Convention

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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Atheist Convention to Feature NFL, Reality TV, and Rock Stars

American Atheists revealed details on Wednesday about its 2014 national convention in Salt Lake City, announcing that speakers will include NFL Raiders punter Chris Kluwe, Survivor®: Philippines winner and sex therapist Denise Stapley, and Grammy®-nominated Spin Doctors bass player Mark White. The convention will also feature an art show, workshops,…...

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Atheist Leaders and Texas Pastors Will Meet for Roundtable Discussion

Cranford, NJ— American Atheists President David Silverman and Vice President Kathleen Johnson will join with noted British philosopher and atheist A.C. Grayling to meet with Austin-area pastors for a non-confrontational exchange of ideas. The three atheist leaders are in Austin for the American Atheists 50th Anniversary National Convention this weekend.…...

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American Atheists Announces Musical and Comedy Line-Up for 50th Anniversary Convention

American Atheists is proud to announce its music and comedy lineup for the 50th Anniversary National Convention in Austin TX on March 28-31, 2013 at the Hyatt Regency. American Atheists prides itself on producing large, informative, and fun conventions, but since this year is our 50th anniversary, attendees will have…...

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