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American Atheists to Take Over Phoenix on Easter Weekend 2020

We’re excited to announce the location for our 2020 National Convention: sunny Phoenix, Arizona.

From April 9–12, hundreds of atheists will descend on Arizona’s capital for a long weekend chock full of presentations, comedy and game nights, workshops, exhibits, and social and community events—making it the conference you don’t want to miss!

Bringing together speakers with stories that haven’t been heard before, rising stars within our community, and unique perspectives on the most important issues of our day, the American Atheists National Convention offers one of the most diverse speaker lineups of any convention in our community.

In 2018, “Dr. House” star Hugh Laurie gave the keynote speech at our convention, and this year Jim Obergefell, the LGBTQ activist behind marriage equality, came out for the second time⁠—as an atheist.

But those aren’t the only people we want to hear from!

Starting now, you can submit an application to give a plenary talk, present a panel discussion, lead a training workshop, or provide entertainment.

The deadline for proposals is midnight on October 30, 2019.

Speakers on a wide range of topics, as well as comedians, musicians, artists, poets, and other performers are all encouraged to apply.

Rooms at the Hyatt Regency Phoenix are also now available at a discounted rate. In previous years, rooms have sold out more than two months before the event. Book early to ensure availability!

See you in Phoenix!