Update: Now, with links to the sessions. Also, we added a session at the last minute on the psychology of trolls that I’ll be part of.
I’d say FtBCon had snuck up on me if I hadn’t put so much time into getting people prepared for it. But it’s this weekend, and I have panels I’m taking part in this time around, not just moderating. Here’s my schedule of those sessions I’ll be speaking at. I’ll come back before the conference starts and add links to each session. All times are CST.
Much has been made recently of trolling on the internet, and how it betrays the trolls’ sociopathy. Is there any truth in that? Why do trolls troll, otherwise? What traits do they have in common, and what tactics do they use as a result?
Miri Mogilevsky, Stephanie Zvan, Valerie Aurora, Tauriq Moosa, Jason Thibeault
Strife and harassment in our movements aren’t going away anytime soon, but we still have work to do. How do we keep from letting the negativity control our lives? How do we find the will to make good things happen when people are constantly trying to stop us?
Monette Richards, Amy Davis Roth, Lauren Lane, Stephanie Zvan
Workshops are showing up at more and more atheist and humanist conferences these days, but what does it take to make them work? How do you go from knowing about the topic to helping other people understand it? How do you find good workshops if you’re running a conference?
Josiah “Biblename”, RJ Redden, Valerie Aurora, Stephanie Zvan
There’s a new conference in town (if the town is Minneapolis), and it’s not quite like anything else out there. Let the organizers tell you why should attend and why and how you should support the conference even if you can’t make it.
Stephanie Zvan, Monette Richards, Chelsea DuFresne
[Haven’t heard of this conference? Check back here tomorrow.]
Did you know codes of conduct cover more than sexual harassment? Did you know they can shape your event in many positive ways? Tune in and find out how to create the code of conduct that works for you, your organization, your event, and your volunteers.
Chelsea DuFresne, Michael Damian Thomas, Stephanie Zvan