Behold the OrbitCon Schedule!

Thank you to everyone who submitted a panel proposal! Here’s the schedule for this weekend’s OrbitCon. All times listed are Central daylight.


5 p.m. – 6 p.m.
Opening Remarks: Staying Relevant as a Movement
Greta Christina, Stephanie Zvan

6 p.m. – 7 p.m.
Representation and Fanart
Jadehawk, Jason D., Krista Grace, Sunflower

7 p.m. – 8 p.m.
Atheism in the Diaspora
Alyssa Gonzalez, Faye, Ashley Grenstone, Heina Dadabhoy

8 p.m. – 9 p.m.
So You Want to Run a Conference
Stephanie Zvan, Lauren Lane, Jessica Xiao, Brian Fields, Chelsea DuFresne


10 a.m. – 11 a.m.
Black Nonbelievers: Support the Ones Who Are Doing the WORK!!!
Mandisa Thomas, Bria Crutchfield

11 a.m. – noon
Secular Coalition for America: How to Incorporate a Secular Values Message into your Advocacy
Sarah Levin

12 p.m. – 1 p.m.
Secular Woman: Secular Women Work Conference
Monette Richards, Mandisa Thomas, Chelsea DuFresne, Stephanie Zvan

1 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.
Trauma and Mental Illness 101 for Non-Mental Health Professionals
Heatherly Hodges

2:30 p.m. – 4 p.m.
Ace/Aro Atheists
Siggy, Emily Karp, Sennkestra

4 p.m. – 5 p.m.
Activist Burnout: Prevention and Treatment
Greta Christina, Bria Crutchfield

5 p.m. – 6 p.m.
The Trans Podcaster Visibility Initiative
Callie Wright, Marissa Alexa McCool, Trav Mamone

6 p.m. – 7 p.m.
Secular Woman: Who’s Running This Show, Anyway?
Monette Richards, Sam Farooqui, Valerie Aurora

7 p.m. – 8 p.m.
The Many Problems of Steven Pinker
HJ Hornbeck, William Brinkman

8 p.m. – 9 p.m.
Growing Up in the Movement
Heina Dadabhoy, Lux, Olivia James, Talon Richards, Debbie Goddard

Bonus stream
AfterCon: Steven Universe!
Jason Thibeault, Benny Vimes, Talon Richards


10 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
CFI: Trends in Secular Community Groups
Debbie Goddard, Stef McGraw, Monette Richards, Jennifer Beahan, Debby Williams, Michael Cluff

11 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Creating and Finding Progressive Secular Content Online
Kristi Winters, Steve Shives, Chrisiousity, Eiynah

1 p.m. – 2 p.m.
CFI: Secularizing Marriage Celebrant Law
Nick Little, Reba Boyd Wooden, Galen Broaddus, Jennifer Beahan, Stephanie Zvan

2 p.m. – 3 p.m.
All the Small Things
Nicole Harris, Michael Cluff, Autumn Reinhardt Simpson, Heather Hegi

3 p.m. – 4 p.m.
What Even Skeptics Get Wrong About Science
Jeremiah Traeger, Ari Stillman, Katie Marshall, Alix Jules

4 p.m. – 5 p.m.
Live Recording of the Super Serious Social Justice Podcast
Brianne Bilyeu, Olivia James, Courtney Kupfer

5 p.m. – 6 p.m.
Wrapping It Up
OrbitCon organizers and hosts

Over the next couple of days, we’ll be adding links here to the post for each session. There, you’ll find session descriptions and bios of the participants. Those posts are also where you can leave questions for the panelists and speakers during the session. And of course, you’ll also be able to watch the session there, during or after the conference.

Treat this schedule as your one-stop shop during OrbitCon.

Behold the OrbitCon Schedule!