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2013 National Convention
Online registration has closed. However, you may still purchase tickets and day passes at the door.
You are cordially invited to join American Atheists in Austin, Texas, for our National Convention and 50th anniversary celebration!
It has been an amazing fifty years since American Atheists started in Austin, with Madalyn Murray O’Hair. Now we are heading back to where it all began, for our 50th anniversary bash! This convention is going to be a blowout with three full days of speakers and events with all day plenary talks!
Come celebrate with us at the Hyatt Regency Austin (208 Barton Springs Road), just stumbling distance from downtown Austin. The convention hotel is also right next to the famous Bat Bridge!
The 2013 National Convention will host hundreds of fellow atheists, plus vendors, speakers, comedians, entertainers, an art show and silent auction, and much more! There will be a fundraising dinner on Thursday night in the hotel restaurant overlooking Bat Bridge, so we will have the opportunity to watch the bats leave for their nightly hunting and then enjoy a great dinner to help raise money for American Atheists to initiate lawsuits and continue activism.
Schedule of Events and Speakers
American Atheists is proud to present featured speeches from professor & philosopher AC Grayling, Congressman Pete Stark, musician Jay Jay French, and a concert by Quiet Company
To view the full schedule for the 2013 American Atheists National Convention, please click here. This schedule is tentative and may be changed.
American Atheists has arranged for a discounted shuttle service from the Austin Airport to our hotels for convention attendees. To register for the shuttle from the airport, please visit this link and sign up. Important: you must sign up in advance to take advantage of this shuttle discount. Booking at the airport will cost the full fare. These discounts are being offered through Super Shuttle and ExecuCar and the discount code is "AMATH".
For attendees who would like to use public transit, Austin's Capital Metro offers a $1 bus from the Airport to the downtown area (the #100 "Airport Flyer") with a stop at South Congress Avenue and Riverside Dr. (stop ID# 2516), approximately two blocks from the conference hotel (The Hyatt Regency). More information is available here.
The room blocks at both the Hyatt Regency Austin (the location of the conference) and the Wyndham are sold out.
To reserve a room at the Wyndham, please call (800) WYNDHAM or (800) 996-3426. To reserve a room at the Hyatt Regency Austin, please call (512) 477-1234.
There will be a free shuttle running during the conference between the conference site (The Hyatt Regency) and the overflow hotel (The Wyndham Austin).
- Thursday, March 28: 1:00pm - 10:00pm
- Friday, March 29: 7:30am - 9:30am and 5:00pm - midnight
- Saturday, March 30: 7:30am - 9:30am and 5:00pm - 12:30am
- Sunday, March 31: 7:30am - 9:30am and 5:00pm - 8:00pm
The shuttle will operate between the Wyndham Garden (overflow hotel) and the Hyatt Regency (convention site) during the above times.
Camp Quest Texas is holding a "Mini Camp Quest" in conjunction with American Atheists National Convention. Children and teens ages 8-16 are eligible to attend this event. Teens ages 13-16 can help as "counselors-in-training" (CITs). Click here to complete the camper and CIT registration process. The registration fee is $75 for the entire weekend, or you can register and pay for each day separately ($30 per day).