Celebrate Ingersoll! New Conference August 16-17

May 23, 2014

Join CFI & the Council for Secular Humanism for an immersive two-day conference and tour celebrating Robert Green Ingersoll and the rich reform legacy of west-central New York’s Freethought Trail!

Ingersoll Conference - August 2014

Saturday & Sunday
August 16–17, 2014
Amherst • Dresden • Seneca Falls
New York

This one-of-a-kind conference is packed with great things:

Don't wait - Register Now!DAY 1: Provocative Presentations

We begin at the CFI headquarters in Amherst, NY, with a full day of talks focusing on:

     •  Robert Green Ingersoll, his history, and his role in the life of America’s Gilded Age, plus

     •  Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Matilda Joslyn Gage, feminist freethinkers, and

     •  Frederick Douglass, antislavery firebrand and reformer 

… all of whom knew Ingersoll, and lived and worked in west-central New York along what is now the Freethought Trail.

Special guest speakers include:

Ingersoll Conference Speakers

Ingersoll Conference Speakers

Special Event Saturday Evening, August 16, 7:30 PM

CFI and the New York Council for the Humanities welcome our keynote speaker, Sally Roesch Wagner, Founding Director of the Matilda Joslyn Gage Foundation, the nation’s foremost expert on Gage, and the co-founder of the Freethought Trail.

NOTE: This lecture is free and open to the public, courtesy of the NYCH Speakers in Humanities program.

DAY 2: Everybody on the bus!

Participants will set out bright and early in a luxury motor coach to Dresden and Seneca Falls to tour:

     •  The Robert Green Ingersoll Birthplace Museum, with its all new T. M. Scruggs Museum Interior

     •  The Visitor Center and Museum at the Women’s Rights National Historic Park

     •  The restored Wesleyan Chapel, site of the first Woman’s Rights Convention in 1848

     •  The restored home of Elizabeth Cady Stanton

New American Freethought Film Featured on Tour

Along the tour, episodes of the Council for Secular Humanism’s new 4-part documentary miniseries American Freethought will be presented aboard the motor coach.

What’s a Finger Lakes Road Trip without Great Food & Wine?

Participants will enjoy a special lunch and a wine tasting at the venerable Dresden Hotel. The day ends with dinner at the lavish Belhurst Castle and Winery on a high bluff overlooking beautiful Seneca Lake.


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Ingersoll Tour Locations

Registration for the weekend includes ALL ground transportation and five meals for only $165!

Attendance is strictly limited.
When the motor coach is full, registration will be closed.

Register today!

 Conference attendees may take advantage of a special discount rate of $107 per night at the Doubletree Hotel, 10 Flint Road, Amherst, New York, just minutes from CFI. Visit the website for more details.

For more information about this unique conference, including guest speakers, schedule, transportation, and lodging, please visit the conference website: secularhumanism.org/ingersollcon.

This conference is sponsored by and supported by:

The Council for Secular Humanism, The Freethought Trail, the Robert Green Ingersoll Birthplace Museum, and the New York Council for the Humanities Speakers in the Humanities Program. Thank you!

Thank you to our conference sponsors!

The New York Council for the Humanities

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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 centerforinquiry.org.