Jan 092016
 

We were very excited to hear that the Edmonton Public Library are hosting Sir Salman Rushdie for an event in Edmonton on February 25th.   The information from the epl website is as follows:

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”To celebrate Freedom to Read Week, EPL will welcome Sir Salman Rushdie as part of the  Forward Thinking Speaker Series on Thursday, February 25th. Sir Salman Rushdie is one of the most celebrated authors of our time. A brilliant provocateur, he’s penned a handful of classic novels, influenced a generation of writers and received a Queen’s Knighthood for his service to literature.

In line with EPL’s new approach to ticketing, seats will go on sale at 10am on Wednesday, January 20th for $10 with all proceeds going to support the Stanley A. Milner Library revitalization project. VIP tickets will also be available for $150 and will include a premium seat and a private hors d’oeuvres reception with Sir Salman Rushdie following his presentation.

WHEN: Thursday, February 25, 2016 – 7pm (Doors open at 6pm)
WHERE: Chateau Lacombe Hotel
TICKETS: $10 for general admission and $150 for VIP ticket which includes a premium seat and a private reception with Sir Salman Rushdie following his presentation. Tickets go on sale  on Wednesday, January 20 at 10am.”

We will be headed to The Hat on Jasper ave afterwards, we do have a small reservation so please reply on the event listing and let us know if you are planning on attending so we can increase the reservation numbers.

 Posted by at 4:03 PM
Oct 162015
 

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.
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/none-of-the-above-ab-secular-conference-tickets-16240596060

For the schedule and other details, refer to the Conference’s website:
http://notacon.yolasite.com/guest-speakers.php

Sep 062015
 

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.

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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

 

 

 

 Posted by at 10:01 AM
Aug 302015
 

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.

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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”)

AB secular, local guests oct

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!

order now

 http://notacon.yolasite.com/

Aug 232015
 

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