Join us April 19–21, 2019, in Cincinnati, Ohio to celebrate what it means to be an atheist in America! 

American Atheists is proud to present one of the most diverse and compelling line-ups of speakers, activists, community leaders, academics, musicians, and artists that you’ll see at any atheist event in America. As always, we’re committed to bringing brand new stories you’ve never heard to the stage, including international activists, poets, politicians, and much more.

With three days of speakers, social events, comedy, music, workshops, and community events, this is the one event you don’t want to miss!

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We are proud to present one of the most diverse line-ups of speakers of any atheist, freethought, or secular convention. We bring together speakers with stories you haven’t yet heard, rising stars within our community, and unique perspectives on the most important issues of the day.

American Atheists is calling for speaker, panel, and workshop proposals for our 2019 National Convention in Cincinnati, Ohio, April 19-21.

Deadline for submissions: November 5, 2018, at midnight Eastern Time

American Atheists is committed to presenting new, compelling, and diverse perspectives at our national convention.

Past proposals that have been selected have included: activism and organizing; politics, public policy, and advocacy; community building; personal experiences related to leaving religion; science, technology, and education; communications and marketing; and litigation and constitutional rights.

In addition, we welcome submissions from artists, poets, musicians, comedians, and other performers.

If your proposal is chosen for our national convention, American Atheists will contact you directly to arrange your travel and accommodations. 


The convention will be held at the historic Hilton Cincinnati Netherland Plaza Hotel, located at 35 West Fifth Street in Downtown Cincinnati. Open since 1931, the Hilton Cincinnati Netherland Plaza Hotel is one of the world’s finest examples of French Art Deco design.

The hotel features amazing dining options, including Ohio’s only AAA Five Diamond Restaurant, Orchids at Palm Court. The Hilton Netherland Plaza is just steps from Fountain Square and is connected to a variety of dining options and a shopping arcade.

Book your room now!

Join us at the Hilton Cincinnati Netherland Plaza with a discounted room rate of just $105! All rooms feature free WiFi and access to amenities like a heated indoor pool, the Snap Fitness gym, and the observation deck located on the 49th floor.

Book now to lock in your discounted rate!