Past Secular Student Alliance Conferences
For information about this year's conference and events, go to www.secularstudents.org/conference.
To watch videos of sessions and events from our past conferences, please visit our Youtube channel!
July 2017: SSA Annual Conference on the campus of The Ohio State University in Columbus, OH
July 2016: SSA Annual Conference on the campus of The Ohio State University in Columbus, OH
July 2015: SSA Annual Conference on the campus of The Ohio State University in Columbus, OH
June 2014: SSA West, University of Arizona in Tempe, AZ
July 2014: SSA East, The Ohio State University in Columbus, OH
June 2013: SSA West, University of Nevada, Las Vegas in Las Vegas, NV
July 2013: SSA East, The Ohio State University in Columbus, OH
February 2011: SoCal Leadership Summit at California Lutheran University
April 2011: Boston Leadership Track
July 2011: The Annual Leadership Conference
October 2011: Leadership Track at Texas Freethought Conference
October 2011: Leadership Track at Sacramento Freethought Day
In 2010, we held two regional leadership summits during the spring semester, in addition to our annual conference in the summer. This enabled us to reach more students at more campuses than ever before! Click the links below for details about each event.
February 2010: Nor Cal Regional Leadership Summit at Stanford University
The 2009 Annual Conference, held in Columbus, OH was a resounding success.
- Read a short review of the 2009 Annual Conference!
- Our keynote speaker was renowned blogger PZ Myers.
- We offered a once-in-a-lifetime chance to visit the Creation Museum with 300 atheists! Read more about the trip!
- We also featured a full series of activist training, workshops on group-running, and presentations from national organizations, published authors and more.
- Download the complete schedule or the 2009 Conference Proceedings.
- Listen to the audio of the 2009 conference or check out videos on our YouTube channel!
The 2008 SSA conference was part of the American Humanist Association/International Humanist and Ethical Union conference "E Pluribus Unum: Reclaiming Humanist Values" in Washington, DC. Our events ran June 6-8 2008.
Our 2007 Conference was April 20th to the 22nd at Harvard University in Cambridge, Massachusetts. We held it as part of the 30th Anniversary and Gala of the Humanist Chaplaincy at Harvard. SSA student member registration was $29 (non-SSA member student registration is $50). Join today. We gave away over 45 $100 and $200 travel grants.
2007 Update #1: Recommendations for having the most fun at the lowest price at our 2007 conference.
2007 Update #2: non-student SSA members under 30 can register for only $39. Read more...
2007 Update #3: The New Humanism Conference: Word Is Spreading
2007 Update #4: Campus Activist Training Schedule Available
Our 2006 conference was held Easter weekend in Kansas City, MO as part of the annual conference of Atheists Alliance International. Read more...
Our 2005 conference was held in August on the campus of the Ohio State University in Columbus, OH. This was the first conference where we had an academic call for papers (read the papers in the Proceedings). Read more...
Our 2004 conference was held in August just outside of Washington, DC. Read more...
Our 2002 conference was held in August in Chicago, IL. Read more...
Our 2001 conference was held in August on the campus of the Ohio State University. Read more...
Our first conference was held on the campus of the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis, MN. Read more...