Past Meetup

Southern California Secular Humanist Conference

This Meetup is past

55 people went

Price: $20.00 /per person
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On Saturday, February 15th, join us for a full day of speakers and thinkers as we discuss "The Heart of Humanism: Empathy, Ethics, and Building a Better Human Experience."

We are doing a meet & greet dinner the night before, and a Darwin Day party the night after (check the meetup posts for these events).

Also we are partnering with Camp Quest West to offer complimentary child care to our guests (no need for the babysitter). ***Conditions apply-see below.


• 9:30-10:00 a.m. - Registration

• 10:00-12:00 p.m. - Morning Session Speakers

• 10:20 Jason Frye: Humanism 101.

• 10:45 Cy Chadley: Global Ethics.

• 11:10 Jennifer Kalmanson:Humanism in the Corner Office--Case Studies of Effectively Humanist Management Action & Consequence from the Gilded Age to Today.

• 11:50 Margaret Downey: Actions Speak Louder Than Philosophy.

• 12:30-2:00 p.m. - Lunch (on your own; there are many good restaurants near the hotel)

• 2:00-6:30 Afternoon Speakers

• 2:00 Victoria de la Torré Cortes: Religion and Latinos: How Secularism is the Answer.

• 2:30 Steve Hill: Unity in the Movement.

• 3:00 Linda Patterson: Shattered Scriptures, The Bible Through the Eyes of a Former Christian.

• 3:30 Dan Arel: Parenting without God. Raising kids in a Christian America.

• 3:55 David Diskin: Child’s Play: Camp Quest and the Future of Secularism.

• 4:30 Lilandra

• 5:00 Bobbie Kirkhart: Whose Conscience Are You Voting?

• 5:30 Maggie Ardiente: Good Without A God: How Humanism Makes Everyone's Lives Better.

• 6:00 James Croft: Finding the Heart of Humanism.

• 6:30-8:00 p.m. - Dinner (on your own)

• 8:00 Aron Ra: Ethical Infidels.

• 8:50 Jamy Ian Swiss: Credit the Conman.

• 9:40 Stand Up Comedy by Steve Hill

*Tickets can also be purchased at

**Full bios and info can be found at

***Camp Quest West will be providing free childcare with advanced reservation. Let us know by Wednesday the 12th to take advantage of this service at [masked]).

****The Mission Valley Resort Hotel is offering a special conference rate on rooms (please call[masked] and reserve the $50 per night rate by saying “Humanist Conference”).