The schedule for our 2017 Lobby Day and Secular Values Summit is still being finalized. The full schedule, including our speaker lineup, will be available soon. Below, for your convenience, is an outline of the schedule of events.

Day 1
14 Jun 2017

Secular Awards Dinner

Our Secular Awards Dinner will be held at the Newseum’s Knight Conference Center. Please note that tickets for this event must be purchased separately.
Day 2
15 Jun 2017

Welcome Session

Our Executive Director, Larry T. Decker, will offer opening remarks to kick off the day.

Secular Power Panel

A panel discussion on the Religious Freedom Restoration Act (RFRA).
Rabbi Jack Moline
Nick Little
Marci Hamilton

Lobby Training

Get hands-on training from Washington experts that will set you up for successful meetings. Go in feeling prepared, confident, and ready to make an impact.

Breakout Sessions

By popular demand, this year we are allocating an entire hour for you to meet the advocacy team in your home state, rehearse for your meetings and ask questions.


You can’t be an effective advocate on an empty stomach! Lunch is included in the cost of registration and will be served at the Washington Court Hotel. Vegetarian and vegan options will be available. Enjoy lunch with fellow secular activists from your state before we head to our meetings on Capitol Hill.

Walk to Capitol Hill

We walk as a group from the hotel to Capitol Hill.

Lobby Meetings on the Hill

Lobby meetings with members of Congress and their staff.