2014 National Convention
The 2014 National Convention admission included admission to all speakers and panels on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. Separately ticketed events during the Convention included:
- Thursday workshop sessions
- Thursday night's Dinner with the Stars & Charity Auction
- Friday and Saturday evening dinners
- Friday's Comedy Show
A full list of admission pricing is below. Please note that all convention registration fees are non-refundable. If you purchase a convention registration and are, for some reason, unable to attend, you may transfer your convention admission to another person or convert your registration fees into a tax-deductible contribution to American Atheists.
For the first time, American Atheists offered an all-inclusive package for convention attendees who want to see everything and enjoy a VIP experience. With the AtomPass, admission to all workshops, all meals, and all special events (including Dinner with the Stars) is included. PLUS, you'll get special seating in the main presentation hall, priority access for check-in, and you can skip the lines at all book signings and autograph sessions. The only things not included are babysitting and attendance at Camp Quest.
Support our work and get the VIP treatment by purchasing your AtomPass for $1,500.
If you are not currently a member of American Atheists, we offered a discount membership rate of $20 if you sign up when you register for the convention. This offer only applies to new memberships or memberships which have expired. For a total of $319, you get a year's membership with American Atheists (including all member benefits) and admission to the convention. That's a savings of $45 off the regular full price of both!
Important note: if you are a member of American Atheists, you MUST be logged in to take advantage of our special member prices for admission. If you need assistance, please contact Nick Fish, Development Director, via email.
Special Events & Meals
Admission to special events like the Thursday evening Dinner with the Stars and Friday evening comedy show, and dinner on Friday and Saturday evenings is not included in the general admission pricing. Friday evening's dinner will include the presentation of a number of awards from American Atheists and Saturday's dinner will be our annual costume party. Costumes are optional, but encouraged. Attendees have come dressed as their favorite atheists, gods, or other mythological creatures.
- Dinner with the Stars: $300 (partially tax-deductible)
- Friday evening Comedy Show: $25
- Friday Dinner: $60
- Saturday Dinner: $60
Thursday Activist Training & Workshops
For the first time, American Atheists offered a one-day set of workshops on a variety of activist topics. During three two-hour long sessions, you could learn how to: start and run your own atheist group; lobby your elected officials to affect policy changes; debate Christians and other religious apologists; effectively communicate with the media and appear on live television, and; run for office. Attendance at these workshops is not included in the convention admission pricing. More information is available here.
You may choose one workshop from each of the three sessions for just $99.
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