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Mom, nurse, pet lover, burlesquer, avid reader, craft brew fanatic. In love with all things science!

England: World Humanist Congress

The World Humanist Congress is held every three years. The theme of this conference is freedom of thought and expression. Speakers from around the world will come and discuss these important issues. It will be held August 8 -10 in Oxford England. Registration is here. There are also grants available. Video here.

Washington DC: Secular Summit & Lobby Day

The Secular Coalition for America with be hosting a Secular Summit and Lobby Day event June 12-14, in Washington, DC. It looks like a great way to get involved and to affect policy for our country. The SCA’s Lobby Day and Policy Conference includes: lobbying training scheduled lobbying visits with the offices of legislators on

Boston: Skeptics Bookclub

The Boston Skeptics Book Club is reading "Ha!: The Science of When We Laugh and Why" by Scott Weems. They'll be meeting on Saturday, May 3 at 3:00 PM in the Northwest Science Building at Harvard. See the web site for maps and details.

Boston: Pub Hangout

Tonight the Boston Skeptics will be having a Pub Hangout at Meadhall in Kendall Sq, Cambridge at 7:00 PM. The details are on the web site. At least, that's the popular rumor. The only way to be sure is observational verification. Join them and see for yourself!

Event: Women in Secularism 3

WIS3 is happening May 16 - 18 in Alexandria, VA. The speakers include: Lauren Becker, Ophelia Benson, Lindsay Beyerstein, Soraya Chemaly, Heina Dadabhoy Barbara Ehrenreich, Debbie Goddard, Rebecca Goldstein, Candace Gorham Melody Hensley, Susan Jacoby, Sarah Jones, Zinnia Jones, Amanda Knief, Leighann Lord Miri Mogilevsky, Taslima Nasreen, Katha Pollitt, Amy Davis Roth, Mandy Velez, and

Event: Secular Student Alliance

The Secular Student Alliance has not one but TWO events coming up for The Secular Student Conference 2014! June 20-22, there is the "west" side conference in Phoenix, AZ. You can follow at #SSAwest. And you can get information here. July 11-33, there is the "east" side conference in Columbus, OH. You can follow at

Event: NY Camp Inquiry

Who says science and skepticism are just for adults... Noone! Camp Inquiry 2014 will be held at Camp Seven Hills in Holland, NY on August 3–August 9. It is open for children ages 7–16. From the site: Grounded on the conviction that kids can begin establishing habits of critical thinking and ethical conduct early on,

Event: QED Manchester, England

QED is a two-day science and skepticism convention It is being held at the Palace Hotel in Manchester on the 12th and 13th of April 2014. There is an amazing list of speakers. Check it out here. Registration is 99 Pounds, or $136ish US. There is also a discount for students and those under 18.

Women’s History Month

Secular Woman is looking for people to write 1 - 2 articles for women's history month. The pieces will be published through out March with opportunities to continue writing. If you're interested, contact them here.