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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!

2015 Events

July 2015: SSA Annual Conference on the campus of The Ohio State University in Columbus, OH

Check out the Conference Wrap-Up here

2014 Events

June 2014: SSA West, University of Arizona in Tempe, AZ

July 2014: SSA East, The Ohio State University in Columbus, OH

2013 Events

June 2013: SSA West, University of Nevada, Las Vegas in Las Vegas, NV

July 2013: SSA East, The Ohio State University in Columbus, OH

2012 Events

July 2012: SSA Annual Conference, The Ohio State University in
Columbus, OH

2011 Events

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

2010 Events

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.

November 2010: Columbia Leadership Summit at the University of South Carolina

February 2010: Nor Cal Regional Leadership Summit at Stanford University

April 2010: New England Regional Leadership Summit in Boston, MA: April 16-18 at Harvard University

Summer 2010: SSA 2010 Annual Conference in Columbus, OH: July 23-25 at the Ohio State University


The 2009 Annual Conference, held in Columbus, OH was a resounding success.

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.

Update #1: Applications for the 2008 Best Awards (with greatly increased awards) are now being accepted.
Update #2: Travel Grants are now available.
Update #3: SSA Conference Programming Schedule

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...

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