2012 Northwest Freethought Conference Essay Contest

The 2012 NFA Conference will be held at the Renton Technical College in Renton, WA from Friday, March 30th through Sunday, April 1st, 2012.  The Conference will start with a no-host reception on Friday evening, and end around noon on Sunday to give travellers enough time to get home and ready for their coming week. Richard Dawkins and Sean Faircloth will be keynote speakers for the conference.

Contest Details: Four contest winners will receive full weekend admission to the conference, including meals.  This essay contest is open to all undergraduate and graduate college students currently enrolled in an accredited college or university in Washington State.  Answers are due by February 29th and winners will be announced no later than March 12th.

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Essay Questions (Answers can be as short or long as they need to be to address each question but please do not exceed 1000 words.)

1. What can we, as members of a secular humanist movement, do to promote our message to our theistic neighbors?

2. What can organizations like Seattle Atheists, Secular Student Alliance, and other freethinking organizations do to connect and inspire “apatheists” – those who are without a belief in deities but are disinterested in being active in the atheist movement?

3. What advise would you give to organizations hoping to connect with younger generation freethinkers?

4.  What is your vision for the future regarding American secularism?

Please email answers to secretary@seattleatheists.org.

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