American Atheists holds an annual National Convention at locations throughout the United States. Our national conventions bring together members of the atheist community from all over the nation and world to celebrate reason, rationality, and atheism. Past speakers include Professor Richard Dawkins, Christopher Hitchens, Chris Kluwe, Greta Cristina, Cristina Rad, Matt Dillahunty, and many others.
Previous National Conventions have been held in Austin, Texas; New York City, New York; Denver, Colorado; Washington, DC; and Des Moines, Iowa. The American Atheists 2014 National Convention was held in Salt Lake City, Utah, and our 2015 National Convention was held in Memphis, Tennessee.
There will be no national convention in 2016. American Atheists was a major sponsor of the 2016 Reason Rally and we encouraged convention attendees to make plans to attend the Reason Rally in Washington, DC.
In 2017, our National Convention will coincide with the first full solar eclipse in the United States since the 1970s and will be held August 19-21, 2017 in Charleston, South Carolina. For more information, please visit the announcement page!