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Hyatt Recency Texas

October 28-30, 2022

Hyatt Regency San Antonio Riverwalk
123 Losoya St
San Antonio, TX 78205

FFRF's 2022 annual convention schedule

(Schedule and details are tentative and still subject to change.)


Thursday Evening, October 27, 2022

4 - 6 PM “Happy Hour” reception and early registration

Friday Morning, October 28, 2022

9 AM WELCOME
Die Gedanken Sind Frei - Dan Barker
Welcome Attendees - Lisa Strand, Director of Operations
Year in Review - Dan Barker and Annie Laurie Gaylor, FFRF Co-Presidents
Nothing Fails Like Prayer Award

9:45 AM “Do Mess with Texas”
Val Benavidez, President of Texas Freedom Network

10:15 AM “Alpha God”
Hector Garcia

10:45 AM Break

11 AM Clarence Darrow Award
Jim Hightower

11:45 AM Book signings | Break

Friday Afternoon

12 - 2 PM Lunch break with optional activities

12 - 12:30 PM Pick up optional box lunches

12:30 PM Two concurrent workshops
“On Death, Dying, Disbelief” workshop
Candace Gorham
“What you can do to support abortion rights” workshop
Barbara Alvarez

1:30 - 2 PM Break

2 - 3:15 PM Legal Legislative Lobbying Reports

3:15 PM Freethinkers of Year
Daryl Cobranchi and Eric Engle, Parkersburg court victors

3:30 PM Student Activist Honorees
Will Larkins, Max Nibert

4 - 4:15 PM Break

4:15 - 5:15 PM Black Activist & Nonbelief Panel
Rogiers Fibby, Andrea Forbes, Candace Gorham, Cynthia McDonald, DeAngela Morant & Mandisa Thomas

5:30 - 7 PM Optional Dinner Buffet | Break

Friday Evening

7 PM Avijit Roy Courage Award
Ensaf Haidar on behalf of Raif Badawi 

7:30 PM Julia Sweeny

8:15 PM Godless Gospel 
Dan Barker, Rogiers Fibby, Andre Forbes, Candace Gorham, Cynthia McDonald, DeAngela Morant and Mandisa Thomas

9:15 PM Cake and Beverage Reception


Saturday Morning, October 29, 2022

8 - 9:30 AM Optional Nonprayer Breakfast
“Moment of Bedlam”

9:30 AM Debut Out of God’s Closet Student Scholarship Award
Elle Harris

9:45 AM Student Essay Winners

10:15 AM Freethought Heroine Award
Alice Greczyn

11 AM Henry Zumach Freedom From Religious Fundamentalism
Daniel Mach on behalf of ACLU
Book signing | Break

Saturday Afternoon

12 - 2 PM Lunch break on your own
Chapter lunch

2 PM Champion of the First Amendment Award
Anthea Butler

2:30 PM Champion of the First Amendment Award
Nebraska State Senator Megan Hunt

3:00 PM Forward Award
Amy Hagstrom Miller

3:45 PM Book signing for Anthea Butler | Break

4:15 PM “Ask an Attorney”
Q&A with FFRF attorneys

Saturday Evening

6 PM Optional Banquet Dinner

8 PM Drawing for Clean Money

8:30 PM Emperor Has No Clothes Award
John Irving
Book signing


Sunday Morning, October 30, 2022

9 AM Membership Meeting
Open to all current FFRF members

11 AM State Representatives Meeting

ADJOURN BY NOON