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American Atheists


August 18 – 21

North Charleston Marriott Hotel in North Charleston, South Carolina.

The National Convention will coincide with the first full solar eclipse in the United States since the 1970s .

Some of the speakers include:

Annie Pearl Avery
Annie Pearl Avery was born in Birmingham, AL in 1943, Mrs. Avery’s roots in the Civil Rights Movement began as a member of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC).
Shirley Rivera
Shirley Rivera is President and Founder of Atheists of Puerto Rico and Regional Director of American Atheists in Puerto Rico.

Aron Ra

Aron Ra is a science communicator and secular activist. He promotes scientific skepticism, secular politics and humanist values and has been recommended by many scientists, secularists, and educators.



Marsha Botzer
Marsha Botzer has served the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and progressive communities for over 40 years, as a founding member of Equality Washington, and on boards of Pride Foundation, Safe Schools, Lambert House, Seattle Counseling Service and the World Professional Association for Transgender Health.
Matt Dillahunty
Matt Dillahunty is an American public speaker, avid gamer, magician and internet personality, and was the president of the Atheist Community of Austin from 2006 to 2013. He has hosted the Austin-based webcast and cable-access television show The Atheist Experience since 2005,and formerly hosted the live internet radio show Non-Prophets Radio. Read more


Alan Cooperman
Alan Cooperman is director of religion research at Pew Research Center. He is an expert on religion’s role in U.S. politics and has reported on religion in Russia, the Middle East and Europe.