State & Regional

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Since the emergence of the “new atheism” in 2004, annual state and regional conferences have been springing up all over the United States. To find out if there is one (or more) near you, consult the list below. Forthcoming dates are provided when known, otherwise the date when last held is used. (If a conference you know about isn’t listed here, or the latest information isn’t provided, please e-mail your information to admin@seculardirectory.org.)

ARKANSAS

LogiCon
No information about 2017 at this time.
Fayetteville, Arkansas
A joint effort by many local secular groups, LogiCon has proven to be just what the area needs. The goal of LogiCon is to express the importance of reason, logic, and scientific education, support equality for all, and assist in advancing the secular movement forward.
http://logicon.org

 

CALIFORNIA

Freethought Alliance Annual Conference
TBA July or August 2017
Organized by the Freethought Alliance in cooperation with Orange County CoR
http://freethoughtalliance.org/fta/annual-conference/

Freethought Day
TBA 2017
Sacramento, California
Organized by the Sacramento Freethought Day Committee in cooperation with Sacramento CoR
http://freethoughtday.org/

LogicalLA
January 13-15, 2017
Los Angeles, CA
http://logicalla.com/

SkeptiCal
June 11, 2017
Berkeley, CA
SkeptiCal is the Northern California conference of science and skepticism, a day-long event with speakers, panels, and discussions on a wide array of subjects.
http://www.skepticalcon.com

 

IDAHO AND WASHINGTON

Darwin on the Palouse
February 11, 2017
Moscow, Idaho
An annual celebration of Darwin Day organized by Palouse CoR.
http://darwinonthepalouse.org/

 

TENNESSEE

NaNoCon
March 18, 2017
Nashville, Tennessee
The Nashville Nones Convention (NaNoCon) is an annual March event that celebrates those who are good without a god!
https://nashvillenones.com

 

MISSOURI

Gateway to Reason
July 28–30, 2017
St. Louis, Missouri
The conference is hosted by “Gateway to Reason” meet up group in St. Louis. The goal is to host an exciting, educational engaging event for the St. Louis region.
http://www.gatewaytoreason.com

SASHAcon
No information about 2017 at this time.
Columbia, Missouri
http://sashacon.com

Skepticon
November 2017
Springfield, Missouri
Billed as “the largest free skeptic conference in the nation,” organized in cooperation with Ozarks CoR.
http://skepticon.org/

 

NORTH AND SOUTH CAROLINA

Carolinas Secular Conference
No information about 2017 at this time.
Organized by the Carolinas Secular Association, this event has been held annually.
http://carolinassecularconference.com/

ReAsonCon
April 21-22, 2017
Hickory, North Carolina
Organized by the Hickory Humanist Alliance and the MythUnderstood Alliance, this will be the third event of its kind in the area.
http://reasonnc.com/

 

PENNSYLVANIA

Pennsylvania State Atheist/Humanist Conference (PAStAHcon)
October 13–15, 2017
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Organized by Pennsylvania Nonbelievers and cosponsored by Pittsburgh CoR and Steel City Skeptics
http://atheistpa.org/

 

SOUTH AND NORTH CAROLINA

Carolinas Secular Conference
No information about 2017 at this time.
Organized by the Carolinas Secular Association, this event has been held annually.
http://carolinassecularconference.com/

 

WASHINGTON AND IDAHO

Darwin on the Palouse
February 11, 2017
Moscow, Idaho
An annual celebration of Darwin Day organized by Palouse CoR.
http://darwinonthepalouse.org/

 

WISCONSIN

Freethought Festival
March 3-4, 2017
Madison, Wisconsin
Organized by Atheists, Humanists, and Agnostics at the University of Wisconsin–Madison and sponsored by MadCoR.
http://freethoughtfestival.org

Mythinformation Conference
September 30, 2017
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Mythicist Milwaukee focuses on educating the freethought/skeptic/atheist community about the mythological origins of religion, and the conference does that and more.
http://www.mythicistmilwaukee.com/mythinformation-conference-2/