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Phillip AdamsPhillip AdamsA lifelong atheist, Phillip Adams started writing on the joys of disbelief, the merits of the meaningless universe and the sins of religion half a century ago...

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Taslima NasrinTaslima NasrinA physician, a writer, a feminist, human rights activist and a secular humanist...

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Peter SingerPeter SingerPeter Singer is the Ira W. DeCamp Professor of Bioethics at the University Center for Human Values at Princeton University, a position he has held since 1999...

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Catherine DevenyCatherine DevenyCatherine Deveny is a comedy writer, stand-up comedian, and an opinion columnist in The Age newspaper since 2001...

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PZ MyersPZ MyersPZ Myers is an American biology professor at the University of Minnesota Morris (UMM) and the author of the science blog Pharyngula ...

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Sue-Ann PostSue-Ann PostSue-Ann Post has created her own brand of information charged comedy that has shocked and delighted audiences around Australia, New Zealand, the UK and the USA...

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Kylie SturgessKylie SturgessKylie started her working life as an award-winning English teacher and has continued to keep busy with the weekly podcast The Skeptic Zone...

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Dan BarkerDan BarkerDan Barker is co-president of the Freedom From Religion Foundation and author of Godless: How An Evangelical Preacher Became One of America's Leading Atheists...

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John PerkinsJohn PerkinsDr. John L Perkins is an economist and atheist activist and a regular contributor to freethought magazines. He has qualifications from universities in Melbourne and London...

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Tamas PatakiTamas PatakiDr. Tamas Pataki is honorary senior fellow at the University of Melbourne and honorary fellow of Deakin University...

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Russell BlackfordRussell BlackfordRussell Blackford is an Australian writer and editor. His publications include novels, short stories, academic monographs, and numerous book chapters...

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Max WallaceMax WallaceMax Wallace is Director of the Australia New Zealand Secular Association (ANZSA). His idea for the first conference on the lack of constitutional separation of church and state...

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Ian RobinsonIan RobinsonIan Robinson is President of the Rationalist Society of Australia and for a number of years edited the Australian Rationalist...

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AC GraylingAC GraylingAnthony Grayling MA, DPhil (Oxon) FRSL, FRSA is Professor of Philosophy at Birkbeck College, University of London, and a Supernumerary Fellow of St Anne's College, Oxford...

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Simon TaylorSimon TaylorSimon Taylor defines the difference between sleight of hand and sleight of mind magic. Through studies in psychology, practice of hypnosis and experience in the performing arts...

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Lyn AllisonLyn Allison was a member of the Australian Senate from 1996 to 2008, representing the state of Victoria and was the last federal parliamentary leader of the Australian Democrats....

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Thank you to everyone who joined us at The Rise of Atheism 2010 Global Atheist Convention – it was a huge success and we appreciate your support!

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A presentation of the Atheist Foundation of Australia Inc and Atheist Alliance International

The 2010 Global Atheist Convention

Melbourne, Australia

12-14 March at the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre

Presenters will include: Richard Dawkins, Catherine Deveny, Phillip Adams, Taslima Nasrin, Peter Singer, PZ Myers, Dan Barker, Stuart Bechman, Sue-Ann Post, Kylie Sturgess, John Perkins, Tamas Pataki, Max Wallace, Russell Blackford, Ian Robinson, AC Grayling, Robyn Williams, Simon Taylor, NonStampCollector and Craig Reucassel and Julian Morrow (The Chaser). In addition, a panel of women chaired by Maggie Millar will feature Lyn Allison, Tanya Levin, Leslie Cannold and Jane Caro.

"The enlightenment is under threat. So is reason. So is truth. So is science … We have to devote a significant proportion of our time and resources to defending it from deliberate attack from organized ignorance …"

Richard Dawkins, author of The God Delusion
Introduction to the Richard Dawkins Foundation

"The number of churchgoers in Australia is about 9% and dwindling, the diversity of spiritual belief is flourishing and atheism is going off like a frog in a sock."

Catherine Deveny
The Age, Melbourne
February 18, 2009

The 2010 Global Atheist Convention will be the biggest ever atheist event in Australia’s history.

This is your chance to hear world-class atheist speakers, and meet Australian and internationally acclaimed atheists, skeptics, humanists, rationalists and academics in one of Australia’s most vibrant and exciting cities.

The bigger we can make this convention, the stronger the signal it will send to Australia's religious and political institutions that atheism and secularism are forces to be reckoned with.

See you in Melbourne!