November 10, 2015
Starting Friday November 13, 2015, a three-day Skepticon 8 Conference will be held at the Ramada Plaza Hotel and Conference Center in Springfield, MO. 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, atheists, skeptics, other non-theists and those who are open to the values of non-theism can work together to move society forward with a firm reliance on reason and humanity.
Some of the featured speakers for the event are
– Dr. Mary Anne Franks—Professor of Law at the University of Miami Law School.
– Mark Bunker—American broadcast journalist, videographer and documentary filmmaker.
– Teka-Lark Fleming—journalist, essayist, poet and independent publisher.
– Fallon Fox—professional Mixed Martial Arts Fighter specializing in the art of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, Wrestling, and Muay Thai.
– Justin Vollmar—former minister of the online Virtual Deaf Church, and member of The Clergy Project (http://clergyproject.org/).
Details regarding all speakers can be found at: http://skepticon.org/speakers/.
Ramada Plaza Hotel and Conference Center, 2546 N. Glenstone, Springfield, MO 65803. Toll-free (888) 532-4338; Local (417) 866-5253
Friday, November 13, from 8 a.m, through Sunday, November 15 at 6 p.m.
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 http://skepticon.org/what/.
The Skepticon Conference at www.skepticon.org is a skeptic/freethinker/educational/awesome conference that is held annually in Springfield, MO. It is the mission of Skepticon to support, promote, and develop free-thought skeptic, and scientific communities through inclusive educational programming…which is really a fancy way of saying we all get together to share ideas, knowledge, and high fives.
The United Coalition of Reason at www.unitedcor.org is a non-profit organization that helps local non-theistic groups work together to achieve higher visibility, increase membership, and have a greater impact in their local areas.
For more information, please contact:
Skepticon 8 [email protected]
UnitedCoR’s Executive Director
United Coalition of Reason (based in Washington, DC)