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Upcoming Events and Appearances

April 21 -- Eugene, Oregon

Eugene Oregon Oregon AHA

Dan Barker will talk about "MAKE UP YOUR MIND: Do you have free will, or don't you?" in Straub Hall 145 on the University of Oregon campus at 7:00 pm. The event is sponsored by The Alliance of Happy Atheists (AHA), an affiliate of the Secular Student Alliance. Contact

April 23 -- Olympia, Washington

Olympia WA  Wagners Bakery

Dan Barker will give a short talk to freethinkers wishing to launch a West Washington chapter of the Freedom From Religion Foundation. An immediate issue is the bill to amend the state constitution to allow taxes to promote religion. The informal breakfast meeting will take place at 9:00 am at Wagner's Bakery, 1013 Capitol Way S., Olympia. Contact Darrell Barker at

April 23 -- Portland, Oregon


Dan Barker will talk about "The Battle of Church and State" to the Portland chapter of the Freedom From Religion Foundation on Sunday, April 23, at 5:00 pm. at the Multnomah Arts Center Auditorium (7688 SW Capitol Hwy). Free attendance (dontions welcome). Contact


June 3, 2017 -- Houston, Texas

Dan Barker will debate Sonny Hernandez on the topic "Does God Exist?" at the First Evangelical Lutheran Church (1311 Holman St) in Houston, Texas, on Saturday, June 3 at 7:00 PM.


June 4 -- Houston, Texas

Houston Houston Oasis

Dan Barker will talk at the Houston Oasis on Sunday, June 4, at 10:30 am. The Oasis, a community of freethinking humanists, meets at the Leonel Castillo Community Center (2101 South Street, Houston, TX). Contact Mike Aus at

July 22-23 -- London, England

freedom of expression

Dan Barker and Annie Laurie Gaylor will speak at International Conference on Freedom of Conscience and Expression in the 21st Century in London, England, the weekend of July 22 - 23. Buy tickets here.

"Speakers from countries or the Diaspora as diverse as Algeria, Bangladesh, Canada, Egypt, France, India, Iran, Iraq, Iraqi Kurdistan, Ireland, Lebanon, Malaysia, Morocco, Nigeria, Norway, Pakistan, Palestinian Territories, Poland, Sudan, Sweden, Switzerland, Syria, Turkey, Tunisia, UK, Ukraine, US and Yemen will gather in London to discuss and debate censorship and blasphemy laws, freedom of and from religion, apostasy,  the limits of religion’s role in society, LGBT and women's rights, secular values and more."

October 13 -- Charlotte, North Carolina

Calvary Church NC  

Dan Barker will debate Richard Howe at Calvary Church in Charlotte (5801 Pineville–Matthews Road Charlotte, NC) as part of the National Conference on Christian Apologetics sponsored by Southern Evangelical Seminary on the evening of Saturday, October 13. Registration is required, but skeptics get in for half price. (More details later)


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