November 3, 2015
Contact: Jocelyn Williamson, Coordinator—Florida Freethought Convention, (407) 588-7729, [email protected]
Starting Friday November 6, 2015, a three-day FreeFlo conference will be held at the Holiday Inn—Orlando International Airport. Non-theists will gather to advocate for progressive values, support the development and advancement of humanist thought, support the separation of government and religion, encourage rational thought and scientific inquiry, and provide a safe environment where humanists, other non-theists and those who are open to the values of humanism can work together to move society forward with a firm reliance on reason and humanity.
WHO: Some of the featured speakers for the event are:
– David Tamayo—President of Hispanic Freethinkers.
– Stewart Huff—comedian.
– Dave Churvis—Program Manager of the Richard Dawkins Foundation for Reason and Science.
– Dr. Anthony Pinn—author, professor, and Director of the Institute of Humanist Studies.
– UnitedCoR’s Executive Director—Executive Director of The United Coalition of Reason.
– Sarah Haider—Director of Development of Ex-Muslims of North America.
– Keynote address delivered by Dan Barker—co-president of the Freedom From Religion Foundation.
Details regarding all speakers can be found at: www.free-flo.org/speakers.
WHERE: Holiday Inn—Orlando International Airport, 5750 T. G. Lee Blvd., Orlando FL, 32822.
WHEN: Friday, November 6th from 8:30pm through Sunday, November 8th at 5:00pm.
WHY: The conference is about realizing that our society, the world and our universe is a bigger, brighter and a more amazing place than ever imagined when viewed through the lens of humanism and non-theism. The conference provides an opportunity for non-believers to stand together and gives us a public voice, allowing us to reach out and connect with even more people who share our philosophy, and helps us continue the journey of building a strong and vibrant humanist community. When we discover that we’re not alone, we are encouraged to enthusiastically live lives in a way that reflects our values. What makes life for humanists, atheists and other non-believers so exciting is the infinite discoveries, unbounded by supernatural beliefs, that await to be revealed through reason, logic and open-minded curiosity.
MORE INFORMATION: More information about the conference can be found at www.free-flo.org.
The Florida Freethought Conference at www.free-flo.org is organized in part by the Orlando Coalition of Reason. There will be options for socializing with fellow conference attendees each evening.
Orlando Coalition of Reason at www.orlandocor.org is a proactive partnership of 17 Atheist, Free-Thought advocates, and Humanist groups working together in the greater Orlando area with a clear vision to foster a sense of community for the secular among us and to raise the visibility of our efforts for those who have not yet found a secular community through which they can thrive and feel welcome.
The United Coalition of Reason at www.unitedcor.org is a non-profit organization that helps local nontheistic groups work together to achieve higher visibility, increase membership, and have a greater impact in their local areas.
For more information, please contact:
Coordinator—Florida Freethought Convention
UnitedCoR’s Executive Director
United Coalition of Reason (based in Washington, DC)