2014 Conference of Reason


What: Second Annual Conference of Reason
When: Saturday, August 30th / 9:00 A.M. - 4:00 P.M.
Where: Best Western Ramkota Hotel, Rapid City, SD

Check-in begins at 8:30 a.m. See you there!

Topics / Presenters

The conference will be an excellent showcase of local talent! The below list will be updated with more specific titles as we receive them from our speakers.

Gary R Olsen - Digging Up the Past: Dinosaurs
Amanda Novotny - Finding Your Niche in the Freethought Movement
Josh Combs - Founding Falsehoods
David Patton - Why the X-men Matter
Eric Novotny - South Dakota Legislature
Dave Knudsen - Why is Biology Different?
Domingo Tamayo - Importance of Technology for the Lakota Cultures
Panel - The South Dakota Freethought Movement

Registration Information

Attendee registration is now closed.

All registration fees are non-refundable.

Included in your registration:

  • Access to the full day's activities at the conference.
  • Access to display booths provided by a wide range of individuals and groups.
  • Entry into door prize drawing.
  • Coffee, orange juice, and a pastry setup in the morning.
  • A deli bar buffet for lunch (includes gluten free options).
  • Coffee, soft drinks, and cookies in the afternoon.

Merchandise / Information Booths

Booth registration is now closed.

If you have items that you wish to distribute to attendees of the conference, we can provide you with table space. Booth space is available only to conference attendees (must purchase general admission ticket). Selling or distributing food/drink items is not allowed. Booth fees are non-refundable.

Hotel Accomodations

Room reservations can be made by calling the Best Western Ramkota Hotel at (605) 343-8550. You will need to reference the "Black Hills Freethinkers" to receive the reduced room rate of $79.99. 

This rate is good for nights between August 27th and September 2nd - so come and enjoy a long weekend in the Black Hills! There are 20 rooms blocked off for the conference, and they will be available to reserve until 30 days prior to the event (at which time they will be released and rooms can still be reserved at the special rate, but availability is not guaranteed). The rooms have been released, availability is no longer garunteed, but the special price remains in effect!

Room cancelations can be made until 4:00pm on the night of arrival.

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