2015 Carolinas Secular Conference Schedule

Friday

7:00PM – 10:00PM – Registrations

7:00PM – 10:00PM – Outdoor Luau (Meet and Greet)Let your hair down and get your lei on.  Wear your most ridiculous Hawaiian shirt for a chance to win. Open bar and heavy Hors d’oeuvres.  Put your feet in the sand and swing your hips to the rhythms of the sea.

 

Saturday

8:00 AM – 8:10 AM – Welcome Remarks

8:10 AM– 8:50 AM – Becky HaleAmerican Humanist Association

8:50 AM – 9:30 AM – Jenn Taylor“Increasing Diversity & Building Community within the Secular Movement”

9:30 AM – 9:40 AM – Break

9:40 AM – 10:20 AM – Teresa MacBain“May the Odds be Ever in Your Favor: 7 Lessons on Life after Faith from the Hunger Games”

10:20 AM – 11:00 AM – Shanon Nebo“It Takes a Village”

11:00 AM – 11:10 AM – Break

11:10 AM – 11:50 AM – Steven Hewett “City of King and the Veteran’s Memorial”

11:50 AM – 1:20 PM – Lunch on your own

1:20 PM – 2:00 PM – Mandisa Thomas“Never an Anomaly: A look at religious criticism in Black comedy and literature”

2:00 PM – 2:40 PM – Callie Wright“Gaytheism 101”

2:40 PM – 2:50 PM – Break

2:50 PM – 3:30 PM – Abby Hafer“UnIntelligent Design”

3:30 PM – 4:00 PM – Break

4:00 PM – 6:00 PM – Movie: “A better life” and Q&A with Chris Johnson in theater with popcorn and drinks.

6:00 PM – 7:00 PM – Pre-Dinner Break

7:00 PM – 10:00 PM – Awards Banquet hosted by Emcee Mark Nebo
Mark Nebo, co-founder of Be Secular, host of the very popular Ra-Men podcast and humanist celebrant
CSA Freethinker of the year: Steven Hewett
Keynote Speaker Sarah Morehead
Performance by Shelley Segal

10:00 PM – Lip Sync Battle and After Party
Hotel bar will remain open until 2:00 AM

 

Sunday

8:00 AM – 8:40 AM – Herb Silverman“How to Talk to Religious People”

8:40 AM – 9:20 AM – Charone Pagett“In God’s Eyes, You’re a Tool: How Religion Views Disability”

9:20 AM – 9:30 AM – Break

9:30 AM – 10:10 AM – Bobby Cary“Southern Based Activism”

10:10 AM – 10:40 AM – Amanda Knief – “Atheist Voter”

10:40 AM 11:30 AM – Bo Bennett “The Psychology of Woo”

11:30 AM – 12:45 PM – Lunch on your own

12:45 PM – 1:25 PM – Stephan Goodwin “Freethinking Women in History”

1:25 PM – 2:05 PM – Mark W. Gura“Atheist Meditation”

2:05 PM – Closing remarks