01 October 2011
April/May 2012 is is packed with atheist conventions - AAI is involved with four different events on four different continents!
First there's the 2012 Global Atheist Convention A Celebration of Reason hosted by the Atheist Foundation of Australia in Melbourne (13-15 April) - which features "The Four Horsemen", Dawkins, Dennett, Harris and HItchens, and plenty of other fantastic speakers, including Ayaan Hirsi Ali, Peter Singer, Eugenie Scott, Lawrence Krauss....and (maybe a little less fantastic) me! It's an honour just to have my name in that list.
After Melbourne I'll be heading to Manila for the 1st Philippine Atheists and Agnostics Convention (21 April). This is the first atheist convention in South East Asia - kudos to PATAS for arranging the event - and it will be great to represent Atheist Alliance International there.
Canada next! In May the Kamloops Centre for Rational Thought is hosting Imagine No Religion 2 in Kamloops, BC (18-20 May), a follow-up to the successful Imagine No Religion conference in May this year.
Finally, AAI's 2012 European atheist convention will be in Cologne, Germany on 25-27 May. Perspectives of Atheism - local, regional, national will be hosted by IBKA and features an excellent line-up including PZ Myers, Annie Laurie Gaylor, Dan Barker, Taslima Nasrin and Rebecca Watson.
Atheist conventions are a huge amount of fun - a chance to hear world-class speakers, discuss global atheist/secular issues and enjoy the company of lots of rational people. Don't miss out!