FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Oklahoma’s Only Freethought Convention Expected to Break Attendance Records
OKLAHOMA CITY, Oklahoma (April 3, 2013) – After two years of strong community support, FreeOK is anticipating record crowds, as growing local and national media coverage of the freethought movement in the Bible Belt, has helped to swell its ranks. The one day event will take place at the Cox Convention Center, in downtown Oklahoma City on Saturday, June 22, 2013, and will feature a number of high profile speakers including noted physicist and cosmologist Lawrence Krauss, making his first guest appearance in the state.
“The purpose of FreeOK is to provide a regional forum that endeavors to unite freethinkers, atheists, agnostics, secular humanists and deists, and attracts the best minds and freethought advocates from across the nation,” says Kai Tancredi, FreeOK Events and Social Media Coordinator. “This year’s convention is going to rely more on the grassroots efforts of the local community than ever, and the success of the event will be a testament to how broadly the support for the freethought movement has grown since our inaugural event two years ago in Tulsa. This year’s steering committee is also the largest and most diverse group of volunteers we have had to date.”
Rounding out this year’s line-up are journalist and radio show host Jamila Bey, former legislator and current Director of Strategy and Policy for the Richard Dawkins Foundation for Reason and Science, Sean Faircloth, Louisiana-based science advocate and media darling, Zack Kopplin, author and parent educator, Dale McGowan, reproductive health activist, Emily Boyer, and Tulsa’s own Seth Andrews, author and host of The Thinking Atheist.
More information about Oklahoma’s only freethought convention including the schedule of speakers and their bios, the host facility, accommodations, and sponsorship opportunities can be found at freeok.org. Advance tickets are available now online for $20 and $25 after May 15th.
For more information, contact:
Executive Director, FreeOK, Inc