May 2012

May 25 - 27 -- Cologne, Germany

Dan Barker and Annie Laurie Gaylor will participate in the 2012 European Atheist Convention ("Perspectives of Atheism - National, Regional, Global") the weekend of May 25 - 27, 2012, in Cologne, Germany.

May 2012

May 20 – Irvine, California

Join Dan Barker at the third annual Orange County Freethought Alliance Conference. Dan will speak on Sunday, May 20 at 1:00 p.m. The conference will take place Friday-Sunday. Other speakers include James Randi and Michael Shermer. The events will be held in the University of California-Irvine Student Center, Newport Beach B Room, Pereira Dr, Irvine, Calif.

Click here for a full schedule of events. 


May 2012

May 18-20 – Arlington, Virginia

Join Annie Laurie Gaylor at the 2012 Women in Secularism conference! On Saturday morning Annie Laurie will be moderating a panel on "The Intersection of Nontheism and Feminism" at 9:30 a.m. and will discuss "The History of Women in Freethought" at 11:30 a.m. At 2 p.m. she will join Greta Christina, Wafa Sultan and R. Elisabeth Cornwell in a session on "Why Women Need Freedom From Religion." 

The conference is sponsored by the Center for Inquiry. Click here to view the full schedule of speakers and events. Register for the event here

April 2012

April 27 - 29 – State College, Pennsylvania

Dan will participate in several events during his "PA Year of the Bible Tour of State College."

Friday, April 27: 1:30 p.m. – Campus parade, 5:00 p.m. – "Losing Faith in Faith"
Saturday, April 28: 7:30 p.m. – Friendly Atheist
Sunday, April 29: 3:00 p.m. – Irreverent concert, 7:00 p.m. – Dialog and debate

The events are sponsored by PSU Atheist Agnostic Association, Unitarian Universalist HUUmanists and FFRF's Nittany Freethought Society. Contact Betsy and Chuck Berry for additional information.

*Click on the ad below for individual event details. 

April 2012

April 27-29 – Madison, Wisconsin

Join FFRF Co-President Annie Laurie Gaylor and FFRF Constitutional Consultant Andrew Seidel at Madison's Freethought Festival 2012. Gaylor and Seidel both speak on Saturday, April 28. Click here for a full schedule. The event is hosted by Atheists, Humanities, & Agnostics of UW-Madison and co-sponsored by FFRF. The Freethought Festival will be April 27-29 in the Mosse Humanities Buliding, Rm 3650, 455 N. Park Street - UW Campus. Admission is free. Visit for more information. 

April 2012

April 21 -- Manila, Philippines

Dan Barker will speak at the first national atheist convention in the Philippines on Saturday, April 21.

April 2012

April 13-15, 2012 -- Melbourne, Australia

Dan Barker and Annie Laurie Gaylor will participate in the 2012 Global Atheist Convention, "A Celebration of Reason," in Melbourne, Australia.

March 2012

March 31 -- Fort Bragg, North Carolina

Dan Barker will perform at "Rock Beyond Belief" at Fort Bragg, North Carolina, on Saturday, March 31. See "Rock Beyond Belief" for a list of speakers (including Richard Dawkins) and events.

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March 2012

March 24 -- Washington DC


Washington Park Hotel
525 New Jersey Ave NW, Washington, D.C.

6-7 Registration, Social Hour; 7:00 Dinner; 8:30 Barbara Enrenreich Speech , followed by booksigning

Barbara Ehrenreich

Featuring honoree: Atheist, Feminist, Author & Columnist Barbara Ehrenreich receiving an Emperor Has No Clothes Award & post-speech booksigning. The charge is $100 to attend the “gala.” Register here.

March 2012

March 24 -- Reason Rally, Washington DC

The Freedom From Religion Foundation is a Principal Sponsor of The Reason Rally, an event sponsored by many of the country’s largest and most influential secular organizations. It will be free to attend and will take place in Washington, D.C. on March 24th, 2012 from 10:00AM – 4:00PM at the National Mall. There will be music, comedy, speakers, and so much more. We hope you can join us!  Speakers include: Richard Dawkins, Taslima Nasrin, Jessica Ahlquist, James Randi, Annie Laurie Gaylor & Dan Barker, PZ Myers, Cristina Rad, and more. Music by Bad Religion, Tim Minchin, Dan Barker, and more.

March 2012

March 23 -- Washington DC

FFRF Pre-Reason Rally Dinner

Phoenix Park Hotel
520 N. Capitol St., N.W., Washington, D.C.

5:30-6:30 Registration, social hour; 6:30 Dinner; 8:00 Entertainment, Speeches

Featuring Speaker Ellery Schempp and Dan Barker at the piano. The $55 banquet dinner can be ordered via FFRF here

You’re invited to attend an FFRF Dinner Party hosted by FFRF Co-Presidents Dan Barker and Annie Laurie Gaylor preceding the Reason Rally, at the elegant, Irish-run Phoenix Park Hotel, 520 N. Capitol St., N.W., Friday, March 23. Speakers will be Supreme Court victor Ellery Schempp of Schempp v. Abington, the 1963 case barring bible reading and devotional prayer in public schools, and Dan ("Friendly Neighborhood Atheist") Barker, an accomplished pianist and songwriter who will entertain at the piano. Ellery will talk on "The Real Assault Against Religious Liberty."


March 2012

March 3 -- Waterloo, Ontario, Canada

Dan Barker will talk about "How to be good without a god" to the Atheists, Agnostics and Freethinkers of Waterloo on Saturday, March 3, at 7:00 pm in Arts Lecture 113 (see 'AL' building on map) at the University of Waterloo. Contact Keith Christensen (226-747-4259).

March 2012

March 2 -- Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Dan Barker will give an informal talk and participate in a discussion with students and audience members for the University of Toronto Secular Alliance on Friday, March 2nd, at 4:00 pm in room 240 of the main building at University College (University of Toronto -- see map). Address: 15 King's College Circle. Contact Mehdi Zabet (647-261-3784). 

March 2012

March 1 -- Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Dan Barker will talk about "Losing Faith in Faith" at York University at 7:00 pm on Thursday, March 1 on the Keele campus. The event, sponsored by FreeSAY (Freethinkers, Skeptics, and Atheists at York), will take place in Accolade West Building Room 109. The cost for the event will be $5 for York Students or $7 for Non Students. (Tickets are available for sale on Contact D'Arcy McNaughton.

February 2012

October 12-13, 2012 -- Portland, Oregon

35th Annual Freedom From Religion Foundation Convention! Join FFRF Oct. 12-13, in Portland, Ore. Confirmed speakers include: Richard Dawkins, mystery novelist Sara Paretsky, journalist Katherine Stewart, author of The Good News Club: The Christian Right’s Stealth Assault on America’s Children and Clergy Project “graduates,” Jerry DeWitt and Teresa MacBain. For more information visit:

February 2012

February 3, 2012 -- Iowa City, Iowa

Dan Barker will talk at the University of Iowa, Iowa City, on Friday, February 3, at 6:30 pm. The event, hosted by UI Atheists, Agnostics, Skeptics, and Freethinkers, will take place in the Pappajohn Business Building, room C125 (on Clinton and Market, across from the Pentacrest). Contact Asher Stuhlman.

February 2012

February 2, 2012 -- Pella, Iowa

Dan Barker will talk about "Losing Faith in Faith" and "Good Without God" at Central College in Pella, Iowa, on Thursday, February 2 at 7:00 pm. [NOTE LOCATION CHANGE! No longer in the Maytag Student Center] The event, hosted by Central College Secular Student Alliance, will take place in Recital Hall in the Cox-Snow Music building (on University St., south of the Maytag building, bldg 10 on map). Contact SSA president Kendra Haack.

December 2011

December 17 -- Waterloo, Ontario, Canada

Dan Barker will speak at the Winter Solstice banquet for the Society of Ontario Freethinkers (SOFREE) On Saturday, December 17. Time: 6:30 pm (appetizers & drinks); 7:00 pm (dinner & entertainment). Location: King Street North near Highway 85 in Waterloo, Ontario (venue details provided with paid reservation). Program: "This year's festive event includes: catered dinner buffet (meat & vegetarian options), live music and engaging talks with guest speakers: DAN BARKER (co-president, Freedom from Religion Foundation) and CHRISTOPHER diCARLO (author of "How to Become a Really Good Pain in the Ass: A Critical Thinker’s Guide to Asking the Right Questions"). PLUS: draw for complimentary membership, free parking, and all taxes included. For details, please see: Advance tickets only. NO tickets at the door. Early bird prices to Dec. 7:  $30 (SOFREE members); $35 (non-members). Prices after Dec. 7: $35 (SOFREE members); $40 (non-members). Deadline for all reservations: Dec. 13

November 2011

November 30 -- Madison, Wisconsin

In cooperation with President Obama's "White House Interfaith & Community Service" Challenge, Dan Barker will represent the "nonfaith" community with a talk about "The importance of state/church separation" at the University of Wisconsin, on Wednesday, November 30, at 7:00 pm in room 6210 of the Sewell Social Sciences Building. The event is sponsored by AHA! (Atheists, Humanists, & Agnostics @ UW-Madison). Contact AHA! president Chris Calvey at christophercalvey[AT]gmail[DOT]com.

November 2011

November 19 -- Springfield, Missouri

Dan Barker will speak at 2:00 pm at SKEPTICON on Saturday, November 19. (Registration required) The event will take place in the Gillioz Theater in Springfield, Missouri (325 Park Central East  Springfield, MO 65806). Contact Katie Hartman at zewlie[AT]gmail[DOT]com.

November 2011

November 14 -- Corvallis, Oregon

Dan Barker will debate Father Lucas on the topic "Is There is an Absolute Basis for Morality?" at Oregon State University at 7:00 pm on Monday evening, November 14, in the Milam Auditorium (on SW Campus and SW 26th). The event is sponsored by the Socratic Club of Oregon State. (Contact Gary Ferngren at gferngren[AT]oregonstate[DOT]edu.) See the story in Oregon Faith Report: "OSU to debate absolute morals."

November 2011

November 2011

November 11 – Moscow, Idaho

Dan Barker will speak at 6:00 pm on Friday, November 11th in the Clearwater/Whitewater room in the Commons at the University of Idaho in Moscow, Idaho. The event is co-sponsored by Freethought Moscow (a student group at the University of Idaho) and Secular Cougs (a student group at Washington State). Contact Mike Steffens at stef1046[AT]vandals[DOT]uidaho[DOT]edu.

November 2011

November 5 -- Indianapolis, Indiana

Dan Barker will talk at the Center For Inquiry-Indiana on Saturday, November 5, at 7:00 pm. He will be speaking on The Clergy Project (support group for ministers who don't believe) and entertaining with songs from his freethought music collection. Snacks and beverages will be provided.The event will take place at 350 Canal Walk, Suite A, Indianapolis. Seating is limited: Purchase your ticket online or at CFI-Indiana. (CFI members and FFRF members, $10.00; Public: $15.00)

November 2011

November 3 – Minneapolis, Minnesota

Dan Barker will debate Hamza Tzortzis on the topic "Is Atheism or Islam more rational?" on Thursday, November 3, at 8:00 pm in Smith Hall - Room 100 at University of Minnesota. The debate is sponsored by Campus Atheists, Skeptics, and Humanists and Building Blocks of Islam. Contact Jeffrey Mondloch.

October 2011

October 26 -- La Crosse, Wisconsin

Dan Barker will debate Dr. Paul Helseth on the topic "Can religion and government be strictly separate?" on Wednesday, October 26, at 7:00 pm in the Carwright Center's Valhalla Room at the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse. The debate, moderated by Hank Zumach, is sponsored by the La Crosse Area Freethought Society and La Crosse Secular Student Society.

October 2011

October 24 -- Stockton California

Dan Barker will talk about “Good Without God” on Monday, 10/24, 6:00 pm at the University of the Pacific, Stockton, CA. Janet Leigh Theater. Contact Jeremy Hixson at ‘[email protected]

October 2011

October 23 -- Sacramento

Dan Barker will speak at Sacramento Freethought Day on Sunday, October 23 at the University of the Pacific's McGeorge School of Law. Contact David Diskin.

October 2011

October 21 -- Chico California

Dan Barker will talk about “Losing Faith in Faith” on Friday, 10/21, 7:00 pm at Cal State University-Chico, PAC 134 (NOTE: The event will no longer be held in Holt 170, PAC 134 is an auditorium in the Performing Arts Center. A sign will be posted outside of Holt for further instructions). Contact Eddie Vela at ‘[email protected]’ (530) 898-4926 and Evan Brown ‘[email protected]

October 2011

October 20 -- Sacramento California 3:30 pm

Dan Barker will talk at Sierra College, 3:30 pm. Rocklin Campus, Walker Hall, Room D12. Contact Robert Sacerich at ‘[email protected]

October 2011

October 20 -- Sacramento California 7:30 pm

Dan Barker will talk at 7:30 pm: Sacramento City College, Student Center, “Good Without God.” Contact Don Button at ‘[email protected]’, 916-558-2415 (ofc) 916-396-1134 (cel)

October 2011

October 18 -- Whitewater, Wisconsin

Dan Barker will talk about "How to be good without God" at the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater on Tuesday, October 18, at 6:00 pm in Highland Hall, Timmerman Auditorium (1000) on Starin Ave. The event is sponsored by the Secular Student Alliance at UW Whitewater (Facebook page). Contact Dustin at (847) 951-4330.

October 2011

October 15 -- Fort Campbell, Clarksville, Tennessee

Dan Barker will give an informal talk to MASH (the Military Atheists and Secular Humanists of Fort Campbell) at 4:00 pm on Saturday, October 15, at 4:00 pm at The Looking Glass restaurant (329 Warfield Blvd) in Clarksville, Tennessee. The event is an informal meal. Please contact Grace Quiroz at grace[DOT]quiroz[AT], (281) 515-3838.

October 2011

October 14 -- Murray, Kentucky

Dan Barker will talk about "The Good Atheist: Living a Purpose-Filled Life Without God" at 6:00 pm on Friday, October 14th, at Murray State University in the Freed M. Curd Auditorium. (The auditorium is in the IT building across from the Curris Center) The event is sponsored by MISFITS (Murray State Freethinkers) and the SORS group (Murray State student Organization for Reason and Science).Contact professor William Zingrone (wzingrone[AT]murraystate[DOT]edu).

October 2011

October 13 -- Clarksville Tennessee

Dan Barker will talk at Austin Peay University art 7:00 pm on Thursday night, October 13, in the Clement Auditorium at Austin Peay University in Clarksville, Tennessee. (Clement Auditorium is at the corner of College St. and Henry St. See interactive map.) Dan's talk -- Godless: How An Evangelical Preacher Became One of America's Leading Atheists --  is sponsored by Students for Secular Humanism at Austin Peay State University. Contact Kate Cervantes at kateandrudy[AT]me[DOT]com, (931)220-5229

October 2011

October 7-9, Hartford, Connecticut

34th annual convention of the Freedom From Religion Foundation. See

September 2011

September 29, Allendale, Michigan

Dan Barker will talk on "Is the bible an acceptable guide for morality?" at Grand Valley State University on Thursday, September 29, at 9:15 pm at the Allendale campus in the Kirkhof Center - RM 2263 (located at E5 on this pdf map). The event is sponsored by the Center For Inquiry/Grand Valley freethought club . . . details to follow. Contact Ellen Lundgren at lundgree[AT]mail[DOT]gvsu[DOT]edu.

September 2011

September 28 -- Grand Rapids, Michigan

Dan Barker will talk about "The Good Atheist: Living a Purpose-Filled Life Without God"  to Center For Inquiry Michigan on Wednesday, September 28 at 7:00 pm at the Women's City Club - Upper Level, 254 E. Fulton St., Grand Rapids. Contact Jennifer Beahan at jbeahan[AT]centerforinquiry[DOT]net or Jeff Seaver at jseaver[AT]centerforinquiry[DOT]net

September 2011

September 18 -- San Diego

San Diego Coalition of Reason

Annie Laurie Gaylor will talk to the San Diego Coalition of Reason about FFRF's legal victories on Sunday, September 18, at 2:00 pm. The event will take place at the Chula Vista Library. (Civic Center Branch, 365 F Street, Chula Vista, CA 91910). Email SanDiegoCoR[AT]cox[DOT]net

September 2011

September 14 -- Zionsville, Indiana

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Dan Barker will participate in a panel debate on "Morality: Atheist, Agnostic, and Religious Perspectives," at 7:00 pm on Wednesday, September 14, at the Zionsville United Methodist Church, 9644 Whitestown Road, Zionsville IN. (317) 873-2623. Rabbi Benjamin Sendrow of Congregation Shaarey Tefilla in Carmel and Rev. Art Collins of the Indiana Conference of the United Methodist Church will be the other participants. Contact Scott Tyring at STyring(AT)zumc(DOT)org.

August 2011

August 20 -- New Orleans

Annie Laurie Gaylor will be speaking at the New Orleans Secular Humanist Association Silk Anniversary Banquet on Saturday, August 20 at 6:30pm. The event will take place at Smilies Restaurant, 5725 Jefferson Highway, Harahan. ($40.00 per person for paid NOSHA members; $45.00 per person for non-members) If you would like to pay online go to: and scroll down to the PayPal link and select your number of tickets. If you'd like to pay by check, or for more information, contact Harry Greenberger (504) 282-5459.

July 2011

July 29-31 -- Columbus, Ohio

Dan Barker will talk at the annual conference of the Secular Student Alliance the weekend of July 29 - 31, 2011.

June 2011

July 1 - 3 -- Lake Hypatia, Alabama

FFRF's annual Fourth of July Weekend Advance, July 1-3, 2011. Sponsored by the Freedom From Religion Foundation and the Alabama Freethought Association.

June 2011

June 3-5 -- Dublin, Ireland

Dan Barker and Annie Laurie Gaylor will participate in the World Atheist Convention 2011 in Dublin Ireland, the weekend of June 3 - 5, 2011.

May 2011

May 22 -- Los Angeles, California

Dan Barker will perform a concert of freethought music for Atheists United on Sunday, May 22 at 11:00 am at Center For Inquiry West (4773 Hollywood Blvd., Los Angeles, Hollywood, CA, 90027) . Contact Bobbie Kirkhart. Details to follow . . .

May 2011

May 15 -- St. Peter, Minnesota

Dan Barker will debate Jon Kaus on the topic "Can we be good without God?" at Gustavus Adolphus College on Sunday, May 15, at 7:00 pm in Alumni Hall. The event is sponsored by the Fellowship of Christian Athletes. Details to follow . . .

May 2011

May 6-7 -- Lawrence, Kansas

Dan Barker and Annie Laurie will participate in Reason Fest at the University of Kansas in Lawrence Kansas, the weekend of May 6 & 7. Dan will debate the existence of God on Friday, March 6, with theologian John-Mark Miravalle. Annie Laurie will talk about "America Doesn't Have a Prayer" on Saturday. The event is sponsored by SOMA (Society of Open Minded Atheists), a student group on campus, and by the Secular Student Alliance. Email reasonfest[AT] Phone 785-256-0772.

April 2011

April 23, 24 -- Tucson, Arizona

Dan Barker will talk about "The Good Atheist" (the title of his new book) to the Center for Inquiry in Tucson, Arizona, on Sunday, April 24 at 10:00 am. The event will take place at 1501 N Campbell Ave, at DuVal Auditorium near the University of Arizona campus. There will be a Café Inquiry at 8-9:15 and the program starts at 10 am and ends at noon. The event is free but donations are accepted to defray expenses. Contact Jerry Karches at jkarches[AT]swhaz[DOT]com. (If interested in attending a dinner the night before, April 23, contact Pat Cowan at  kitkatjam[AT]

April 2011

April 14 -- Eau Claire, Wisconsin

Dan Barker will debate Wade Duroe of Chippewa Falls' Crossroads Church on the separation of church and state on Thursday, April 14, at 6:00 pm in Schofield Auditorium at the University of Wisconsin, Eau Claire. The event is sponsored by the Chippewa Valley ACLU and the College Freethought Society. Contact Tyler Schimmel.

April 2011

April 13 -- Ripon, Wisconsin

Dan Barker will talk at Ripon College on Wednesday, April 13, at 7:00 pm in the East Hall Little Theater (see campus map). His talk, "Losing Faith in Faith: How an Evangelical Preacher became a Prominent Atheist," is sponsored by the Secular Student Alliance at Ripon College (Facebook page). See the school's press release about the event.

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