Global Atheist Convention 2018

Global Atheist Convention 2018

Building on the success of The Rise of Atheism (2010) and A Celebration of Reason (2012), in 2018 the Atheist Foundation of Australia is excited to host the third Global Atheist Convention, Reason to Hope.

It will be held from 9-11 February 2018, at the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre, Melbourne, Australia.

The convention will bring together like-minded thinkers, and those who want to challenge their thinking, for an exhilarating three days featuring world-renowned speakers and entertainers in a world-class Melbourne venue.

The Global Atheist Convention welcomes everyone – whether you are a ‘serious’ atheist, ‘faithless and relaxed’, someone who is not-sure-but-keeping-an-open-mind on the topic of religion or an intellectually curious religious person (or a partner, friend or family member of any of these) you might want to enjoy brilliant speakers, laugh at godless comedians maybe gather some food for thought from the discussions and debates.

Global Atheist Convention - Reason to Hope


The third Global Atheist Convention, Reason to Hope, will be a full weekend of fabulous speakers, great entertainment, and wonderful food in a brilliant venue!

Tickets will go on sale in June 2017 - sign up to the 2018 Global Atheist Convention mailing list to be kept informed of the latest developments.

Tickets to the 2018 Global Atheist Convention include:

Friday night

Opening night – welcome address and entertainment
An hour of hot & cold canapés and alcoholic & non-alcoholic beverages prior to the opening night entertainment
Saturday

Full day of world-renowned speakers
Opportunity to meet speakers at book signings throughout the day
Fully catered lunch, plus morning and afternoon teas
Sunday

Full day of world-renowned speakers
Opportunity to meet speakers at book signings throughout the day
Fully catered lunch, plus morning tea
In addition, there is a Saturday night Gala Dinner – tickets sold separately – which includes:

An elegant all-inclusive three-course meal with alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages
Live entertainment throughout the evening
The chance to socialise with fellow attendees and featured speakers
All catering will be provided by the award-winning team at the MCEC, and covers all dietary requirements.


Ticket Sales

Tickets will go on sale to AFA Members on 8 June, prior to release to the general public. AFA members will receive an email with details of how to purchase tickets a few days prior to the commencement of ticket sales (AFA members who do not have an email address may call the AFA for details). Further, as a special offer to AFA members, for two weeks the following tickets will be on sale at 2012 prices:

Gold Pass $440
Silver Pass $310
Silver Pass (Concession) $270
* Ticket prices exclude booking fees, which will be stated at the point of ticket purchase

After the two-week AFA member offer, tickets will go on sale to the general public on 22 June at 2018 prices:

Gold Pass $490
Silver Pass $360
Silver Pass (Concession) $300
* Ticket prices exclude booking fees, which will be stated at the point of ticket purchase

The concession price only applies to holders of a Companion Card, Pensioner Concession Card, HealthCare Card or full time students. Seniors Cards are not eligible.


Tickets for the Saturday night Gala Dinner will be available to AFA members during the two-week period. However, due to the increase in food and beverage prices since 2012, there will be no discount available for these tickets. Tickets to the Gala Dinner tend to sell out quickly as there are a limited number available, so don’t miss out!

Gala Dinner Pass $180
* The ticket price excludes booking fees, which will be stated at the point of ticket purchase


Event Timings (subject to change)

Friday
 4:00pm – Registration opens
 6:15pm – Drinks and canapes commence
 7:00pm – Doors open
 7:30pm – Convention opening and entertainment commences
 9:30pm – Close

Saturday
 8:00am – Doors open
 8:30am – Day session commences
12:30pm – Lunch
 5:45pm – Close

 7:00pm – Gala Dinner commences
11:00pm – Gala Dinner closes

Sunday
 8:30am – Doors open
 9:00am – Day session commences
 1:00pm – Lunch
 4:00pm – Close


When & Where


From:  To 
Time: Friday 6pm until Sunday 4pm


 Melbourne Convention & Exhibition Centre [Show]

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