The Atheist Convention Conflict

Here is the list of atheist (and skeptic) conventions occurring in 2009:

American AtheistsAtlanta, GA4/9-4/12
Center for Inquiry’s 12th World CongressWashington, D.C.4/9-4/12
American Humanist AssociationPhoenix, Arizona6/5-6/7
The Amaz!ng Meeting 7Las Vegas, NV7/9-7/12
Freedom From Religion FoundationUnknownUnknown
Atheist Alliance InternationalUnknownUnknown
Secular Student AllianceUnknownUnknown

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.

"No one is censoring your posts, you idiot! If you click on an old post, ..."

Two Atheists Visited Ark Encounter and ..."
"North Korea only outlaws mental manipulation by dogmatic preachers because it interferes with the state ..."

Street Preacher Tells Man Wearing Shorts ..."
"My mother was dying of cancer, so my parents donated almost all of their savings ..."

Jim Bakker: Rich People Should Buy ..."
"GW2: Now you are adding the criterion of "force" to the criterion of "source of ..."

Christian: Pro-Choice Tim Kaine Can’t Possibly ..."

Browse Our Archives

Follow Us!

What Are Your Thoughts?leave a comment
  • Shelley Mountjoy

    A large portion of my group will be heading down to GA for the American Atheists conference… of course, CFI’s conference in Bethesda, MD is right down the street. Had they not been on the same weekend, we would have seriously considered attending both.
    BTW – AAI’s location here is listed as “unknown.” I thought it the location was announced – Colorado.

  • Elles

    Oh, is AAI going to be in Colorado?

    So I will have no excuse not to go. And if it doesn’t overlap with another convention Hemant will have no excuse not to come. Excellent!