"Changing Perceptions: Atheists Among Us" is the theme of the 2011 Midwest Humanist and Freethought Conference being held this weekend, August 12-14, in Omaha, Nebraska. Featured Saturday speakers include Greta Christina, Mr. Deity, J. T. Eberhard, Jen McCreight, and Hemant Mehta. UnitedCoR’s Fred Edwords will give a PowerPoint presentation on the history of billboard and bus campaigns. On Sunday morning Sam Singleton will provide comedy entertainment.
The United Coalition of Reason is national sponsor. Local sponsors are Omaha Atheists, the University of Nebraska at Omaha Council for Humanist Thought, and the University of Nebraska at Omaha Secular Student Alliance–all of which are helping to organize the new Omaha Coalition of Reason.
The conference gets underway Friday at 5:00 PM with a special social gathering at Godfather’s Pizza, 2117 S. 67th Street in Omaha. The main events will be held on the University of Nebraska-Omaha campus at the Milo Bail Student Center, North 62nd Street & Dodge Street in Omaha. The conference hotel is the Comfort Inn & Suites at 8736 West Dodge Road in Omaha.
Complete information is available online at http://midwesthumanistandfreethoughtconference.com/ .