The annual Global Atheist Convention will take place in Melbourne, Australia next year from April 13th – 15th. The roster of speakers is fantastic. (In fact, I’m sitting in the fetal position as we speak awaiting my invitation and plane tickets.)
For the general public, the tickets are a few hundred dollars apiece. That would effectively stop anyone under 20 from attending the event (and even many people older than that).
The initiative will be split up by contributing 10 free tickets to interstate Freethought University groups, and 10 free tickets to secondary school students.
The 10 free tickets to interstate groups will help guarantee that a wide cross-section of University student leaders benefit from the convention. The allocation of tickets will be made at the discretion of each individual student committee.
The remaining 10 free tickets will be available for any secondary school student. Applications will be judged on the basis of a 500 word (or less) account of why they wish to attend next year’s Convention.
More information is here. If they can get more donations, they can offer more scholarships.
Meanwhile, everyone else can start buying tickets on September 1st — better get them fast because, with this lineup, tickets are pretty much guaranteed to sell out quickly.