This year's conference features social influencers from popular YouTube and podcasts shows and secular activists, another Buzzed Belief debate and the premiere of feature film "Batman & Jesus."
speakers & presentations - 10 am-1:30 pm
Our day begins with inspiration, education and entertainment from YouTube and social media personalities Armoured Skeptic and Shoe0nHead and scientist/activist Melissa Chen from the Global Secular Humanist Movement. Thomas Smith will be interviewing Sargon of Akkad live on stage to take us through the noon hour. They will be discussing cultural-political topics on which they disagree.
buzzed belief debate - 2:30-4:45 pm
The third in the Buzzed Belief Debate Series takes on the topic of "The Future of Islam in the Age of Trump." Our debaters include heavy-hitter on the topic of Islamic reform, Asra Nomani, and secular Iraqi-born human rights activist Faisal Saeed Al-Mutar. Moderator Matt Dillahunty will dig to find common ground between this label-rich duo: A liberal, Muslim, feminist, immigrant Trump-voter, and an atheist, refugee, activist from Al-Queda's hit list.
Ron Miscavige - 6:00-6:30 pm
Ron Miscavige escaped from the Church of Scientology’s international headquarters outside Hemet, California, on March 25, 2012. Shortly thereafter, his son and current Scientology leader David Miscavige allegedly hired private investigators to follow Ron and file reports each day about his activities: where he went, what he did, and who he spoke. Ron has an amazing story to share surronding the 42 years he spent in Scientology.
movie premiere & panel discussion - 6:30-9 pm
Attend the movie premiere of the feature film, "Batman & Jesus" and witness a live discussion with the film's cast, including actor/comedian Paul Provenza, Dr. Richard Carrier, Aron Ra and many more.
vip after party with Speakers and special guests - 9 pm-midnight
Keep the discussion and debate going and mingle with the day's speakers and special guests at our after-party at Aloft Hotel. Limited number of tickets available.