SSA 2013 Annual Conference - Las Vegas, NV - June 21-23, 2013
On June 21-23, 2013, secular students from all over the western United States will descend on the University of Nevada - Las Vegas to attend the legendary Secular Student Alliance Annual Conference! This will undoubtedly be the greatest weekend of your entire life, but don't take our word for it! Drew Pruitt, member of the SSA at UNLV, has written about why you should attend.
Don't forget that this year we have two conferences! Looking for information about the conference in Columbus, OH? Head over here!
What's Happening Now?
Registration is now open! Register yourself and/or your group now.
If you did not order your conference t shirts when you registered for the conference, have no fear! You may also order them separately here.
Get Leadership Travel Aid Funding! You can submit a Leadership Travel Aid application to help get you and your group to our conference. Apply now since funding is limited. If you have any questions about the funding or application process, feel free to shoot us an email!
Do you have space to offer in a vehicle or are you looking for a ride to the conference? We have a handy Rideshare board here that you can post offers at. The password to access the board is "ssarocks".
What's Going On This Year?
Friday, June 21:
Saturday, June 22:
Sunday, June 23:
We're going to have three concurrent sessions during the conference! Wow! You'll be able to select the talk that is most relevant to you – and if you bring other group members, you can all see different talks! But if you miss one, no worries! You can find them all on our YouTube channel.
Speaking of bringing group members, we're bringing back the popular the group registration! It's only $145 to register a group of five students or advisors from the same SSA affiliate group. That's over $70 in savings on the conference registration cost!
Is your group's advisor über-involved? Great - bring them along! You can bring your advisor as part of the group registration rate. There's also an advisor registration rate if they register individually. And based on the success of last year's Advisor Track, we'll be repeating it this year: each conference has a full afternoon of advice, training and peer networking on the best ways to advise an SSA affiliate group. Be sure to let your group's advisor know!
Hungry? We know that food is not only essential to life, but also to networking and good times. That's why we feed you at the conference! We'll bribe you with breakfast and coffee on both Saturday and Sunday morning to get you out of bed! Friday night starts off with a pizza-and-registration party, and your registration includes Saturday's catered lunch (with gluten free and vegetarian/vegan options). So the only meal you're on your own for is Saturday's dinner, and there are lots of awesome, inexpensive options nearby.
Check out this year's shirt design! You can order them with your registration, as well as separately in case you forget.
Since we know students aren't made of money, we keep the cost of the conference low for you! Rather than booking expensive hotel rooms, we reserve UNLV dorm rooms for you. Room prices will be announced soon (but they're cheap, we promise!), and the UNLV students assure us that they're nicer than the Ohio State dorms.
We'll be offering our free airport pick-up/drop-off service for students flying in. When you register for the conference, you can enter your flight information right then and there to request a ride, or you can request one later on.
The SSA Annual Conference just keeps growing and growing...