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Campus Activist Training Schedule at 2007 Conference


The New HumanismThe Secular Student Alliance is proud to be offering a Campus Activist Training before and after the main body of The New Humanism conference. The tentative schedule of the Campus Activist Training is below.

Student registration and "under 30" registration automatically include the Campus Activist Training. Others wishing to attend the Campus Activist Training must register for it separately. The cost is $80 for non-SSA members and $40 for SSA members. Non-student SSA membership is only $35--save yourself some money and join today.

The events for both Friday and Sunday will be in Boylston Hall rm. 110. This is less than a five minute walk from the Harvard Square T station.

All students and SSA members under 30 are automatically registered for the activist training. Others may register for the activist training for a small additional charge. We certainly welcome people of all ages to participate in this event.

We know that many students are staying at the Boston Hostel and that many of you are arriving Thursday night. We'll be having a very informal reception in the kitchen of the Hostel night from around 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. All people participating in the Campus Activist Training are welcome to swing by the reception.

FRIDAY, April 20th
9:00 am - 9:15 amWelcome & Overview
9:15 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. Promoting Your Group with Blogs, Podcasts and Other Newfangled Media
Duncan Crary & Jes Constantine of the Institute for Humanist Studies
10:15 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.Big Attention from a Big Name-Using Our Speakers Bureau
SSA Senior Campus Organizer
11:15 a.m. - noon Long Term Planning & Sustainability
August E. Brunsman IV, SSA Executive Director & Maggie Ardiente, SSA Board Member
noon - 1:00 p.m.Lunch - we will be providing lunch in our meeting room - if you haven't RSVPed for lunch and dinner, contact august@secularstudents.org
1:00 p.m. - 1:45 p.m. Lobbying Your Elected Officials (At home and in DC)
Lori Lipman Brown, Secular Coalition for America
2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.Growth Potpourri - Lots of Great Ideas for Growing Your Group
Neil Polzin, SSA Southern California Campus Organizer
3:15 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.Campus Troubleshooting Workshop
We'll break up into groups of 10-12 and SSA Board members,SSA staff, presenters, and other veteran activists will help you think about ways to solve your group's problems and realize its full potential (we promise no crystals will be involved)
4:00 p.m. - 5ishHarvard Campus Tour
Greg Epstein, Chaplain of the Humanist Chaplaincy at Harvard
5ish - 7ish

Dinner - provided by the Alliance in our meeting room - if you haven't RSVPed for lunch and dinner, contact august@secularstudents.org
After dinner, you will have time to meet with your assigned problem solving groups.

7:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.Reception for the main body of The New Humanism conference
8:00 p.m. - late Saturday eveningThe body of The New Humanism conference
SUNDAY, April 22nd
8:00 am - 9:00 am An Intimate Breakfast with Professor E.O. Wilson (Ticknor Lounge, Boylston Hall, Harvard Yard) (This will be in Boylston, but Ticknor Lounge is obviously not rm. 110)
Recently added at no additional cost!
9:30 a.m. - 10:15 a.m.Group Problem Solving Presentations
10:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

Messaging the New Humanism: Communicating with Constituencies beyond Humanism Workshop
Dolores Bernardo

11:45 a.m. - 12:45 p.m.Campus Activist Training Capstone Panel
Andy Buttler, SSA Board Member
Becky Robinson, SSA Board Member
Peter R. Blake, Harvard Graduate Humanist Community
Duncan Crary, Institute for Humanist Studies
Jes Constantine, Institute for Humanist Studies
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