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NonCon 2015 - August 22, 2015 - Pg. 2 (see Pg. 1)
 
    The biggest gathering of humanists, secularists and atheists in K-W EVER!

Many months of work and collaboration resulted in an event we could all be proud of! The pictures (most of which were taken by our 'official' photographer, Sassan Sanei) tell the story. Enjoy!

Keynote Speaker, Lawrence Krauss

Lawrence Krauss - NonCon 2015 Keynote

Lawrence Krauss spoke about Science and Militant Atheism. And then followed with a science lecture.

Lawrence Krauss science talk

And Mr. Deity walked among us

Brian "Mr. Deity" Dalton

Brian Dalton, a 'formon' (former Moromon) and creator of the Mr. Deity satirical films and The Way of the Mister, entertained us with humour underscored with a serious message.

Mixing and Mingling

Throughout the day, the Speakers and Exhibitors mingled with the Attendees. The Speakers were all charming and gracious good sports about the many photos and selfies that were requested.

Mr. Deity and Kaeden at NonCon 2015
        11 Presenters and 17 Exhibitor Tables

While we do not have photos of everyone, this selection will give you a good overall idea of the event.

Some of the Presenters

Armin Navabi at NonCon 2015

Armin Navabi, founder of Atheist Republic (a non-profit oganization with over a million followers) and author of Why There is No God shared his powerful journey.

Ensaf Haider and translator

Ensaf Haider is shown here with her translator, May Tartoussy, responding to audience questions.

Carolyn Hyppolite at NonCon 2015

Carolyn Hyppolite, author of Still Small Voices shared her personal journey and offered advice about how to speak to the devout.

Blasphemy Panel at NonCon 2015

The "Panel of Blasphemy", composed of Christine Shellska (Atheist Alliance International), Eric Thomas (Humanist Canada), Doug Thomas (Secular Connexion Séculaire) and David Rand (Libres Penseurs Athées) discussed the Blasphemy Laws that exist in Canada, their effects, and what should be done about them.

Stephanie Guttormson at NonCon 2015

Stephanie Guttormson invited an attendee up onto the stage for an 'interview' to make a point about transgender issues.

        Some of the Exhibitors

Logospilgrim

Logospilgrim with her book There's a Hula Girl on my Dashboard.

Humanist Canada at NonCon 2015

The Humanist Canada table.

Encounter at NonCon 2015

Encounter World Religions (an educational organization from Guelph) and Spiritual But Not Necessarily Religious (non-religious chaplain) shared a table.

Sofree at NonCon 2015

Some of our friends at the Society of Ontario Freethinkers.

Sacred Secular Sanctuary at NoncCon 2015

The Sanctuary's table brought inquiries from prospective new members.

WMMG at NonCon 2015

There were multiple book-selling tables, and all of them seemed to do well.
   
 
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