2012 Student Leadership Conference - About


About the 2012 Student Leadership Conference

Center for Inquiry On Campus promotes and defends reason, science, and freedom of inquiry in education, and is committed to the enhancement of freethought, skepticism, secularism, humanism, philosophical naturalism, rationalism, and atheism on college and high school campuses throughout North America and around the world.

Since 1996, the Center for Inquiry's campus outreach initiative has brought together students and community leaders to train them in outreach, advocacy, activism, and leadership.

The CFI Leadership Conference is designed around three main objectives. First, we give student and community leaders the tools and skills necessary to make an impact in their communities. Second, we create an atmosphere where new and experienced leaders can network and establish important connections to other leaders in the movement. Finally, we hope to inspire and energize the attendees and empower them to make real change in the world.

If you are a student leader and would like to attend the 2012 CFI Leadership Conference, please go to the registration page and fill out the online form. The registration fee does not have to be paid up front, and travel grants are available on a rolling basis to help students attend.

To help us provide travel grants to student leaders who can't afford to the full cost of travel, please go to the donation page, or contact Debbie Goddard at (716) 636-4869 ext. 421 or dgoddard@centerforinquiry.net to sponsor a student or campus group.

For information about last year's conference, visit the 2011 CFI Leadership Conference in Review page.

Where is the Event?

map of UB to CFI

Center for Inquiry–Transnational
3965 Rensch Rd.
Amherst, NY 14228
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Travel to CFI–Transnational

By car
Parking is available at the Center for Inquiry and at the dorms.
By bus or train
We can provide rides to and from the bus and train stations in the Buffalo metro area. Please be in touch with Dren Asselmeier to arrange shuttle service.
By plane
CFI–Transnational is about 20 minutes away from the Buffalo–Niagara Airport (BUF). If you are flying in, please send your itinerary to dasselmeier@centerforinquiry.net to be added to our shuttle schedule.


Students are housed at the State University of New York at Buffalo campus, adjacent to CFI–Transnational. The cost of housing is included in the registration costs for up to three students from each campus affiliate group. Additional group members from the same school are asked to cover the cost of housing ($34/night) in addition to registration. Shuttles will be provided.

UB's summer guest guide for the dorms.


All meals from Thursday afternoon through lunch on Sunday are included in the cost of registration and take place on the CFI premises. Vegetarian and vegan options are provided. If you have other specific dietary requirements or any food allergies, please indicate that on the registration form.

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