A Wild Incentive to Register for Skepticon 7 Appears

It’s super effective! We are beyond excited for the registration incentives and donation gifts Skepticon is able to do this year!!! Thanks to an awesome sponsorship by “Supersaurus” donor Polaris Financial Planning we are finally able to give LANYARDS AND BADGES to our attendees for the FIRST YEAR EVER! It’s like a dream come true! All YOU have to do is register to attend Skepticon 7 before Friday, October 17th, 2014!!!!!!!! Don’t be a Slowpoke. As always, our event is free, so every one of you that registers before October 17 will receive their lanyard and SK7 badge when you check in at the event. How amazeballs is that? Pretty amazeballs, if we may say so ourselves.

BUT THAT’S NOT ALL!!!! Maybe not everyone is as good at financial planning as Polaris is, but you can still be an official Skepticon Sponsor and get a bunch of kickass sponsorship stuff! When you register for the event, you’ll notice a $100 DONATION SECRET SURPRISE option (for anyone that gives $100.00 before we run out of the super secret surprises). If you want to go above and beyond that, we have sponsorship levels starting at $300 that will get you epic high fives, a vendor table, AND a listing in the Skepticon 7 program. We call that the “Dilophosaurus Level” (a.k.a. “that spitty one from Jurassic Park”) and they go all the way up to the “Tyrannosaurus-Rex Level”. Please contact us at [email protected] if you want to catch em’ all.  (Yes, for just an extra $50.00 over the normal vendor table you can get advertising. Legit.)

As of this morning, we’re sitting at 37% of our goal to fund Skepticon 7. That’s pretty fantastic for this point in the year!!!! Like, for realsies, you guys are so awesome! That’s enough to pay for the speaker airfare and all your lanyards. So… at this point we may have to have it in the poke-gym, but together we’ll make this thing happen, even if we have to bust our balls to do it!

Meet the Sponsor: Secular Woman (SW)

Donate-DinoDear Skepticoners,

One of our most amazing sponsors this year is Secular Woman (SW). From their website:

Secular Woman, Inc. is a non-profit organization incorporated in the state of Georgia in June of 2012. Secular Woman is currently preparing its application for recognition by the Internal Revenue Service of exempt status under section 501(c)(3) of the tax code. Currently, there are seven Secular Woman Board of Directors.

Mission

The mission of Secular Woman is to amplify the voice, presence, and influence of non-religious women.

Vision

Secular Woman envisions a future in which women without supernatural beliefs have the opportunities and resources they need to participate openly and confidently as respected voices of leadership in the secular community and every aspect of society.

We couldn’t be happier for their support in making this year’s Skepticon happen and are so grateful that they are helping us with travel grants! Please head over to their Facebook or Twitter and give them some Skepticon love!

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Many, many thanks to a great sponsor!

The Skepticon Team

Meet the Sponsor: Polaris Financial Planning

Donate-DinoDear Skepticoners,

One of our most amazing sponsors this year is Polaris Financial Planning. From their website:

Polaris Financial Planning LLC, is a “fee-only” registered investment advisor and does not receive money from anyone other than the paying clients.  Phil Ferguson is an investment advisor representative with 15 years of experience and president of Polaris.  Polaris is only registered in the state of Illinois.  If client(s) are obtained in other states, Polaris will contact states to obtain registration if required.

Polaris Financial Planning is committed to supporting the growing secular movement in the United States and donates at least 10% of all revenue to support this cause.

We couldn’t be happier for their support in making this year’s Skepticon happen and highly encourage all of you to head over to their Facebook or Twitter and give them some Skepticon love!

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Many, many thanks to a great sponsor!

The Skepticon Team

Meet the Sponsor: Kansas City Atheist Coalition (KCAC)

Donate-DinoDear Skepticoners,

One of our most amazing sponsors this year is the Kansas City Atheist Coalition (KCAC). From their website:

The Kansas City Atheist Coalition is a 501(c)3 nonprofit charitable organization. Our mission is to advance atheism through activism, philanthropy, education and the cultivation of a positive secular community.

Inspired by the strides that local leaders have made in the community and with the encouragement of American Atheists leader David Silverman, several leaders in the Kansas City atheist community decided to form a nonprofit organization to encourage greater unity, outgoing activist efforts and charitable outlets for members. Above all, we want to offer our members a community of like-minded people while at the same time giving the public an opportunity to learn from us as “out” atheists.

We couldn’t be happier for their support in making this year’s Skepticon happen and highly encourage all of you to head over to their Facebook or Twitter and give them some Skepticon love!

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Many, many thanks to a great sponsor!

The Skepticon Team

Meet the Sponsor: Atheist Alliance International (AAI)

Donate-DinoDear Skepticoners,

One of our most amazing sponsors this year is Atheist Alliance International (AAI). From their website:

Atheist Alliance International’s vision is a secular world where public policy, scientific inquiry and education are not influenced by religious beliefs, but based upon sound reasoning, rationality and evidence.

Atheist Alliance International’s mission is to challenge and confront religious faith, to strengthen global atheism by promoting the growth and interaction of atheist/freethought organisations around the world and to undertake international educational and advocacy projects.

We couldn’t be happier for their support in making this year’s Skepticon happen and highly encourage all of you to head over to their Facebook or Twitter and give them some Skepticon love!

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Many, many thanks to a great sponsor!

The Skepticon Team

Meet the Sponsor: Foundation Beyond Belief (FBB)

Donate-DinoDear Skepticoners,

One of our most amazing sponsors this year is Foundation Beyond Belief (FBB). From their website:

Foundation Beyond Belief is a 501(c)(3) charitable foundation created to focus, encourage and demonstrate humanist generosity and compassion.

Our programs include:

HUMANIST GIVING, featuring five charitable organizations per quarter, one in each of the following cause areas:

  • Education
  • Poverty and Health
  • Human Rights
  • The Natural World
  • Challenge the Gap (charities based in other worldviews)

Members join the Foundation by signing up for a monthly automatic donation in the amount of their choice, then set up personal profiles to indicate how they would like their contribution distributed among the five categories.
At the end of each quarter, all donations designated for our featured charities are forwarded, no percentage is retained, and a new slate of beneficiaries is selected.

BEYOND BELIEF NETWORK, a network of over 75 local freethought organizations across the U.S. putting compassionate humanism into action through community volunteering and fundraising.

HUMANIST CRISIS RESPONSE, raising funds and awareness for major humanitarian crises worldwide.

PATHFINDERS PROJECTa yearlong international service trip (July 2013-July 2014). Four humanists are undertaking clean water, education, and sustainability projects in Asia, Africa, and Latin America while gathering information and establishing partnerships to build an ongoing Humanist Service Corps.

We couldn’t be happier for their support in making this year’s Skepticon happen and highly encourage all of you to head over to their Facebook or Twitter and give them some Skepticon love!

FBB_logoMany, many thanks to a great sponsor!

The Skepticon Team

Meet the Sponsor: American Atheists

Donate-DinoDear Skepticoners,

One of our most amazing sponsors this year is American Atheists. From their website:

Since 1963, American Atheists has been the premier organization fighting for the civil liberties of atheists and the total, absolute separation of government and religion. American Atheists was born out of a court case begun in 1959 by the Murray family which challenged prayer recitation in the public schools.

That case, Murray v. Curlett, was a landmark in American jurisprudence on behalf of our First Amendment rights. It began:

“Your petitioners are atheists, and they define their lifestyle as follows. An atheist loves himself and his fellow man instead of a god. An atheist accepts that heaven is something for which we should work now – here on earth – for all men together to enjoy. An atheist accepts that he can get no help through prayer, but that he must find in himself the inner conviction and strength to meet life, to grapple with it, to subdue it and to enjoy it. An atheist accepts that only in a knowledge of himself and a knowledge of his fellow man can he find the understanding that will help lead to a life of fulfillment.”

Now in its 50th year, American Atheists is dedicated to working for the civil rights of atheists, promoting separation of state and church, and providing information about atheism.

We couldn’t be happier for their support in making this year’s Skepticon happen and highly encourage all of you to head over to their Facebook or Twitter and give them some Skepticon love!

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Many, many thanks to a great sponsor!

The Skepticon Team

Meet the Sponsor: American Humanist Association (AHA)

Donate-DinoDear Skepticoners,

One of our very awesome sponsors this year is the American Humanist Association (AHA). From their website:

We strive to bring about a progressive society where being good without a god is an accepted way to live life. We are accomplishing this through our defense of civil liberties and secular governance, by our outreach to the growing number of people without traditional religious faith, and through a continued refinement and advancement of the humanist worldview.

Humanism encompasses a variety of nontheistic views (atheism, agnosticism, rationalism, naturalism, secularism, and so forth) while adding the important element of a comprehensive worldview and set of ethical values – values that are grounded in the philosophy of the Enlightenment, informed by scientific knowledge, and driven by a desire to meet the needs of people in the here and now.

We count humanists and other nontheists as the core of our movement but are always willing to work with friends and allies on issues of common concern. The positions we hold and the actions we take are not simply for our own benefit, but for the betterment of all of society and the world in which we live.

We couldn’t be happier for their support in making this year’s Skepticon happen and highly encourage all of you to head over to their Facebook or Twitter and give them some Skepticon love!

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Many thanks to a great sponsor!

The Skepticon Team