Announcing Women in Secularism 4 this Fall!

April 6, 2016


Women in Secularism is back for a highly-anticipated fourth conference! 

Join us September 23–25, 2016 in Arlington, VA, just outside of Washington, DC. Early bird registration is now open!

The wait for the fourth Women in Secularism conference is almost over!

CFI’s Women in Secularism 4 conference
brings together a diverse lineup of speakers to address what it means to be a “woman in secularism”—not just in theory, but in practice. Speakers will
address not only the progress that has been made, but also the many challenges that still lie ahead.

Confirmed presenters include:

Rebecca Goldstein, philosopher, novelist, and author of Plato at the Googleplex 
Rafida Bonya Ahmed, human rights activist, author, and widow of slain Bangladeshi writer Dr. Avijit Roy 
Wendy Kaminer, lawyer, social critic, and author of A Fearful Freedom: Women’s Flight from Equality 
Maryam Namazie, political activist, blogger, and spokesperson for the Council of Ex-Muslims of Britain 

And many more!

How can we fight back against the intrusion of religious dogma on women’s lives, from anti-abortion legislation to the violent threats against religious
dissidents? What is the role of “safe spaces” in a movement that highly values free expression? What can we learn from other social movements to more
effectively advance the cause of secularism?

Be a part of this critical conversation.

Register now to get special early bird rates!

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The main program starts on September 23 at 1:00 PM and closes September 25 at 12:30 PM. The banquet featuring comedian
Julia Sweeney takes place Saturday evening, and CFI Secular Celebrant training is offered September 22,
9:00 AM – 5:00 PM. Additional registration is required for the banquet and Secular Celebrant training. Visit the Women in Secularism site for more information.

All conference programming takes place at the Hyatt Regency Crystal City. The conference rate is $125
per night for single or double occupancy, $150 per night for triple occupancy, and $175 per night for quadruple occupancy.

You can reserve your room through our page on the hotel website.

CFI’s Women in Secularism conferences have been some of the most meaningful and impactful freethought events in years.

Don’t miss Women in Secularism 4!

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The Center for Inquiry (CFI) is a nonprofit educational, advocacy, and research organization headquartered in Amherst, New York, with executive offices in Washington, D.C. It is also home to the Richard Dawkins Foundation for Reason & Science, the Committee for Skeptical Inquiry, and the Council for Secular Humanism. The Center for Inquiry strives to foster a secular society based on reason, science, freedom of inquiry, and humanist values. Visit CFI on the web at