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Sacramento Freethought Day

The 12th Annual Sacramento Freethought Day is Saturday, October 12, 2013, and combines the fun and atmosphere of a fair with the education and activism of a conference.

Join us for engaging speakers, live entertainment, family activities, an authors' panel, prizes, and more!

A Beautiful Location

We are thrilled to host Freethought Day at William Land Park, just across from the Sacramento Zoo. With the amphitheater adjacent to a gorgeous lake, plenty  of shade and grass, and easy freeway access, this might be our best venue yet!

Speakers, Authors, and Entertainers

• Annie Laurie Gaylor, Freedom From Religion Foundation

• Shelley Segal, Singer and Songwriter

• Sean Faircloth, Richard Dawkins Foundation

• Richard Carrier, Author

• Greta Christina, Blogger and Author

• Jason Frye, LGBT Activist

• Carrie Poppy, Podcaster and Activist

• Keith Lowell Jensen, Comedian

• David Fitzgerald, Author

• Heina Dadabhoy, Skepchick and Activist

• Victor Harris, Poet

• Dan Riley, Author

• Andi Griffith, Author

• Neil Wehneman, Secular Student Alliance

Registration and Parking

Both registration and parking are free at Freethought Day!

We ask that you register in advance to help us accommodate everyone that  attends. In exchange for early (free) registration, you'll be eligible for door prizes!

Support and Volunteer

Freethought Day is an entirely non-profit endeavor, supported by the freethought community. Every donation supports this event 100% by helping us cover our  speakers' costs, rent a venue, pay for advertising, and buy food for our volunteers.

Here are four ways you can help make Freethought Day a continued success:

• Donate to Freethought Day: Those that wish to support Freethought Day will be recognized in the program and on the website. And you can show your support with a keepsake button, all for just $25.

• Fundraising Reception: Attend this special evening event on Friday, October 11th which features live entertainment, a selection of great appetizers and desserts, wine, and the company  nearly all of our speakers for just $75. Also includes Reserved Seating at Freethought Day and more!

• Host a Table: If you're an author, business, freethought group, or any other community organization you can have your own table at Freethought Day. It's free for student groups, $25 for authors, $50 for non-profits, and $100 for businesses.

• Sponsorship: Businesses and organizations looking for exposure can sponsor Freethought Day starting at just $250. Benefits include reception attendance, on-stage announcements, an exhibitor table, program advertisements, reception tickets, and more.

For questions regarding support and volunteering, please contact David Diskin at [masked] or go  straight to our Support page.

Lobby Day

With the support of the Secular Coalition of California, October 11th (Friday) is Secular Lobby Day.

We'll gather at 8 AM to make a difference in our state and local government. Sign up for this special event and help us change the face of politics.

Other Awesome Stuff

There's a lot going on at Freethought Day, so check out these links to learn more:

• Fundraising Reception

• Family Fun Zone

• Bella's Blog about Freethought Day

• Making it a Great Day

• Directions

• Lodging and Visiting

More Information

Get last-minute details by reviewing our Official Website, or being a part of our Page on Facebook and our Facebook Event.  Follow us on Twitter @FreethoughtDay.

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  • Paul B.

    Interesting good speakers & subjects. Also good representation of relevant groups at the tables ...but no table for SAS. Nor did I see any of the 32 SAS members supposedly attending! Are we just expected to recognize each other by memorizing photos from the web? If no table or agreed meeting point, how about issuing badges? So, rather poor as a meet-up with others in the group, but otherwise informative.

    October 13, 2013

  • Kenneth E. N.

    Extremely well organized this year! A great opportunity for networking and making connections. Pleasing to see all the freethought/skeptic/humanist/advocacy groups working so well together.

    October 13, 2013

  • Victoria T.

    I just got here, where are u guys at, I may have come in from wrong park entrance

    October 12, 2013

  • Randy F.

    Judy, could you please bring a medium and an extra large "ask an atheist" T-shirt? Thanks

    October 11, 2013

    • Judy S.

      Yes - I'll have them at the Sac FFRF tent/table.

      October 11, 2013

  • David D.

    Please register in advance (it's free) at

    It's the only way to qualify for door prizes and get a free program.

    October 9, 2013

  • Paul B.

    Looking forward to my fist conference here. Any particular place where we can meet up as a group? Will be interesting to compare with Humanist meetings & conferences I attended in the UK. As a scientist myself, I'm interested in how science can influence life.

    1 · October 8, 2013

    • David D.

      Don't forget to register in advance. :)

      October 9, 2013

  • Victoria T.

    I'm bringing 2 guests, my children age 14 and 16

    1 · October 4, 2013

    • David D.

      Don't forget to register! :)

      October 9, 2013

  • David Diskin changed the location from William Land Park to William Land Park

    September 6, 2013

  • David Diskin changed the location from TBA to William Land Park

    September 6, 2013

  • Robert B.

    Marking it in my calendar. Thanks.

    1 · August 6, 2013

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