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2013 Pennsylvania Atheist/Humanist Conference

On September 13, 14, and 15, 2013, the Freethought Society (FS) and other co-sponsors will host the 2013 Pennsylvania Atheist/Humanist Conference in Philadelphia at The Embassy Suites (9000 Bartram Avenue, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania).

• NOTICE re PA Atheist/Humanist Conference 2013 - last days to get discount price!!  From the Committee:

• In preparation for the conference, we regret that we must bring an end to our special pre-conference pricing. As of midnight on Saturday, August 24th, we will increase the price of tickets as follows:

• Weekend tickets will be $125
Weekend Conference Party Combo tickets will be $138
Saturday tickets will be $100

• If you’d like to take advantage of the pre-conference pricing before it changes, you can purchase your tickets now here:

The weekend events will kick off with the opening of the world’s only Friggatriskaidekaphobia Treatment Center staffed by Friggatriskaidekaphobia doctors and nurses who will seek to cure attendees of their superstitions. The anti-superstition bash will include mirror breaking, dancing under a ladder, a magic show and many more activities. Attendees are encouraged to bring their own umbrellas for dancing inside. An interactive museum of superstition will disclose the origins of common and uncommon superstitions.  View on the Freethought Society website: 

There will also be live musical performances, games, souvenirs, caricature artists and desserts.

The activities continue with a different focus on Saturday, September 14 and Sunday, September 15. Local and national nontheist speakers will highlight the subjects of freedom of thought, maintaining separation of religion and government, building community and the promotion of a unified effort to attract supporters.

The program also includes a comedy show and two concerts.

To purchase tickets and to get more information, please see the following website:

The list of speakers and entertainers so far include:

American Humanist Association Officers and Board Members

Herb Silverman

Becky Hale

Debbie Allen

Seth Andrews, Author, Blogger, Podcaster and Video Producer

Jamila Bey, Washington, DC Journalist and Podcaster

Rob Boston, Author and Senior Policy Analyst at Americans United for Separation of Church and State

James Croft, Representing the Harvard Humanist Community

Dave DeLuca, A rising atheist star debuting his Common Sense Comedy act

Jerry DeWitt, Former minister and author

JT Eberhard, Blogger, Debater and Co-Founder of SkeptiConatheists_agnostics_block

Sean Faircloth, Author and Director of Strategy and Policy for the Richard Dawkins Foundation

Fred Edwords, Activist and Executive Director of UnitedCOR

Steve Hill, Atheist Comedian

George Hrab, Popular Atheist Musician, Comedian, Podcaster and Gadfly

AJ Johnson, Writer, Promoter, Vice-President and Co-Founder of BeSecular

Amanda Knief, Author and Executive Director of American Atheists

Lauri Lebo, Journalist, Writer and Author of “The Devil in Dover: An Insider’s Story of Dogma vs. Darwin in Small-town America”

Tracy Lockwood, Former religious cult member

Teresa MacBain, Former pastor and Executive Director of Humanists of Florida

Joe Nickell, Author and Skeptical Investigator of the paranormal

Edwina Rogers, Executive Director of the Secular Coalition for America

Shelley Segal, Popular Australian Singer/Songwriter at the Top of the Charts!

David Silverman, President of American Atheists

Jamy Ian Swiss, Magician and Senior Fellow of the James Randi Foundation

David Tamayo, Podcaster and Founder of Hispanic American Freethinkers

Joe Wenke, Lawyer and Author

The conference fee is $113. The price includes the Friday night Friday the 13th party ticket, Saturday buffet lunch and dinner, plenary passes for Saturday and Sunday. A VIP package is available, as well as student pricing, day passes, and other options.

Please do not miss this great event on par with national conferences. The discount hotel room rate has expired, but provided below are overflow hotel options:

Extended Stay America

9000 Bartram Ave.

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19153


Phone: (215)[masked]

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Fairfield Inn

8800 Bartram Avenue

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19153


Phone: (215)[masked]

Hampton Inn

8600 Bartram Avenue

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19153



Courtyard Marriott

8900 Bartram Avenue

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19153



Conference contact persons are:

Margaret Downey

Freethought Society President


Email: [masked]

Brian Fields

PA Nonbelievers Inc. President


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