2013 National Convention

Austin, TX

For a full listing of speakers and entertainers, please visit the speakers page and entertainment page.

Wednesday, March 27

Thursday, March 28 

  • 12:00pm - Recovering from Religion facilitator training workshop (to 4pm)
  • 2:00pm - Volunteer Training
  • 3:00pm - State / Regional Director Meeting
  • 4:00pm - Affiliate and Local Partner Meeting
  • 5:00pm - REGISTRATION OPENS, BOOK & PRODUCT ROOM OPENS
  • 6:00pm - Life Members' Reception & Art Auction Sneak Peek (musical guest: Shelley Segal)
  • 7:00pm - DINNER WITH THE STARS & AUCTION (more information)

Friday, March 29

  • 8:30am - Memorial Service, Ann Zindler & Conrad Goeringer
  • 9:00am - Members Meeting (David Silverman, American Atheists members)
  • 9:45am - Break
  • 10:00am - WELCOME AND OPENING REMARKS (City of Austin, Hyatt Regency, Aron Ra)
  • 10:30am - David Silverman
  • 11:15am - Break
  • 11:30am - Eddie Tabash
  • 12:00pm - Special Guest Pete Stark
  • 12:30pm - Lunch Break and Optional Session: "Debate Advice" w/ Jamila Bey
  • 1:30pm - Margaret Downey
  • 2:00pm - JAY JAY FRENCH
  • 3:00pm - Jay Jay French signing session & break
  • 3:15pm - Linda LaScola
  • 3:45pm - Frank Zindler
  • 4:15pm - Frank Zindler booksigning & break
  • 4:30pm - Edwina Rogers
  • 5:00pm - Richard Carrier
  • 5:30pm - Dale McGowan
  • 6:00pm - Richard Carrier & Dale McGowan book signing
  • 6:30pm - Mingling at the bar
  • 7:00pm - COSTUME PARTY & DINNER
  • 8:00pm - Dinner Speaker: JT Eberhard
  • 9:00pm - Greydon Square
  • 10:00pm - Comedy Show featuring Blair Scott & Keith Lowell Jensen

Saturday, March 30

  • 9:00am - Parenting in Atheism Panel: Kelly Mochel, Dale McGowan, Sarah Morehead, and moderator (TBA)
  • 9:45am - Katherine Stewart
  • 10:15am - Hector Avalos
  • 10:45pm - Break; Hector Avalos, Katherine Stewart, and Parenting Panel booksignings
  • 11:00am - Matt Dillahunty
  • 11:30am - Abby Hafer - Unintelligent Design
  • 12:00pm - Lunch break, Amanda Brown session
  • 1:15pm - Rebecca Hensler
  • 1:45pm - Greta Christina
  • 2:15pm - Greta Christina booksigning
  • 2:30pm - Mandisa Thomas
  • 3:00pm - Janet Heimlich and Bethany Brittain
  • 3:45pm - Ryan Cragun
  • 4:15pm - Ed Buckner and Michael Buckner
  • 4:45pm - Ed Buckner and Michael Buckner booksignings
  • 5:00pm - Women in Atheism panel: Ophelia Bensen, Greta Christina, Beth Presswood, Amy Davis Roth, and Jamila Bey, moderator
  • 5:45pm - Atheism vs. Humanism panel: Maragret Downey, Amanda Knief, Dale McGowan, Tony Pinn, and Ed Buckner, moderator
  • 6:30pm - BAR OPENS
  • 7:30pm - AMERICAN ATHEISTS BIRTHDAY PARTY AND AWARDS & SCHOLARSHIP ANNOUNCEMENTS
  • 8:00pm - Awards & Scholarships
  • 8:15pm - Jamila Bey MMOH Reading
  • 9:00pm - Party hosted by Black Nonbelievers ($20 at the door)
  • 9:00pm - Tombstone da Deadman
  • 9:15pm - CONCERT BY QUIET COMPANY

Note: following activities on Saturday, there will be an unofficial Pub Crawl in Austin.

Sunday, March 31

  • 9:00am - Easter "Sermon" by Jerry Dewitt
  • 9:30am - Hemant Mehta
  • 10:00am - Robert M. Price
  • 10:30am - Break; Hemant Mehta & Robert Price booksigning
  • 10:45am - David Gozlan
  • 11:15am - Keynote: A.C. Grayling
  • 12:10am - A.C. Grayling booksigning
  • 12:30pm - Lunch (Historical Videos)
  • 1:45pm - David Tamayo
  • 2:15pm - Cara Santa Maria
  • 2:45pm - Seth Andrews
  • 3:10pm - Seth Andrews booksigning
  • 3:30pm - Ophelia Benson
  • 4:00pm - Edwin Kagin
  • 4:30pm - Break; Ophelia Benson & Edwin Kagin booksignings
  • 4:45pm - Cristina Rad
  • 5:15pm - Teresa MacBain
  • 5:45pm - CLOSING CEREMONIES
  • 6:00pm - Godless Bitches Podcast Live
  • 6:00pm - BOOK & PRODUCT ROOM CLOSES

 

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