Expand your story by attending Mythcon V

The Mythinformation Conference - Mythcon - is a day-long event showcasing a diversity of viewpoints on a variety of trending, important topics of our time. Expand your story. Hear what a wide variety of scholars, journalists, activists and entertainers have to say on the subject before making up your mind for yourself.

How can we make progress if we can’t learn to LISTEN TO ONE ANOTHER?   

We are a diverse world, with billions of individual points of view on politics, religion, environment, sexuality, human rights, etc. But we've become paralyzed when charged with resolving problems - often refusing to listen to the views differing from our own. Mythcon speakers come from all walks of life, but they’re here to show us that we can find value in engaging in conversation with people who think differently.

Mythcon V will be a conference full of attendees who believe that in order to bridge the deep divides we see in today’s world, we need to get more comfortable with respectful, intelligent dialogue between people who don’t view the world through the same lens. We encourage attendees, speakers and special guests to review our code of conduct, harassment and recording policies prior to the event and to contribute to a peaceful, respectful event environment. 

 

Saturday, september 22, 2018
10:30 am-9 pm

Pabst Theatre
144 E. Wells St.
Milwaukee, WI 53202

 

General admission
$75

General admission tickets are $75 and include admission to all speaker presentations at the Pabst Theatre on Saturday as well as the speaker's exhibit area where guests can mingle with speakers between presentations. Buy tickets here.


Conference + After-party
$125

Conference and After Party tickets are $125 and includes:

  • Admission to all speaker presentations at the Pabst Theatre on Saturday and the speaker's exhibit area where guests can mingle with speakers between presentations
  • Admission to the evening Aloft Hotel After Party on Saturday, Sept. 22, where guests can mingle and meet the day's speakers and special guests
  • 1 (one) free drink and pizza at the Aloft Hotel After Party on Saturday, Sept. 22

Buy tickets here. 


vip
$500

    New this year, is the VIP ticket - available in limited quantity for $500. This special ticket includes:

    • Exclusive access to a private Speaker-Only Meet-and-Greet event on Friday, Sept. 21 (location disclosed to VIP ticket-holders via email prior to event)
    • Admission to all speaker presentations at the Pabst Theatre on Saturday and the speaker's exhibit area where guests can mingle with speakers between presentations
    • Admission to the evening Aloft Hotel After Party on Saturday, Sept. 22, where guests can mingle and meet the day's speakers and special guests
    • 1 (one) free drink and pizza at the Aloft Hotel After Party on Saturday, Sept. 22

    Buy tickets here.

    Every segment at this year's conference features a moderated discussion between multiple people with differing points of view. You'll hear from activists, academics, journalists, entertainers, YouTubers, podcasters and more.

     

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    How has the political climate divided the atheist community?

    Featuring: Armoured Skeptic, Jaclyn Glenn, Vadim Newquist (aka, Creationist Cat) David Smalley
    Moderated by: Stephen Knight

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    Have women achieved gender equality in the U.S.?

    Featuring: Karen Garst and Karen Straughan
    Moderated by: Melissa Chen

     

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    What impact does social justice activism have on the African American community?

    Featuring: Marissa Janea Johnson and Derrick Blackman  
    Moderated by: Brittany Simon

     

     

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    Are social commentary outlets displacing the influence of mainstream media?

    Featuring: The Quartering, Chris Ray Gun, Claire Lehmann, Stephen Knight
    Moderated by: David Smalley

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    What is the impact of intersectionality?

    Featuring: Lauren Chen aka Roaming Millennial, Clay Routledge, Michael Rowlands, Chrisiousity
    Moderator: David Smalley

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    Where do social justice, the secular community and identity politics meet? 

    Featuring: Richard Carrier and Sargon of Akkad
    Moderated by: Mario Quadracci

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    How can we navigate the issues impacting transgender people today?

    Featuring: Theryn Meyer, Blaire White, Angel Bonilla
    Moderated by: Brittany Simon

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    After Party 

    Mingle with the day's speakers and special guests at our after-party at Aloft Hotel. Limited number of tickets available. 

    Schedule of Events

     

    10:30 AM - Doors open
    11:15 AM - Welcome, Dmitry K, conference host & Mythinformed podcast host
    11:25-12:30 PM - How has the political climate divided the atheist community?
    12:35 PM-1:40 PM - Have women achieved gender equality in the U.S.?
    1:45-2:50 PM -  What impact does social justice activism have on the African American community?
    2:55-3:55 PM - Are social commentary outlets displacing the influence of mainstream media?
    4:00-5:00 PM - What is the impact of intersectionality?
    5:00-6:00 PM - Dinner Break (see nearby dining options) The Jason Seed Stringtet will be performing during the dinner break on the Pabst Stage. The band is made up of Chicago and Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra members. 
    6:00-7:05 PM - How can we navigate the issues impacting transgender people today? 
    7:15-9 PM - Where do social justice, the secular community and identity politics meet? 
    9:30 PM-Midnight - After-party event (not included with conference-only ticket)

     
     

    Engage with our special guest attendees throughout the conference and at our after party. These powerhouse individuals are sure to bring their own unique perspectives to the conversations being held on-stage and off. We encourage you to seek them out and get to know them!

    Sponsors

    The Liberalist International Association is a Non-profit advocacy group consisting of members from all across the globe. Our goal is to educate about and advocate for the seven seminal liberal principles. We seek to rekindle the flame of liberalism, to explain our principles to those unfamiliar, and to defend them from all who would seek to undermine them.

    After Party

    Join the after party! Mingle and connect with the day's speakers, special guests, sponsors and other guests at Aloft Hotel's Riverwalk Ballroom - just five blocks from the Pabst Theatre. Enjoy some late-night pizza, music and a cash bar (1 drink ticket included). Limited number of tickets available. 

    Tickets are available online in advance, with a limited number available at the door.

    Proceeds from the After Party provide essential support for Mythicist Milwaukee programming and events. Get your tickets today. 

    The after party was great. The atmosphere was open, energetic & a lot of fun.

    I liked the opportunity to hang out with fellow atheists. It was great to meet Dan Barker and Richard Carrier and to network with the Atheist Engineer.
    — Mythcon After Party Guests

     

    Aloft hotel

    Riverwalk Ballroom
    1230 Old World Third Street
    Milwaukee, WI 53212

     

    conference sponsor

    Conference sponsors are helping to achieve Mythicist Milwaukee's mission of providing our communities to showcase a diversity of viewpoints on a variety of trending, important topics of our time.. Your sponsorship helps to bring in speakers across the secular spectrum and provide attendees with a day filled with entertainment and education. We work directly with our sponsors to work out a package that is mutually beneficial.

    To learn more about conference sponsorship opportunities and benefits, contact us at mythicistmilwaukee@gmail.com. 

     


    vip party sponsor

    Mythicist Milwaukee's after party gives participants a chance to have in-depth conversations with the people who have been a major influence in the way they view the world. Sometimes, their writing, scholarship and artistry is what got people through a dark or lonely time in their lives. Being in a room filled with like-minded individuals is what some find the most beneficial part of the whole conference. 

    Contact us at mythicistmilwaukee@gmail.com to become a VIP event sponsor and learn about the benefits. 


    debate sponsor

    The Buzzed Belief debate series is generously sponsored by philanthropist Mario Quadracci. The goal is to learn and to entertain. To promote understanding between those who are believers and those who are not. Learn more about the Buzzed Belief series


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    hotel options

    The conference is located in Downtown Milwaukee - with numerous hotel options within walking distance of the Pabst Theatre. Mythinformation Conference guests can get a special rate of $159/night on rooms at the Aloft Hotel just six blocks away (also the location of the VIP after party). To book, call 414-226-0122, press 1 for reservations, and mention the “Mythcon Room Block” or book online at the link below.

    visiting milwaukee

    Fall is one of the best times to visit the Brew City - with brewery tours and lake cruises still in full swing. Milwaukee has a vibrant arts & culture scene and enough going on to make a full weekend event out of your trip. General Mitchel International Airport is just 15 minutes south of the city, and an Amtrak station is just minutes from our event location. 

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    dining options

    Beverages will be sold at the event venue. You are welcome to bring food into the venue. Casual and fine dining options are available within walking distance of the Pabst Theater. Nearby options include:

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    Volunteer for the Event

    This conference is 100% volunteer-run, which means, we could use help from anyone willing to pitch in! Sign up below and we'll reach out to match you with a task best-fitted for your talents!

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