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Great Lakes Atheists Convention 2013

The Toledo-based Great Lakes Atheists are holding their first convention this summer. They have a most appealing & diverse lineup of speakers for the weekend-long event, with the possibility of even more being added. Please consider attending, it'll make for a fun weekend away!

From their event website:

"Great Lakes Atheists are proud to present the first ever Great Lakes Atheists Convention in wonderful downtown Toledo. We’re excited to have fellow atheists and freethinkers come to our fair city to share a weekend with us. We promise a good time! We have an absolutely amazing lineup of speakers coming in from all over the United States to share their thoughts with us.

Toledo has a lot to do in the summer months.  Hopefully while you are here, you’ll take the opportunity to experience what Toledo has to offer. We’ve got a world class museum and zoo along with an exciting baseball field, the home of the Mud Hens, in the heart of the city. And who wouldn’t want to eat at the original Tony Packo’s in east Toledo?

A lot of our speakers will be offering copies of their books for sale to be purchased at the convention.  Autographs are available. The cost of admission includes a dinner and dance on Saturday, so bring your dancing shoes."

Here is a list of speakers & performers they have lined up thus far:

http://glaconvention.com/?page_id=64

The price per person is $99 (includes Saturday night dinner & dance party). Reservations for the hotel are separate. Room reservations can be made here, but reservations must be made by phone to get the discounted rate:

http://www.hoteldowntowntoledo.com/

Here is the registration link for the convention itself:

http://glaconvention.com/?page_id=306

See you there! :)

 

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  • Doris

    Had a great time!

    1 · August 25, 2013

  • Sharon W.

    Totally agree - this convention was very well organized and super-fun. Keeping my fingers crossed for making this an annual event and I have taking the liberty of offering CFT's assistance in future!

    2 · August 24, 2013

  • Marni H.

    Barbara did an absolutely awesome job! The speakers and the whole experience were amazing :-)

    1 · August 23, 2013

  • Cari

    WONDERFUL to meet so many folks from Cleveland! Thank you for coming, and for your warm friendliness. Please keep in touch with me and Brother Sam. If you signed up for his newsletter in my little notebook--I lost it! Just go to www.samsingleton.com to sign up. Sorry. See you again soon.

    1 · August 23, 2013

  • Ray G.

    One of the best conventions I have ever been to. Hard to believe it's GLA's first one.

    1 · August 20, 2013

  • Mark T.

    I had a wonderful weekend. Kudos to Barbara & crew for putting on a great convention, and it was a joy to hang with fellow CFT members & also some new friends from other locales. I was very sorry to hear that some peoples' cars were broken into at the valet parking area- anyone who rsvp'd here? (Hope not) :(

    1 · August 18, 2013

  • Ruth Anastacia A.

    Only because I don't have a passport yet! Have a great time everybody!

    August 12, 2013

    • Marni H.

      Ummm.... This is in Toledo? I don't think passports are needed yet LOL :-)

      August 12, 2013

    • Marni H.

      Got it! Sorry didn't realize you weren't here in Ohio :-)

      August 12, 2013

  • Sharon W.

    Is anyone planning to participate in either of the activities during the 4-6:30p slot on Saturday: the cruise or the art museum? Guess I haven't been paying attention - I just now noticed them on the website!

    August 12, 2013

  • Chantal D.

    Yes, I will share a room with you on Saturday.

    July 31, 2013

  • Chantal D.

    Yes, we can share a room.

    July 21, 2013

  • Chantal D.

    Ellen, I can share a room at $89. Did you buy it already?

    June 1, 2013

    • Ellen

      Hi Chantal! I'm sorry, I won't be going to the conference after all. Hope you can find a roommate!

      June 1, 2013

  • Ken

    What is the discounted hoptel rate?

    March 26, 2013

    • Ellen

      I thought the $79 on their page was the conference fee. But maybe the guy at the hotel I spoke with gave me the wrong amount.

      March 27, 2013

    • Sharon W.

      We just booked & it was $89. Great discount from the website which is $139!

      May 31, 2013

  • Ellen

    I haven't bought my ticket yet but I'm very interested. It partly depends on someone sharing a hotel room with me... anyone interested?

    1 · March 14, 2013

    • Ellen

      I see you're also a member of SLSC, so maybe I'll see you at one of those meetups too. :-)

      March 15, 2013

    • Susan H.

      I JUST joined that one too, the same day I joined here. I'll have to check out what is going on---I think it is something at Kent State. Just haven't written it down.

      March 15, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I really have to have someone to ride with, please.

    March 15, 2013

  • Patty M.

    Can't. Hubby's birthday is the 17th.

    March 14, 2013

    • Marni H.

      My hubby's birthday is the 16th - looks like we'll be celebrating in Toledo! :-)

      3 · March 15, 2013

  • Greg S.

    I'd like to go to the convention but I don't know if I want to drive all the way to Toledo for it.

    March 14, 2013

    • Marni H.

      Greg, what city are you in? Maybe someone might be willing to carpool.

      1 · March 15, 2013

  • Patty M.

    I *HOPE* to make it!

    March 14, 2013

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