American Atheists is proud to announce that our 2017 Convention will take place in North Charleston, South Carolina and coincide with the 2017 Total Solar Eclipse that will cross the United States.

Tickets are now on sale! Register today!

We will present a conference focused on science, space, technology, and (of course) atheism featuring prominent academics, scientists, and community leaders during the weekend and, on Monday, will host an eclipse watch-party (narrated by a surprise special guest!) in Charleston.

Charleston is the last major city in the path of the eclipse’s path. This is the first total solar eclipse to cross the continental United States since the 1970s!

Come be a part of this amazing opportunity to see one of the rarest astronomical phenomena and hear from speakers you’re not going to find anywhere else.

Schedule of Events

Speakers will be featured on Saturday and Sunday, August 19 & 20. As always, we will present a broad range of speakers representing the diversity and depth of our community. Speakers will cover a broad range of topics, but we will pay particular attention to the intersection of the sciences and atheism.

A full slate of speakers will be announced over the next year. A partial list of speakers is available here.

On Monday, August 21, we will host an eclipse viewing party. The partial eclipse will begin at 1:15pm with totality occurring at approximately 2:45pm EDT.


The convention will be held at the North Charleston Marriott in North Charleston, South Carolina.

To book your room at the North Charleston Marriot with our special group rate of $119 per night, please click here.