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Secular volunteers, leaders, and advocates are invited to Secular Leadership Day, part of California Freethought Day, on Saturday from 10 AM - 4 PM for a day of networking, workshops, information sharing, and more.

Topics, Speakers, and Schedule

9:30 - Doors Open / Networking

10:00 - Welcome

10:05 - Self Introductions

10:30 - Getting on the Political Map, by Larry Decker, Secular Coalition for America

11:15 - One Year of Highway Cleanup, by David Diskin, Stockton Area Atheists and Freethinkers

12:00 - Lunch (included with registration)

12:50 - Group Photo

1:00 - Forming the Young Skeptics After School Program, by Robin Rinzler and others, Atheists United of San Luis Obispo

1:45 - Running for Office, by Rep. Athena Salman (AZ)

2:30 - TBD

3:00 - Open Discussion and Break Out Groups, led by David Diskin

4:00 - Adjourned

Please note that there is a 10-minute break between each speaking segment.

Be sure to join us at the Supporters' Reception that evening, and purchase your ticket ( in advance to save.


Register online ( for just $25 (free for students).

We'll cover your lunch, as well as drinks and snacks throughout the day.

Planning Your Day

Plan to arrive between 9:30 - 9:45 to get checked in. Our first segment starts at 10 AM sharp!

Lunch will be provided at noon, covered by your registration fee (general: $25, students: free).

Stick around in the evening for our Supporters' Reception (, featuring an open bar, appetizers and desserts, and the first opportunity to meet many of our speakers ( (Additional fee.)

If you need lodging, we've got you covered ( with a special rate at the same hotel as this event.