Given the role religion has played in the repression of women, they would seem to be natural allies, and, indeed, many feminists have been outspoken and influential secularists. However, the relationship between secularism and women’s issues remains largely unexamined.


Join us on May 18-20, 2012, for the “Women in Secularism” conference, sponsored by the Center for Inquiry. This historic conference will discuss and celebrate the many contributions women have made to the secular movement, while critically examining both the successes and failures of secularism in addressing women’s concerns.



In an effort to encourage more parents to attend the convention, The Richard Dawkins Foundation US will be funding daycare services for anyone who needs it. Daycare services are only for registered conference participants. Arrangements must be made by May 1.

Please send an email to mhensley@centerforinquiry.net for more information. Please include your name and the names and ages of your children.


The Crystal City Marriott is compliant with all aspects of accessibility. There are ramps at all doors into the building, rooms with roll in showers, and meeting tables can be set for people who are in wheelchairs. The conference level restrooms are also ADA compliant. Transportation Resources for Seniors and Persons With Physical Disabilities in Arlington, VA »


The conference will be held in the Crystal City Marriott at Reagan National Airport, just steps away from fantastic restaurants, theaters, and shops, and a short Metro ride away from Washington, DC. The Crystal City Marriott hotel is now sold out, but you can still find great deals on "next door" hotels on travelocity.com.


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Three-day Conference General Admission: $219

CFI Member Discount Admission: $195
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Saturday Night Dinner and Entertainment: $75

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