Convention Schedule


Freedom From Religion
     in the Bible Belt ­— May 2-3, 2014
Raleigh Regional Convention
Sheraton Raleigh, 421 South Salisbury St., Raleigh N.C.

Friday, May 2, 2014

(This schedule is tentative and may be subject to change.)

5 PM.: Registration opens, continues through conference

7 PM: Opening, Greetings, a little music

FFRF Co-Presidents Dan Barker & Annie Laurie Gaylor

Triangle Freethought Society President Harry Shaughnessy

TFS Board Member Sue Kocher

7:30PM: “Sophia Goes to Good News Club,” film by Scott Burdick

Student Activist Award – Sophia Winkler

Remarks by Scott Burdick

8:30PM: Complimentary desserts & hot beverages, cash bar, Meet ’n Greet with speakers, activists

9PM: The Village Idiots Comedy Troupe


Saturday May 3, 2014

8AM: Non-Prayer Breakfast (optional)

9AM: Sales tables/registration reopens

9:30AM: FFRF/Chapter Welcome, Harry Shaughnessy and Sue Kocher

10AM: Todd Stiefel, Stiefel Freethought Foundation, “The Importance of Being Out”

10:30AM: Student Activists Awards

to Ben and Kalei Wilson

Remarks by Max Neilson, student plaintiff

11AM: Mandisa Thomas, Black Nonbelievers Black Nonbelievers: Past, Present & Future

11:30AM: Sarah Morehead, Executive Director, Recovery from Religion, “The Consequence of Faith”

Noon to 2 (Lunch/sightseeing)

2PM: The Clergy Project Panel: Apostles to Apostates, Emcee, Dan Barker, Panelists Candace R.M. Gorham, Randy Bender, Matt Killingsworth

3PM: Michael Nugent, founder, Atheist Ireland “Blasphemy is a Victimless Crime

4PM: Bart Ehrman, “Writing about Religion: Some Agnostic Reflections”, Critical bible scholar, author, Book signing follows in lobby

6:30PM: Banquet Dinner (optional(extra chairs will be brought in after dinner for non-diners)

Drawing for “clean” money

Stuart Watson, Investigative reporter, WCNC-TV Charlotte Democracy vs. Religion

Socializing with chapter follows.

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