Each year, the Secular Student Alliance hosts leadership events. At the annual conference, students exchange best practices, get inspired, and connect with the larger secular movement. Although empowering student leaders and activists is the core purpose of our leadership events, we welcome non-students and off-campus group leaders to join us and learn.
If you, or some of your group leaders, cannot make it to our conference this year, check out our virtual conference leadership tracks. You can check out the most important group running and leadership training available at our conferences and make them available to your leaders and group members as well!
If you are interested in reaching students and student groups, you can get a table and/or an ad in the conference booklets. More details on that here.
Thanks to our fantastic student leaders and everyone who attended SSA East and West; the SSA 2014 Annual Conference was an amazing success!
At SSA West we had over 130 attendees, and at SSA East we had almost 200! And our service projects at both locations were very successful! At SSA West we hosted Be The Match, so that attendees and speakers arriving in Phoenix could join the national bone marrow registry; 17 attendees took time out of their day to stop for a cheek swab and volunteer to potentially save a life! At SSA East, we hosted a blood drive with the Red Cross - as attendees and speakers arrived in Columbus, we successfully collected 25 units of blood, which may save up to 75 lives!
Our conference gets bigger and more popular every year! 2012's was awesome and 2013's was even better! You know the drill: lots of student leaders, great sessions, great networking opportunities, and a rock star line up of icons of the secular movement.
We had two locations this year in order to better serve the needs of students and affiliate groups. SSA Con West was located in Las Vegas, on the campus of UNLV, June 21-23. SSA Con East was again hosted in Columbus, OH, on the campus of OSU, July 12-14. As always, we had leadership travel aid available to help get you and your group to the nearest conference location.
Read about our past conferences and events!