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Registration for SSA/AAI 2006 Conference Drawing to a Close


We wanted to let you know that there is still time to register for the SSA/AAI 2006 Joint Conference (April 14-16 in Kansas City, MO).

If you're a student planning on attending, please make sure you're registered. If you want to buy the banquet meals ($80 for the reception, two breakfasts, two dinners and a lunch), register here: http://order.kagi.com/cgi-bin/store.cgi?storeID=UQM&&

If you are a student who is not registering for the meals, you can register for free here: http://www.secularstudents.org/node/399 Registering in advance helps us plan better and will make your conference experience smoother.

Also, the deadline for the hotel group rate is 3/30/2006. UPDATE: The hotel group rate deadline has been extended to 4/8/2006. The discount code is "athatha." If you're staying at the conference hotel ($65/night is the group rate), please make your reservations right away.

In case you hadn't heard, the speakers for this conference include:

Julia Sweeney, writer-actress, winner of this year's Dawkins Award and author of Letting Go of God: My Beautiful Loss of Faith Story.

Dr. Hector Avalos, Associate Professor of Religious Studies & Director of U.S. Latino/a Studies at Iowa State University and author of Fighting Words: The Origins of Religious Violence.

Lori Lipman Brown, freethought's first Washington lobbyist and Executive Director of the Secular Coalition for America.

Matt Cherry, President of the United Nations NGO Committee on Freedom of Religion or Belief, Executive Director of the Institute for Humanist Studies, and author of Imagine There's No Heaven Voices of Secular Humanism.

Campus Organizer for the Secular Student Alliance on Adding Women's Voices to the Humanist Chorus.

Dr. Paul Mirecki, Professor and past Departmental Chair of Religious Studies at the University of Kansas, the first to propose teaching ID as mythology, and author of Magic and Ritual in the Ancient World.

Amanda Metskas, President of Camp Quest, the first summer camp for the children of nonreligious families.

Dr. Ron Pine, Research Associate, Field Museum of Chicago.

Hemant Mehta, Chair of the Board for the Secular Student Alliance and the eBay Atheist (as covered in the Wall Street Journal).

Dr. Fred Whitehead, freethought historian and author of Freethought on the American Frontier.

Hope to see you there!

Be well
August E. Brunsman IV
Executive Director
Secular Student Alliance
P.O. Box 3246
Columbus, OH 43210
1-877-842-9474 (toll free)

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