The 2014 American Atheists National Convention will be held April 17-20 at the Hilton Salt Lake Center in Salt Lake City, Utah. This event will be streamed from atheist.org. don't know the cost yet, but check it out this Friday evening.
For the 40th Annual National Convention,AA is thrilled to announce the keynote speaker: professional football player Chris Kluwe. Chris is an outspoken advocate for LGBT equality, free speech, and other social issues who also happens to be one of the best punters in the NFL.
In addition, American Atheists is pleased to welcome special guests Denise Stapley, winner of Survivor: Philippines, and Mark White, bass guitarist for the rock band Spin Doctors. Denise lives and works in Cedar Rapids, Iowa and is the state's only certified sex therapist. When Mark isn't playing with the Spin Doctors, he teaches and gigs with other bands.
Keynote speaker Chris Kluwe and special guests Denise Stapley and Mark White are certainly not the only big names featured at our 2014 National Convention.
Speakers already confirmed for Salt Lake City include:
• Rev. Barry Lynn, Executive Director of American United for the Separation of Church and State
• Maryam Namazie, spokesperson for the Council of Ex-Muslims of Britain and blogger/activist
• Matt Dillahunty, host of the Atheist Experience
• Greta Christina, author and blogger
• PZ Myers, biologist and blogger
• Marsha Botzer, founder of the Ingersoll Gender Center and LGBT activist
• Faisal Saeed al Mutar, founder of the Global Secular Humanist Movement and online activist
• Sikivu Hutchinson, author of Moral Combat: Black Atheists, Gender Politics, and the Values Wars
• Vyckie Garrison, founder of No Longer Quivering
• Brian Keith Dalton, creator of the hilarious short film series Mr. Deity
• And many others...
For more info and to register, click here.
Note: Nonstop flights from Oakland on Southwest are available at $149 each way.
If you go, say hello to Bruce Gleason as he will be supervising the audio and video production.