Convention

Islam Critic, Women’s Advocate Ayaan Hirsi Ali To Be 2015 Convention Keynote

Manhattan, NY—During his speech at the launch party for the world’s first television channel dedicated to atheism content, Atheist TV, American Atheists President Dave Silverman announced that author, activist, politician, and public speaker Ayaan Hirsi Ali will headline for the American Atheists annual National Convention next April 3–5 in Memphis, Tennessee…...

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2014 Convention Live Streaming Now Available!

Good morning everyone! By overwhelming request, we have contracted to make live-streaming of the convention available to those of you who aren’t able to be here in person. Join the conversation on Twitter— The convention hashtag is #AAcon14 Our handle is @AmericanAtheist Although the full convention experience, including the comedy show, costume dinner, Awards dinner, book-signings,…...

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2014 National Convention: Dinner with the Stars… and Auction!

Hello all! It’s almost convention time! The American Atheists team arrived in Salt Lake City late last night and we are putting the finishing touches on gettng everything ready for you. Online registration is now closed, but full registration AND one-day passes are available at the door! Tomorrow night is…...

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Atheists & Mormons Go Head-to-Head in Public Panel

Faceb00k Event is here. Update: We have made arrangements for an American Sign Language interpreter to be available at the panel. Update 2: We have made arrangements for the panel to be filmed. We are working on the possibility of a live-stream as well. Salt Lake City, UT—The national nonprofit…...

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Atheist Leaders Host Mormon Exodus

Salt Lake City, UT—On Sunday, April 6, Atheists of Utah and the national nonprofit American Atheists will co-host a Salt Lake City event during which Mormons intending to leave the Latter-Day Saints Church are invited to hand-deliver their resignation letters en masse. The event coincides with the semi-annual Mormon 2014…...

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Astrobiologist & Simpsons Director to Speak at National Atheist Convention

Today, American Atheists announced David Morrison, astrobiologist and director of the Carl Sagan Center at the SETI Institute, and David Silverman, director of the television show The Simpsons and the movie Monsters, Inc., as the final two speakers for its national convention in Salt Lake City, Utah, April 17-20. The…...

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Atheists Announce New Convention Speakers, Free Military Memberships, & Childcare Registration

Cranford, NJ—On Wednesday, American Atheists announced new speakers to its star-studded roster for the largest annual atheist event in the country. The new speakers include Nebraska State Senator Ernie Chambers, Survivor®: Fiji reality-television contestant and tech executive Yau-Man Chan, and atheist & feminist activist Beth Presswood. Additionally, members of the…...

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82-Year-Old Arctic Adventurer Barbara Hillary Will Speak at Atheist Convention

Barbara Hillary, the first black woman to reach the North Pole as well as the oldest woman to reach both poles, will speak at the American Atheists National Convention in Salt Lake City on Easter weekend next April, the national nonprofit announced Tuesday. Hillary became fascinated with arctic travel after retiring…...

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