2018 Convetion Wordmark

Schedule

TENTATIVE SCHEDULE
Schedule subject to changes.

FRIDAY, NOV. 2

Friday afternoon events in Pacific Concourse H-O Level, unless otherwise noted. 

11 AM
Registration opens
Continues through convention.
Pacific Foyer (until 5 PM); reopens in Grand Ballroom Foyer at 6:00 PM.

11:15 AM - 1 AM
“Losing Our Religion”
      86-minute film. Exclusive preview! Includes interviews with former clergy, including Dan Barker

FRIDAY AFTERNOON PROGRAM
Pacific Concourse H-O

1 PM
Welcome
Emperor Has No Clothes Award
      U.S. Representative Huffman

1:30 PM
Richard Hermsen Student Activist Award
Stardust: The Book of Truth
       Bailey Harris

2 PM
Culbert Olson: The People's Governor
      Debra Deanne Olson
      Craig Wilkinson, M.D., co-authors

2:30 PM
Free Will: Make Up Your Mind
      Dan Barker
Freethought Concert

Book signings for Olson, Harris & Barker

3 PM
BREAK
Coffee, tea, light refreshments
Open until 5 PM
Pacific Foyer

3:30 - 5 PM
Emperor Has No Clothes Award
      Salman Rushdie
Book signing to follow

5 - 7 PM
Dinner on your own

FRIDAY EVENING PROGRAM

Event moves to the Grand Ballroom or Foyer (Street Level) Friday evening through Saturday, except for meals.

6 PM
Registration re-opens
Sales Table
Grand Foyer (Street Level)

7 PM
Evening Welcome
      Dan Barker & Annie Laurie Gaylor
Year in Review Presentation
Music
Grand Ballroom

7:30 PM
Premiere “Clarence Darrow Award”
      Actor John de Lancie

8:00 PM

Julia Sweeney: "Older & Wider”
      Stand Up Comedy

9:30 PM
Dessert Reception
Grand Foyer (Market Street Foyer)

10:15 PM
“Losing Our Religion” Film
      Night owl showing. 86 minute film. Exclusive preview! Includes interviews with former clergy, including Dan Barker

SATURDAY, NOV. 3
Saturday program in Grand Ballroom (Street Level), except meals

SATURDAY MORNING PROGRAM

8 AM
Non-Prayer Breakfast
For ticket holders
Pacific A-G, Pacific Concourse Level
(Late breakfast ticket pick-ups and registration, Pacific Foyer)

9 AM
Registration reopens, continues through Saturday
Grand Foyer (Street Level)

9:30 AM
Welcome
      Lisa Strand, Director of Operations
“Nothing Fails Like Prayer” Song
      Dan Barker
“Nothing Fails Like Prayer” Winner
Grand Ballroom

10 AM - 10:15 AM
Report from Secular Coalition for America
      Larry Decker, executive director

11 AM
FFRF Legal Report “On a Roll”
      FFRF Attorneys

12 PM - 2 PM
Lunch & sightseeing on your own

2 PM
Freethought Heroine
      Sarah Haider

2:30 PM
"What We Think, How We Think”
      Mohammed Al Khadra, founder, Ex-Muslims of Jordan

2:45 PM
Avijit Roy Courage Award
      Introduced by Rafida Bonya Ahmed
      Recipient: Roopbaan Magazine, accepted by co-founder

3:15 PM
Henry Zumach Freedom From Religion Fundamentalism Award
      Ensaf Haidar

3:45 PM
Break

4 PM
Forward Award
      A conversation with Cecile Richards
Book signing follows

6 PM
Banquet Dinner with cash bar
For ticket holders
Pacific A-G

SATURDAY EVENING PROGRAM
Grand Ballroom (Street Level)

8 PM
Clean Money Drawing

8:30 PM
“Real Women Do It Standing Up”
      Leighann Lord

8:30 - 8:45 PM
Short Concert
      Voices of Reason

9 PM
Emperor Has No Clothes Award
      Adam Savage

SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 4
All events take place in Waterfront CDE

8:30 AM
Pastries, coffee available for members (while they last)

9 AM
Annual Membership meeting
Open to all current FFRF members

11:15 AM
Annual State Representatives Meeting

Adjourn by Noon

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