Here is the list of atheist (and skeptic) conventions occurring in 2009:
|American Atheists||Atlanta, GA||4/9-4/12|
|Center for Inquiry’s 12th World Congress||Washington, D.C.||4/9-4/12|
|American Humanist Association||Phoenix, Arizona||6/5-6/7||The Amaz!ng Meeting 7||Las Vegas, NV||7/9-7/12|
|Freedom From Religion Foundation||Unknown||Unknown|
|Atheist Alliance International||Unknown||Unknown|
|Secular Student Alliance||Unknown||Unknown|
What do you notice?
CFI and AA’s conventions overlap on Easter Weekend.
Atheist Alliance International used to have their main event on that same weekend but moved it in 2007 for the sake of cooperation. Why isn’t CFI doing the same thing? Who knows.
Most atheists weren’t going to attend either convention, but I still think this type of conflict — where atheists who are interested would have to choose one event over another — is all the more reason to have a Unity conference in the near future.