American Atheist 2013 National Convention
American Atheists' Convention, 2013!
Celebrating 50 Years of Reason!
March 28-31, Austin, TX
Come and join American Atheists in Austin, Texas for our annual National Convention as we celebrate fifty years of activism!
It has been an amazing fifty years and since American Atheists started in Austin, Texas with Madalyn Murray O'Hair, we are heading back there for our fiftieth! This convention is going to be a blow-out with three full days of speakers and events with TED style plenary talks!
Come celebrate with us at the Hyatt Regency Austin (208 Barton Spring Rd.), just stumbling distance from downtown Austin and the apex of "keep Austin weird:" 6th St! The hotel is also right next to the famous Bat Bridge! We have secured a special rate of $99/night at the Hyatt for attendees.
The 2013 Convention will have about 1,000 fellow atheists, Vendors, speakers, comedians, entertainers, dinners, and much more! American Atheists has reserved the entire hotel, which means there will be no other conventions or meetings taking place at the Hyatt: we have every conference room, ballroom, meeting room, etc. There will be a fundraising dinner on Thursday night in the hotel restaurant overlooking Bat Bridge, so watch the leave for their night hunting and then enjoy a great dinner to help raise money for American Atheist to initiate lawsuits, etc.
Confirmed speakers and panelists so far include: Matt Dillahunty, Dr. Ed Buckner, Katherine Stewart, Richard Carrier, Dr. Robert Price, Linda LaScolla, Jerry DeWitt, Teresa MacBain, Margaret Downey, Damon Fowler, Jessica Alquist, Greta Cristina, Troy Conrad, Hector Avalos, Dr. Ryan Cragun, AronRa, Jamila Bey, Edwina Rodgers, Eddie Tabash, and Indra Zuno. More to come!
There will also be an atheist art show, a substantial Spanish-speaking presence (including Spanish translations), affinity lunches, and more!
3/28: Thursday- Fund-raising dinner
3/29: Friday- All day convention, dinner, AA's 50th Birthday Party, Set list with Troy Conrad
3/30: Saturday- All day convention, dinner, pub crawl
3/31: Sunday- All day convention (ends at 6PM)
"You see I think drugs have done some good thing for us, I really do. If you don't believe drugs have done good things for us, do me a favor go home tonight and take all your albums, all you tapes, and all your CD's and burn them. Because those musicians that have made all that great music that's enhanced your lives throughout the years... RRRRRRReal fucking high on drugs" Bill Hicks