The Florida Humanist Association’s annual conference, FreeFlo, is the only freethought conference in Florida geared toward Humanists, Skeptics, Atheists, and other freethinkers. It occurs in Orlando in the fall (November 6-8 this year) and features amazing nationally-acclaimed speakers and local and national vendors that represent groups or offer goods or services that enrich the secular community.
This will be the third year FreeFlo organizers have invited BE. Orlando volunteers to host a service project in the vendor area to engage conference attendees in an activity that makes a difference for the Central Florida community, where the conference is hosted.
In 2013 at this conference we did the Positive Postcard Project – writing positive messages to kids in need – as well as signing messages and cards for local teenager & friend of PintClub, Shelby, who had just survived a bone marrow transplant (and is still doing great, by the way!). In fact, she recently went back to school – read the article here.
In 2014, we hosted the code bracelet project. Attendees make packets that included hand-made code bracelets with a secret word and Morse code key to be used as gifts in the prize packs for 50 local at-risk children at the Math, Science, and Pi(e) Festival. The kids loved them!
In 2015 we are once again hosting the code bracelets – and we have on order special printed pouches with our InsPIre logo for conference attendees to pack with a bracelet, the code key, and a note to inspire kids to explore math, science, and Pi(e). 🙂
Please consider supporting the Festival with a donation to help us include amazing gifts in the children’s gift bags. Volunteers provide as much as we can, but we would love to have amazing books and other items to give out as well as new activities to engage (and InsPIre!) the kids. (Note this is a third-party volunteer event supporting the Coalition for the Homeless of Central Florida. Donations are not tax-deductible.)
We are grateful to FreeFlo for being proactive about seeking ways to impact the community and promote and encourage civic engagement.
Visit their conference website, Free-Flo.org, for further information – we hope to see you there!