2011 Annual Conference Schedule
It's on!!! So much awesome in one conference schedule? We have it.
While the start times and end times are set in digital stone, the rest of the schedule is subject to change at our whim. We may need to try and cram even more winning into the conference or we might need to shuffle things around.
If you want a handy, dandy list of all the speakers at the conference, just click here.
|Time|| Hitchcock 131 (unless otherwise noted, such as with the game room)|
Game room! The game room is not in Hitchcock 131 - it's in the Maudine Cow Room (yes, that's really the name of the room) in the bottom level of the Ohio Union.
All day long we will have video games and board games! It's on like Donkey Kong, which you may be able to play! Ever wanted to race PZ Myers at Mario Kart? Ever wondered what it would be like to jam out with Greta Christina at Rock Band? Think you have what it takes to topple Hemant Mehta at Apples to Apples? Here's your chance to live out these dreams.
Snacks! You like pizza? Soda? We've got you covered! Munchies provided by us!
|8:00pm|| Freethought Backbone Award Presentation and Speech/Q&A. |
|8:30pm||Annie Callicotte - Conference Networking|
|9:00pm||David Silverman - President of American Atheists - A Fight We Can Win|
|9:30pm||Jamila Bey - How Dare You Deny Who You Are!: Authenticity is the ONLY Way.|
|10:00pm||Atheist Jam Session! Dan Barker on piano, Lyz Liddell on every woodwind ever invented...also the trombone, JT Eberhard lending the opera voice. Are you a musically inclined student? Bring your instruments and we shall rock together!|
Whoa, WHOA, WHOA! What is this craziness? Breakout sessions? But the SSA's never done that before at the national conference!
True, but this year we're changing the game up in Columbus! We're not afraid to do breakout sessions to pack even more content into our conference! We're epic that way. You'd best bring your leadership A-game in order to handle it all.
|Hitchcock 131||Hitchcock 031||Hitchcock 035|
|10:00am||Coffee and Pastries|
|10:25am||SSA Executive Director, August Brunsman - Opening Remarks|| |
|10:30am||Lyz Liddell , SSA Director of Campus Organizing - Delegate Like A Boss|| |
|11:00am||Maria Walters - Getting Stuff Done: The Key To Executing a Successful Campaign of Grassroots Activism||SSA Intern, Kelley Freeman - Scholarships and Awards|
|11:30am|| Gordon Maples - Expanding Your Group in Harsh Territory|| Ed Clint - Transfaith: The New Atheist Interfaith|
|Noon|| ||Katie Hartman - Fundraising||August Brunsman - Become a Fundraising Ninja|
|12:30pm||LUNCH TIME! You're on your own, so grab some new friends and go track down tasty noms!||Group Starting Lunch, featuring the SSA's very own Assistant Campus Organizer, Andy Cheadle||LUNCH TIME! You're on your own, so grab some new friends and go track down tasty noms!|
|2:00pm||Hemant Mehta - The Need for Critical Thinking in Public Schools|| |
|2:30pm||Amanda Knief - Lobbying as an Atheist|| |
|3:00pm||Jen McCreight - Diversity in the Atheist Movement|| |
|3:30pm|| Sarah Maddox and Ben Blanchard - Tabling Like A Champ|| Suzy Lewis , Promotions Director at the Richard Dawkins Foundation - How to Do a Fundraiser with RDF|
|4:00pm|| Jesse Galef - Become a Media Pirate|| Conrad Hudson - Publicity|
|4:30pm||Dan Barker|| |
|5:00pm||Tony Pinn - How to Attract African Americans to Your Group|| |
TAKING A GROUP PHOTO! Throw on your group's tshirt if you have one and make sure you get your weekly shower in, because we'll be on the steps on the west side of Hitchcock Hall!
|6:00pm|| DINNER TIIIIIIIME! PREPARE TO GORGE YOURSELVES!!! Once more, you're on your own! Grab the new friends you've made since lunch and battle over who gets to choose the restaurant!|
|8:00pm||Presentation of the Best Awards!|| |
|8:30pm||Greta Christina - Why Arguing Religion Is Not A Waste of Time|| |
|9:00pm||Jessica Ahlquist - Fighting Religion In Public Schools|| |
|9:30pm||PZ Myers - Godless, Fierce Science!|| |
|10:00pm||Party Time! We're all headed for Buffalo Wild Wings!|
|Time||Hitchcock 131 ||Hitchcock 031||Hitchcock 035|
|10:00am||Coffee & Pastries|| |
|10:30am||Darrel Ray - Leadership|| |
|11:30am|| ||Debbie Goddard||Adrienne 'Dren' Asselmeier - Getting A Job In The Movement|
|Noon||Cory Derringer - Succession Planning|| Franklin Kramer - Service Projects|
|12:30pm|| Zach Kopplin - Fighting Creationism In Legislation|| Lauren Lane - Running A Big Event|
|1:00pm|| Evan Clark - Running A Meeting||Chana Messinger - Branching Out: How Groups Can Work Together|
|1:30pm||Closing Wrap Up Session with SSA Executive Director, August Brunsman|| |