Videos from the Secular Student Alliance Leadership Conference

The Secular Student Alliance recently held a leadership conference on the West Coast (at Stanford University) and there’s plenty of excellent talks from that conference available on YouTube.

I know the sound quality is pretty weak (we’re working on that for the next leadership conference) but you can still get tons of great information from them!

One attendee, Heather, even took notes on everything, in case you’d rather skip the videos.

Here’s the video shortlist:

David Byars, President of DAMN at De Anza College, on new ways to do community service.

Roy Natian, founder of the Bruin Alliance of Skeptics and Secularists at UCLA, on how the internet can support your student group. Roy also spoke about how to make flyers.

Joel Guttormson, president of Metro State Atheists, on how to interact with the media on behalf of your campus group.

August Brunsman, Executive Director of the SSA, on how to fundraise for your campus group. (The handout is here.)

Greg Langer on Strategy and Leadership for your secular campus group (prepared by Todd Stiefel).

Don Sutterfield, SSA Board Member, on how to make your campus group politically active.

Greta Christina, blogger extraordinaire, on what the secular student movement can learn from the GLBT movement.

Matt LaClair, SSA Board Member, on the best strategies for communicating with those with whom you disagree.

Lucy Gubbins, President of the Alliance of Happy Atheists (AHA!) at the University of Oregon, on how to be inclusive in your campus group in order to create a positive environment.

Watch them. Love them.

And if you’re interested in the SSA’s New England Leadership Summit taking place April 16th – 18th at Harvard University, all the information about registration, travel grants, and the schedule can all be found here.

  • Slickninja

    Its been interesting being part AHA! as we’ve had a lot of success where others haven’t. One thing that constantly surprises me is the fact we have more female members than male.

    Where we really had success is building dorky social events into meetings, embracing a much more light hearted take. We’re probably not as politically minded as many groups, but at the same time, without ascribing to any dogma has allowed its members to benefit from the group.


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