who don't believe anymore but don't have training to do anything else to support their families. They spent their lives in bible schools and seminaries and it took them being in the real world to discover how wrong the bible is. They now preach love and acceptance as best as they can without going against what they know to be true. Call it heresy if you will… but I bet their congregations don't know the difference. That fact should give you pause – all ministers lie – bu some believe their own lies. Dan Barker never tried to hurt anyone, and got out as soon as he could. No, he leads one of the biggest equal rights groups in the country. Take your hate talk somewhere else. I've met Dan, and he's one of the most sincere, honest men I have ever met.