Monthly Global Conference Call on the Future of the Secular Movement

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Major Global Secular Events

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WASHconOctober Lynchburg, VA, USALocalUSWashington Area Secular Humanists

Event Month Next Date Next Location Size Country Notes
Religious Freedom Day January All Over International January 16. Community rallying, not a conference.
World Atheist Conference January January 6-7, 2016 All Over International India Atheist Centre, India
Freethinkers Day/Thomas Paine Day January 2016 All Over Community International January 29. Community rallying, not a conference.
Freethought Blogs Con (FtBCon) January 2016 online International US Online conference. No physical meeting.
University of Humanistic Studies Conference January 2016 International The Netherlands
International Conference: Atheist Centre January 2016 International India
Secular Summit (Ohio) February February 10, 2016 Columbus, OH Local US Center for Inquiry, Ohio
Southern California Secular Humanist Conference February 2016 Local US Humanist Association of San Diego. California
Darwin Day February 2016 All Over Community International February 12. Community rallying, not a conference.
Freethought Cruise February February 5-8, 2016 Port Canaveral, Florida to the Bahama Local US A ship cruise! Florida Humanist Association
Darwin on the Palouse February February 6, 2016 Moscow, Idaho and Pullman, Washington Local US Idaho, Washington
Budapesti Szkeptikus Konferencia February 2016 National Hungary
Secular Conference February 2016 National UK
Texas Secular Convention February 2016 Austin, Texas Regional USA
HuJews Conclave March 2016 Detroit, MI International US Society for Humanistic Judaism
Reason in the Rock March 2016 Little Rock, AR Local US Arkansas
SashaCon (Skeptics, Atheists, Secular Humanists & Agnostics) March 2016 Columbia, MO Local US Missouri
AHS Convention March 2016 London National UK National Federation of Atheist, Humanist and Secular Student Societies (AHS)
ThinkCon March 2016 National UK During the Cambridge Science Festival
Days of Atheism March 2016 Warsaw, Poland National Poland Poland
Science and Rationalists Association of India Conference March 2016 National India
Il Valore Dei Fatti (The value of facts) March 2016 National Italy
SCA Lobby Day and Summit April 2016 Washington, DC National US Secular Coalition for America. DC
ReasonFest April 2016 Local US SOMA. Kansas
American Atheists National Convention April 2016 Memphis, TN National US American Atheists
Astonish the World. Tell the Simple Truth: A Humanist Vision of Health & Happiness, Sustainability & Peace April 2016 Washington, DC Local US Humanist Chaplaincy at American University
Atheist & Secular Oklahomans Day April 2016 Oklahoma City, OK Regional US Atheist Community of Tulsa
National Ask an Atheist Day April 2016 All Over Community US April 17. Community rallying, not a conference.
Perspectives on Death and Dying Symposium: Dying Without Deity April 2016 New York City National US The Institute for Science and Human Values
Freethought Festival April 2016 National US
Rationalist International Conference April April 23-24, 2016 Tallinn, Estonia International US
Christopher Hitchens Day April 2016 All Over Community International April 13. Community rallying, not a conference.
Reason on the Bayou April 2016 Local US Louisiana
Skeptech April 2016 Local US Minnesota
Northeast Conference on Science and Skepticism (NECSS) April 2016 New York, NY Local US New York
Northwest Arkansas LogiCon April 2016 Local US Arkansas
RavenCon Skeptic Track April 2016 Richmond, VA Local US Maryland. Series of nonbelief panels / activities at a fantasy / gaming convention
QED (Question.Explore.Discover) April 2016 Manchester, UK National UK Manchester
ReAsonCon April 2016 Hickory, NC Local US Hickory Humanist Alliance
Foundation Beyond Belief: Week of Action May 2016 All Over National US Foundation Beyond Belief. Community rallying, not a conference.
Orange County Freethought Alliance Conference May 2016 Local US Freethought Alliance. California
Skeptics Conference May 2016 Los Angeles, CA International US Skeptic Society
AAI North American Convention May 2016 International US Atheist Alliance International
A Conference Called Wonder May 2016 Atlanta, GA International USA Sunday Assembly
IBKA International Atheist Convention May 2016 Cologne, Germany International Germany Internationaler Bund der Konfessionslosen und Atheisten
PatasCon May 2016 Pasig City, Philippines National Phillipines Philippine Atheists and Agnostics Society
Women in Secularism May 2016 National US Center for Inquiry
International Humanist and Ethical Union (IHEU) General Assembly May May 22, 2016 Malta International International International Humanist and Ethical Union
SkepKon May 2016 Frankfurt, Germany International Germany
LogiCON May 2016 Local Canada Edmonton
Kentucky Freethought Convention May 2016 Lexington, KY Local US Kentucky
Balticon Skeptic / Science Track May 2016 Baltimore, MD Local US Maryland. Series of science panels / activities at a fantasy / gaming convention
SkeptiCal May 2016 Local US California
Freedom From Religion Foundation Raleigh Regional Convention May 2016 Local US North Carolina
American Humanist Association Annual Conference May 2016 Denver, CO National US
Future of Ethical Societies Conference May 2016 Washington, DC National US DC
Flag Down May 2016 Local US Florida
American Ethical Union Assembly June 2016 Stamford, CT National US
Reason for Change June 2016 Buffalo, NY International US Center for Inquiry
Atheist Pride Day June 2016 Community International June 6. Community rallying, not a conference.
World Humanist Day June June 21, 2016 Community International June 21. Community rallying, not a conference.
Unitarian Universalist General Assembly June 2016 Portland, OR International US Some UU groups are secular.
Secular Student Alliance Annual Conference June 2016 Sacramento, CA National US
FreeOK ÔÇô the Oklahoma Freethought Convention June 2016 Tulsa, OK Local US Oklahoma Freethought and Humanism. Oklahoma
Imagine No Religion June 2016 Richmond, BC, Canada National Canada
British Humanist Association Annual Conference June 2016 Bristol, UK National UK
Reason Rally 2016 June June 4, 2016 Washington, DC National US Reason Rally, Washington, DC
Center for Inquiry Leadership Conference July 2016 Amherst, NY, USA National US Center for Inquiry
Foundation Beyond Belief Conference (FBBCON) July 2016 Boston, MA, USA National US Foundation Beyond Belief
The Amaz!ng Meeting (TAM) July 2016 Las Vegas, NV, USA National US James Randi Educational Foundation
SkepchickCON July 2016 Minneapolis, MN, USA Local US Minneapolis. Series of nonbelief panels / activities at a fantasy / gaming convention
Secular Student Alliance Annual Conference ÔÇô East July 2016 Columbus, OH National US
American Atheists Holds Regional Conference in Puerto Rico August Puerto Rico International Puerto Rico Puerto Rico
International Conference on Critical Thinking and Educational Reform July 2016 Berkeley, CA International US Foundation for Critical Thinking
World Humanist Congress August International UK Every 3 years.
The Skeptics Toolbox August 2016 Eugene, OR, USA Local US Oregon
Colorado Secular Conference August 2016 Local US Colorado
The Non-Conference August 2016 Kitchener, ON National Canada One day, Lawrence Krauss and others
Heartland Humanist Conference August Omaha, Nebraska Local US OMAHA (Omaha Metro Area Humanist Association)
IncreduCon August Local US Wisconsin
Skeptrack at DragonCon September Atlanta, GA, USA National US Georgia. Series of nonbelief panels / activities at a fantasy / gaming convention
Skeptics on the Fringe August August 8 National UK Edinburgh. Series of nonbelief events at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival
Denkfest September  Zurich, Switzerland International Switzerland
Kritisk Masse (Critical Mass) September International Norway Norway
European Skeptics Congress September London, UK International Europe
Carolinas Secular Conference September  Charlotte, NC Local US South Carolina
PATAS September Meetup September Philippines National PH September Meeting
Pennsylvania State Atheist / Humanist Conference September Harrisburg, PA, USA Local US Pennsylvania
Zeteticon September Local US North Dakota
None of the Above October Red Deer, Alberta, Canada Local US Society of Edmonton Atheists
Freethought Day October Sacramento, CA, USA Local US Sacramento Coalition of Reason
Atheist Alliance of America Annual Conference October Atlanta, GA National US Atheist Alliance of America
Center for Inquiry Summit October International US Center for Inquiry, Committee for Skeptical Inquiry, Council for Secular Humanism. Skipped 2014?
Australian Skeptics National Convention October Brisbane, Australia National Australia
Florida Secular Rally October Local US Florida
The Skeptics of Oz October Wichita, KS, USA Local US Kansas
Freedom From Religion Foundation Convention October Madison, WI National US
Skepsis Congres October  Zwolle, Netherlands International The Netherlands
Free Flo November Orlando, FL, USA Local US Florida
Youth of Ethical Societies (YES) Conference November  St. Louis, MO National US American Ethical Union
International Freethought Film Festival November International US  Skipped
FreeFlo November Orlando, FL Regional US Florida Humanist Association
ComceptCon November November 21, 2015  Oporto, Portugal International Portugal
International AA Convention November November 11-13, 2016 Austin, Texas National US 2016 We Agnostics, Atheists and Freethinkers International AA Convention
Skepticon November Springfield, MO National US
National Conference Skeptical (Hungary) November ┬áSz├®kesfeh├®rv├ír, Budai Hungary National Hungary
Michigan Atheists Annual State Convention December Local US Michigan
New Zealand Skeptics Conference November November 20-22, 2015 National New Zealand
Federation of Indian Rationalist Associations (FIRA) National Conference December 2016 National India