American Atheists’ National Convention program will begin on Saturday, August 19 with social events on Friday, August 18 for attendees who choose to arrive early.

All speakers and events will be held in the Compass Ballroom at the North Charleston Marriott unless otherwise noted.

Friday, August 18

  • 5:00 PM – Registration opens
  • 7:00 PM – Pub Trivia Contest: “You Can’t Explain That! ($10)
  • 9:00 PM – Cards Against Humanity tournament ($20, proceeds go to charity)

Saturday, August 19

  • 9:00 AM – Members Meeting
  • 9:30 AM – Affiliate & State Directors Meeting
  • 10:00 AM – Opening Remarks
  • 10:15 AM – Yvette D’Entremont, The SciBabe
  • 10:45 AM – Marsha Botzer
  • 11:15 AM – Break
  • 11:30 AM – Eddie Tabash
  • 12:00 PM – Senator Ann Brusseel
  • 12:30 PM – Lunch (boxed lunches available for purchase)
  • 1:15 PM – Nick Fish
  • 1:45 PM – Fernando Alcantar
  • 2:15 PM – Break
  • 2:30 PM – Mandisa Thomas
  • 3:00 PM – Annie Pearl Avery
  • 3:30 PM – Break
  • 3:45 PM – Seth Andrews
  • 4:30 PM – Jim Helton
  • 5:00 PM – Break
  • 5:15 PM – Alan Cooperman
  • 5:45 PM – Susan and William Trollinger
  • 6:30 PM – Dinner (on your own)
  • 8:30 PM – Behind The Most Hated Woman in America, Q&A with director Tommy O’Haver and panel of American Atheists board members who worked with Madalyn Murray O’Hair

Sunday, August 20

  • 9:00 AM – Local Activists Meeting
  • 10:00 AM – Mark Gura
  • 10:30 AM – Geoffrey Blackwell
  • 11:00 AM – Athena Salman
  • 11:30 AM – Susana Martinez-Conde and Steve Macknik
  • 12:00 PM – Lunch (boxed lunches available for purchase)
  • 1:00 PM – James Randi
  • 1:30 PM – Matt Dillahunty
  • 2:00 PM – Break
  • 2:15 PM – Shirley Rivera
  • 2:45 PM – Mark Pagcaliwangan
  • 3:15 PM – Break
  • 3:30 PM – Amy Monsky
  • 4:00 PM – Sian Proctor
  • 4:30 PM – Break
  • 4:45 PM – Herb Silverman
  • 5:15 PM – Zerin Firoz
  • 5:45 PM – Tony Pinn
  • 6:30 PM – VIP Reception with Convention Speakers (ticketed event)
  • 7:30 PM – Dinner (ticketed event)
  • 9:00 PM – Comedy Show (Ian Harris followed by God’s Not Dead 2 mock-a-thon with Frank Conniff and Trace Beaulieu)

Monday, August 21

  • 9:30 AM – Kathy Johnson
  • 10:00 AM – Dr. Angie Mattke
  • 10:30 AM – David Silverman, Monday Keynote
  • 12:00 PM – Lunch (boxed lunches available for purchase)
  • 1:00 PM – Aron Ra
  • 2:00 PM – Eclipse Viewing Party (viewing glasses and snacks included)