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Amy Monsky
Aug 22 2012
Carolinas Secular Conference 2012

The following e-mail announcement was sent by Amy Monsky to the SHL News and Updates mailing list:


The Secular Humanists of the Lowcountry is proudly sponsoring the 2012 Carolinas Secular Conference. Held here in Charleston this year, the Carolinas Secular Conference is an annual opportunity for freethinkers, leaders, activists, visionaries, and team members from across the Carolinas region to come together and share ideas, plans, and initiatives between themselves, for local groups, and the region as a whole. Are you interested in helping to build a better, secular Carolinas regional community? If so, THIS ANNUAL EVENT IS FOR YOU!

Last year at our first annual event we met in Carolina Beach, North Carolina, and began to establish a true network of communities across the region. Since that time we have seen established groups and programs thrive, and also new groups of Freethinkers from every viewpoint spring up in many areas. The conference provides a ground for learning and sharing, bringing in speakers to inform and train, as well as awarding grass roots achievement by individuals across both states. As well as a working event, this is also a celebration and a place to have fun. The highpoint of our program is the Carolinas Freethinkers Banquet, where we hold the Freethought social event of the year, with fine food, exciting speakers, highly publicized awards, and spend the very best quality time with freethinking friends, old and new. This event is a celebration of our growing secular movement and culture, but also a chance to join in a live network of planning to meet the challenges of the next year and the coming decade.

What: Carolinas Secular Conference

Where: Charleston Marriott, 170 Lockwood Boulevard

When: Friday, 9/28 Sunday, 9/30

Cost: You can register for parts of or the entire weekend: Friday social only - $15; Saturday breakfast and morning session - $20; Saturday lunch and afternoon session - $35; Saturday evening banquet - $50; Sunday breakfast and morning session - $20; or register for the entire conference, including meals, for $125. Students receive a discounted rate of $70 for the entire weekend.

Overnight Accommodations: You do NOT have to stay at the hotel. You can just come for the meeting sessions. However, if you do want to stay at the hotel, please book your room by 9/3 and mention the Carolinas Secular Conference to receive a discounted rate of $122 per night.

Registration: To register for the entire weekend or for more information, please visit the website at If you would like to register for only part of the weekend, please call 910-452-1258. The registration deadline is 9/3 and space is limited, so register soon to reserve your spot!

Want to know more? Come to Sticky Fingers in Mount Pleasant on Friday, 8/24, at 6:30pm! Carolinas Secular Conference Chair Han Hills will be there to talk about the conference, answer questions, and take suggestions.

We hope you will join us at the conference. A community is nothing without individuals of vision and a meeting of minds among friends. Come and be a part of the movement in September 2012!

Amy Monsky

President, Secular Humanists of the Lowcountry


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Sep 9 2012
Re: Carolinas Secular Conference 2012

The deadline for room booking has been extended to 9/21. Registration for the conference itself now ends 9/24.

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