Sioux Falls has a new Jesus billboard:
SkepDakota, South Dakota’s “premier freethought convention” happens next Saturday, August 29, at the Downtown Holiday Inn in Sioux Falls. Taking the mic for atheism, humanism, and other less-than-religious thinking are several speakers:
- Hemant Mehta, who writes Friendly Atheist for the Patheos blog
- Amanda Novotny, South Dakota state director for American Atheists
- Dr. Hector Avalos, professor of religious studies at Iowa State University
- Steph Montgomery, VP of victims support group Secular Avenue
- Michaelyn Everhart, recent University of Kansas graduate and president of KU’s Society of Open-Minded Atheists and Agnostics
- Sarah Morehead, deputy exec of Recovering from Religion
- Debbie Goddard, director of African Americans for Humanism
- JT Eberhard, who writes What Would JT Do? for Patheos
The conference wraps in the evening with a live recording of the Ask an Atheist podcast.
Tickets for the full day of philosophical stimulation (and commisseration?) are $40 for the general public, $35 for paid members of Siouxland Freethinkers.