Texas Secular Convention 2015: Imagining a secular Texas.

Friday, February 27 through Sunday, March 1, 2015.

President, Center for Inquiry

Ron Lindsay

Topic: "The Necessity of Secularism: Why God Can't Tell Us What to Do"

Ronald A. Lindsay, J.D., Ph.D. is by training and experience both a lawyer and a philosopher. An honors graduate of the University of Virginia School of Law, he practiced for twenty-six years with the national law firm of Seyfarth Shaw LLP prior to joining the Center for Inquiry, where he has been president and CEO since June 2008. Dr. Lindsay received his Ph.D. from Georgetown University, specializing in bioethics. He has had articles published in peer-reviewed journals such as The Journal of Law, Medicine and Ethics, the Kennedy Institute of Ethics Journal, and The American Journal of Bioethics. His book Future Bioethics: Overcoming Taboos, Myths, and Dogmas was published by Prometheus Books in June 2008. He was asked to write the entry on "Euthanasia" for the International Encyclopedia of Ethics (Wiley Blackwell, 2012). His most recent book is The Necessity of Secularism: Why God Can't Tell Us What to Do.

Dr. Lindsay has spoken before numerous audiences and has appeared on radio and television to discuss issues in bioethics and constitutional law controversies. 

No Faith Value: Center for Inquiry Blog

 The Necessity of Secularism: Why God Can't Tell Us What to Do (amazon.com) 

 The Necessity of Secularism: Why God Can't Tell Us What to Do (audible.com)

Convention Features

15+ Speakers

The top secular thinkers in Texas and America explore a important topics, including a secular future for Texas.

Capitol Rally

Rally on the Capitol Steps to voice the vision of a secular Texas.

Impact Texas

Visit your legislator and learn to take local action.


Spend three days in Austin visiting with like-minded Texans.

Convention Basics

  • Convention

    Friday evening through Sunday morning we will be graced with some of the best secular thinkers and experts in Texas and Nationwide sharing their knowledge, thoughts and insights with us.

  • Capitol Rally & Citizen Lobby

    The Texas Secular Convention will begin with a rally at the South Capitol Steps. After hearing from a few speakers, we will break up into groups and visit our legislators.

  • Location

    TSC Will be held at Sheraton's Hotel at the Capitol. Please follow this link to book your room at a special rate of $149 per night.

  • Dates & Events

    • Registration: Opens September 1, 2014
    • Capitol Rally & Citizen Lobby: Friday, February 27, 2015
    • Convention: Friday, Feb. 27 - Sunday, March 1, 2015
  • Tickets & Pricing

    • Standard Pre-Registration: $125
    • Standard At Door Registration: $140
    • Student Registration: $50
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Event Host

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Event Host


Secular Coalition for Texas






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Texas Secular Convention 2015

27 February - 1 March 2015
Austin, Texas

About TSC

Texas Secular Convention is a joint endeavour between Secular Coalition for Texas and Secular Texas with Secular Coalition for America as our major financial sponsor. We will hold a rally on the Capitol steps and explore what a secular future for Texas can look like.


For general information about the convention or rally, including registration, please contact us at:
 info (@) texassecularconvention.org