2014 National Convention

Schedule

For the first time, American Atheists' National Convention program began on Thursday with a number of special workshops and training sessions for those interested in becoming more active in the atheist movement. For more details, including full session descriptions for the workshops, please visit the workshop page here. 

Please note: all workshop sessions, Dinner with the Stars, Friday & Saturday Dinners, and the Comedy Show were separately ticketed events and are not included with regular convention admission. However, all of these separately ticketed events are included with the AtomPass. The Life Members' Reception is open to all Life Members attending the convention as well as AtomPass holders.

Thursday, April 17

Workshops

  • 9:00am - Registration opens
  • 10:00am - Workshop Session 1
  • 12:00pm - Lunch
  • 1:00pm - Workshop Session 2
  • 3:30pm - Workshop Session 3

Meetings

  • 9:00am - Registration opens
  • 2:00pm - Volunteer Meeting
  • 3:00pm - State Director Meeting
  • 4:00pm - Affiliate Meeting

 

Evening Program

  • 6:00pm - Life Members' Reception & Art Show "Sneak-Pique"
  • 7:00pm - Dinner with the Stars
  • 9:00pm - Charity Auction

Friday, April 18

  • 8:30am - Members' Meeting
  • 9:30am - Welcome & Opening Remarks
  • 11:00am - Denise Stapley (Winner, Survivor Philippines) 
  • 12:00pm - Lunch
  • 1:00pm - Brian Keith Dalton (Mr. Deity)
  • 1:30pm - David A. Silverman (Producer, The Simpsons)
  • 2:00pm - Mark White (Spin Doctors)
  • 3:00pm - Break
  • 3:15pm - Jeremiah Camara (Director & Producer, Contradiction)
  • 3:45pm - David Morrison (astrophysicist)
  • 4:15pm - Peg Sandeen (Executive Director, Death with Dignity)
  • 4:45pm - Break
  • 5:00pm - Eddie Tabash (attorney, civil rights activist)
  • 5:30pm - PZ Myers (evolutionary biologist, blogger)
  • 6:00pm - Pre-Dinner Mingling
  • 7:00pm - American Atheists Awards Dinner 
  • 8:30pm - Comedy Show

Saturday, April 19

  • 9:00am - Panel Session: International Atheism
  • 9:45am - Sikivu Hutchinson (author, activist)
  • 10:15am - Break
  • 10:30am - Barry Lynn (Executive Director, Americans United)
  • 11:00am - Amanda Knief (author, activist)
  • 11:30am - Lunch
  • 1:00pm - Matt Dillahunty (activist, debater) 
  • 1:30pm - KEYNOTE, Chris Kluwe (professional football player, author)
  • 2:30pm - Break
  • 2:45pm - Maryam Namazie (human rights activist)
  • 3:15pm - Marsha Botzer (activist)
  • 3:45pm - Rep. Juan Mendez (Arizona State Representative)
  • 4:15pm - Break
  • 4:30pm - Eric Husby (American Atheists Acting Legal Director)
  • 5:00pm - Barbara Hillary (Arctic and Antarctic Adventurer)
  • 5:30pm - Greta Christina (author, blogger, activist)
  • 6:00pm - Pre-Dinner Mingling
  • 7:30pm - Costume Dinner
  • 8:30pm - Screening of Contradiction film (see video trailer here)
  • 9:00pm - Karaoke!

Sunday, April 20

  • 9:00am - Panel Session: Atheism and LGBT Activism
  • 9:45am - Tom Flynn (Executive Director, Council for Secular Humanism)
  • 10:15am - Break
  • 10:30am - Beth Presswood (activist, public speaker)
  • 11:00am - Tracy Lockwood (activist)
  • 11:30am - Lunch
  • 1:00pm - Faisal Saeed Al Mutar (international activist)
  • 1:30pm - Vyckie Garrison (blogger, No Longer Quivering)
  • 2:00pm - David Fitzgerald (author, historian)
  • 2:30pm - Break
  • 2:45pm - Sarah Morehead (Executive Director, Recovering From Religion)
  • 3:15pm - Frank Zindler (Former President, American Atheists)
  • 3:45pm - Break
  • 4:15pm - Yau-Man Chan (scientist, skeptic, Survivor fan favorite)
  • 4:30pm - Seth Andrews (The Thinking Athest)
  • 5:00pm - Live Recorded Podcast
  • 5:30pm - Closing

 

 

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