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Secular Student Alliance offers student registration & travel grants for 2010 American Atheists' convention

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UPDATE: The deadline for travel grants has passed.

American AtheistsThe Secular Student Alliance is proud to be partnering with American Atheists by providing student registration for their 2010 convention in Newark, New Jersey April 2-4th, 2010.

Secular Student Alliance Announces New England Leadership Summit

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Harvard UniversityThe Secular Student Alliance is excited to announce the dates and location for the 2010 New England Leadership Summit! We'll be gathering for this three-day event at Harvard University from April 16-18, 2010!

Debate on God Attracts Hundreds of Students

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This story originally appeared in The Gateway, the official student newspaper at the University of Alberta, on 2/2/2010, and is used by permission. Article by Dan McKechnie.

Massimo Pigliucci
CALL TO RATIONALITY Pigliucci argues on the Horowitz stage last Thursday. Photo by Dan McKechnie
The Myer Horowitz Theatre was host to a centuries-old debate on January 28, as "Does God Exist II" was presented by the University of Alberta Atheist and Agnostic Society and the U of A chapter of Campus for Christ.
Nearly 600 students packed the theatre, eager to hear the discussion about the nature of morality. The debate asked if morality needed to originate from a god, or some other outside organizing force.
On the "no" side was Massimo Pigliucci, the chair of philosophy at Lehman College, part of the City University of New York. He was contracted through the Student Secular Alliance. Pigluicci has published a number of books discussing creationism, rationalism, and evolution.
Arguing for "yes," Michael Horner is an anthropologist who tours Canadian campuses to "promote and defend Christianity," according to his website. He is affiliated with Campus Crusade for Christ, Campus for Christ's governing body. Horner is the author of a number of articles relating to Christian philosophy.

This Week: The SSA Northern California Leadership Summit

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This Week: The Secular Student Alliance Northern California Leadership Summit

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Want a Bed? Register Now!

Keynote Address: Austin Dacey

Travel Grants Are Still Available!

Speakers & Schedule

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We have a couple of exciting announcements about the Northern California Leadership Summit. If you're still thinking about whether you want to join us, we can help:

You want to come!

The summit is open to everyone: students and nonstudents, group leaders, group members, group starters, and anyone else who registers by February 9. It's a great chance to hang out and network with secular students like yourself, meet leaders of the freethought movement, get some face time with SSA staff, and have your picture taken in front of the Gates of Hell*. Believe us, you want to be a part of this event!

Registration is only $25 for student SSA members, and you can reserve a hotel room starting at only $28/night.

Get More Details & Register at the Summit Webpage


Want a Bed? Register Now!
If you're planning to stay in a hotel room for the Northern California Leadership Summit, register now! We must have our roommate list submitted to the hotel by the end of this week. That means that you need to register by this weekend if you want to have a room in our hotel block.

Register Here!


Keynote Address: Austin Dacey
We're excited to announce the Saturday night keynote address by Austin Dacey, presented by AHA! @ Stanford. Dacey is author of The Secular Conscience and an outspoken opponent of "blasphemy laws." He will be giving a special presentation for the Northern California Leadership Summit, and if our past experiences with Austin's talks have been any indicator, this one is going to be fabulous!

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