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July 22nd, 2017

Brainerd United Methodist Church


Ticket Prices

See below for ticket prices

What is Secular Saturday?
Secular Saturday is a day filled with inspirational leaders, powerful talks, panel discussions, and more!  It is a one day convention aimed to gather progressive groups from across the spectrum and help them all work together to achieve common goals. At this event you will meet leaders from several different online and offline communities. You can meet like-minded people and learn about other progressive movements in your area.


Secular Saturday will need some volunteers to help with registration, setting up speaker's rooms, directing people, clean up, and organization. Please email us if you're interested in helping out.


Speakers & Podcasters

keynote speaker

Mandisa Thomas, Founder& president of black non-believers 

Other speakers include:

  • AJ Dydasco, Joel Diemoz & Scott Williams - "Atheists in Foxholes"

  • Charles Neal - "The Importance of Interfaith Dialogue"

  • Chris Silver - "Authoritarianism"

  • Jen Aldrich - "Atheist Politics"

  • Khristy Wilkinson

  • Matthew Durham -  “Betraying our Values: The Rise of Bully Culture in the Age of Identity Politics.” 

  • Neil Carter

  • Mark Gura - "The Secular Buddhist Reformation"

  • Patrick and Jenica Crail - "Supporting a Loved One Who Is Converting"

  • Patrick Horst

  • Sonica Li - "Craft Your Flow"

the podcasting panel:

Lexi Whittenburg, Brian Sipsy, Chris Watson, Tucker Drake, Jen Aldrich, Bobby & Ashley Carry, Zach Law


Please email us to join our list of sponsors. We have several levels to donate at:

Personal Sponsor: For $50 you will get a free membership, your name will be listed in the Personal Sponsors area below, and your name will be read out in the opening ceremonies. You can specify if you want your name or logo on the t-shirt.

Bronze Sponsor: For $150 you will get a free vendor table with two memberships, your image or name in the sponsor's section, and your name will be announced in the opening ceremonies. Let us know if you want your name or logo on the t-shirt.

Silver Sponsor: For $200 you will get everything listed above and your group gets mentioned at the closing ceremonies and lunch is provided for your table memberships.

Gold Sponsor: For $300 you will get everything listed above and first pick of vendor tables.

Personal Sponsors

Tad Beaty


7:30 AM - 8:30 AM
  • Registration
8:30 AM - 9:15 AM
  • Opening Ceremonies & Keynote Speaker, Mandisa Thomas
9:30 AM - 10:30 AM
  • Interfaith Panel Discussion
  • Patrick & Jenica Crail / Joshua Richards / AJ, Scott, & Joel
10:45 AM - 11:45 AM
  • Podcast Panel Discussion
  • Charles Neal / Khristy Wilkinson / Jen Aldrich
11:45 AM - 1:00 P
  • Catered lunch
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
  • Mark Gura / Chris Silver / Matthew Durham / Patrick Horst 
2:15 PM - 3:15 PM
  • Podcast Panel Discussion
  • Matthew Durham / Sonica Li / Patrick & Jenica Crail
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
  • Neil Carter / Khristy Wilkinson / Jen Aldrich / AJ, Scott, & Joel
4:30 PM - 5:00 PM 
  • Closing Ceremonies