It all starts Friday afternoon with registration followed by our evening Welcome Reception.
Due to the location of this year's convention and in light of the recent tragic events that occurred during the marathon, we are attempting to include first responders, doctors, nurses and law enforcement personnel so that we can show our appreciation for all that they did to help.
Both Saturday and Sunday are jammed packed with world class speakers. A listing of those scheduled to appear can be found under the tab "Speakers" at the top of the page.
Monday is for Everyone! Bring the kids, grandkids, grandma, your rich uncle as we take a motorcoach and walking tour of historic sites along with a picnic for everyone. Shelley Segal will be providing the entertainment.
Gather with us Sunday evening for an exquisite banquet highlighting the food of New England and Boston. Whether you prefer meat, seafood, vegetarian or vegan, the chefs are preparing a special menu designed just for us.
Following the banquet, we will be presenting the prestigious Richard Dawkins award to Dr. Steven Pinker.
The Richard Dawkins Award is presented each year to honor an outstanding atheist whose contributions raise public awareness of the nontheist life stance.
Dr. Pinker personifies the goals and aspirations of our group and members, and exemplifies all of what Richard Dawkins has and continues to accomplish.
As we have done in the past, Atheist Alliance of America wants to insure that this is a conference where everyone in the family can be included.
Babysitting service for the toddlers to tots.
Camp Quest for the kids through teenage years.
Teens are invited to all lectures, but a teen hangout room will be open during all program hours for chat and games.
On Monday all the kids will enjoy a day with Mom & Dad on our fun historic tour and our picnic.
We are sure that you will be impressed with the facilities at the Westin. All of the conference area has just undergone a multi-million dollar renovation so we can be assured of a weekend that is modern and comfortable.
A Starbucks Coffee (the only one in Waltham) is located adjacent to the ballroom and meeting facilities.
Discount rates on ground transportation have been negotiated through Hertz Car Rental; and a special rate from Knight's Airport Limousine Service, part of the Go Shuttle Network, has been obtained.