Time: April 9, 2009 to April 12, 2009
Location: Emory Conference Center Hotel
Street: 1615 Clifton Road
City/Town: Atlanta, GA 30329
Website or Map: http://www.atheists.org/event…
Event Type: convention
Organized By: Frink
Latest Activity: Apr 9, 2009
AMERICAN ATHEISTS NATIONAL CONVENTION
APRIL 9, 10, 11, 12, 2009
The Emory offers a two-tiered guest room rate. Guest rooms in the hotel are $109 plus tax for single/double. Guest rooms in the inn (directly connected to the hotel) are $89 plus tax for single/double and include breakfast. You must make your reservations directly with the hotel/inn on or before March 10, 2009 to enjoy our special convention rate. Be sure to tell them you are with the American Atheist convention. Emory Hotel/Inn reservations: (404 712-6000 Visit the Emory Conference Center Hotel/Emory Inn at www.emoryconferencecenter.com
Confirmed Speakers at this time (Read Bios Here):
Ed Buckner: President, American Atheists, Inc.
Richard Dawkins: Evolutionist/recognized author
Michelle Goldberg: Noted Author, Journalist
Mike Malloy: Nationally-syndicated talk radio personality
Jim Morrow: Award-winning novelist
(D)evangelical: Stand Up Comedy Troupe
Dr. J. Anderson Thomson: Psychiatrist, researcher, author
Nate Phelps: Estranged son of Pastor Fred Phelps
John Lombard: Beijing Secular Activist
“Mass De-baptism Ceremony”
Thursday, April 9th, 6:00 – 9:00 PM
- Great Hearth Room: Registration and informal reception with cash bar.
Friday, April 10,
10:AM WELCOME CEREMONY
Meet the VIPs and introduction of
American Atheists, Inc. President
11:30 AM MICHELLE GOLDBERG followed by *Book signing*
2:00 PM MIKE MALLOY
3:30 PM JOHN LOMBARD
5:00 PM TBD (The (D)Evangelical Comedy group has been cancelled due to scheduling conflicts. We hope they can join us at some future event.)
7:00 – 9:30 PM Silverbell Room, Open Banquet, Award Ceremony, Members Meeting
Saturday, April 11
10:00 AM – 6:00 PM, Lullwater Ballroom
10:00 AM DR. J. ANDERSON THOMSON, Jr.
11:30 AM DR. RICHARD DAWKINS followed by *Book signing*
2:00 PM NATE PHELPS
3:30 PM JAMES MORROW followed by *Book signing*
5:00 PM MASS DE-BAPTISM CEREMONY featuring
*FRANK ZINDLER and EDWIN KAGIN*
7:00 – 9:00 PM Silverbell Room, Open Banquet, Honor Lifetime/Gift and Legacy Members
Sunday, April 12th
Dining Rm.; Hosted Breakfast (on your own). Arrive anytime between 8:00 and 11:00 AM and be greeted by your board members and state directors who will be eager to chat with you, enjoy a cup of coffee together or maybe a place at you breakfast table.
Sunday afternoon group outing.
Red State, Blue State; Old South, New South--From the Civil War to Civil Rights
Major tour: Noon to 5:00 PM, Sunday, April 12, 2009
Destinations being Stone Mountain and its many attractions, then on to the historical Ku Klux site and on to Sweet Auburn -- the birthplace and resting place of Dr. Martin Luther King.
$50 per person. Includes box lunch, transportation and all admissions.
Accessible for handicapped and limited mobility.
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Of course, our convention will feature various vendors, endless conversations, greeting old friends and making new friends.
Stay tuned for updates