It’s a new year, and I’ve got some events lined up. Here’s my schedule for the next few months:
• First and foremost: this coming weekend, January 23-25, is FtBCon 3, a free online conference organized by the good folks of Freethought Blogs. On Saturday the 24th at 6:30 PM Eastern time, I’ll be participating in a panel on secular cults, where I’ll be discussing (who else?) Ayn Rand. You can view the full schedule of talks here.
• Soon thereafter, I’ll be in Mobile, Alabama, courtesy of the Secular Student Alliance at USA, to speak on “Secular Morality in the Modern Age”. The talk will be on February 7 at 6:00 PM, at the University of South Alabama in the Humanities Auditorium, Room 170. I’ve never spoken in the South before, and I’m very much looking forward to it! (Although I did give a talk once where a campus Christian group showed up en masse – I enjoyed the hell out of that Q&A session.) If you’re in the neighborhood, come out and say hi!
• Last but not least, I’m speaking this summer at SSA East, the annual convention of the Secular Student Alliance, in Columbus, Ohio the weekend of July 10-12. I’ll be debuting a new talk for the occasion, “The Coming Secular Era”, about how and why the future looks bright for atheists. Hope to see you there!
• And although I won’t be speaking at this one, I encourage you to attend Secular Women Work, a new conference created to spotlight the vital work of female activists in the secular community. (CFI’s Women in Secularism conference is taking 2015 off, so this one is being organized in its stead.) It’ll happen in Minneapolis in August. If you’ve got a few bucks to spare, support their Kickstarter and help make this conference happen!