We’ll be downtown Friday night demonstrating at the James Von Praagh event…
The AB Secular Conference in Red Deer is happening this weekend. You can get late tickets (no meals) for the conference on Eventbrite until noon on Friday, October 16, or you can get tickets to the Saturday evening debate until midnight on Friday.
For the schedule and other details, refer to the Conference’s website:
Thanks to an awesome group of volunteers, we finished out clean up on Saturday! We will not be gathering on Sunday, October 11.
Due to forecast rain for tomorrow evening and well into Sunday we are postponing the event to the Edmonton Corn Maze.
For those still wanting a family day out we will instead meet at the Aviation museum
Alberta Aviation Museum Edmonton —https://www.albertaaviationmuseum.com/
Meet at 1 pm. (Sunday hours are 10-4pm)
The library had to cancel our room booking for October Round Table due to an event requiring all their space, so we will instead be headed to the University.
The new location is the Edmonton Clinic Health Academy (ECHA) room 1-190 (first floor on north end by Starbucks) at the University of Alberta. The ECHA is located directly behind the Health Sciences/Jubilee LRT station. The time remains the same (7pm start) and we will also be looking at heading to Sherlock Holmes on Campus afterwards.
Prof Glen Fairen will be joining us to discuss what makes something ”religion” vs ”magic or the occult”.
As of August he has his Phd in religious studies through the UofA. He has a BA and MA from the Univerisity of Regina. His normal area of expertise is early Christian heretics and how these folks are studies by modern scholars ( check out his published book As Below So Above) and he is the resident witchcraft expert at the UofA.
He considers himself an evangelical atheist
The Society of Edmonton Atheists are pleased to sponsor Alberta’s first secular conference featuring some amazing guest speakers and inspiring presentations! Come join us in Red Deer the weekend of October 17th and 18th.
Guests include Nathan Phelps (son of Fred Phelps, Westboro Baptist Church), Matt Dillahunty (Atheist Experience), Ali. A Rizvi (author ”The Atheist Muslim”), Rob Breakenridge (radio personality)and Shelley Segal (singer/songwriter ”An Atheist Album”)
Local guests include Kathy Dawson (AIM), Bradley Peters (Dying with Dignity), , Luke Fevin (APUPIL), Lynne Honey (Grant MacEwan Prof), Scott Rowed, and Greg Hart (Critical thinking skills) .
BUY YOUR TICKETS NOW! Society of Edmonton Atheists members receive a discounted rate!
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The Society of Edmonton Atheists are proud to be founding sponsors of the AB Secular Conference. The conference location varies each year as it travels the province. You can follow them on facebook or check out their website for the latest news.
Don’t forget, our summer solstice party is this weekend at Coronation Park!
Annual Summer Soltice Party! June 21st, 2pm – 6pm
Where: The location is the RED canopy (Site #1) at Coronation Park (between Westmount Mall and Telus World of Science). Click here for a map. Parking is by the community hall on the north end of the park, however, you can drive around the loop and drop things off at the picnic site.
When: Sunday, June 21, starting a 2pm, and continuing until 6pm. We have a canopy, so this will be rain or shine.
What: Since this a potluck, picnic, fun social time, and all that good stuff, here’s what you should bring:
- Hat, sunscreen, bug spray and other weather-appropriate summer items
- Food: bring about as much food and non-alcoholic beverages as you think you (or you and your family) will eat over a course of a few hours. Salads, snacks, dips, desserts, and cold casseroles, and other typical potluck foods are great. Don’t worry too much about whether there will be duplicate dishes, we’ve never had a problem yet.
- BBQ: There are wood BBQs and fire pits, so feel free to bring your own meat or veggies to cook up. Please remember to bring fire-safe utensils for cooking it.
- Games: bubbles, balls, croquet, kites, whatever you think would be fun.
The SEA will provide disposable plates, cups, utensils, and napkins for everyone, although you can bring your own if you really want. We’ll also have a scavenger hunt for the younger kids, like last year. Two coolers with ice have been arranged; one for perishables, and one for drinks. We are still looking for someone to bring firewood, kindling and lighters and will be in need of help when the kids do the scavenger hunt.