Atheist Conferences 2022

atheist skeptic and humanist conferences 2022

Below, I've compiled a comprehensive list of atheist conferences, skeptic conferences, & humanist conventions and other major events related to secular activism taking place in 2022. Meet like-minded skeptics, learn about science, push back against pseudoscience and woo, and fight for a secular government that doesn't discriminate based on religion! I've sorted them by date and have provided a description and each event's location info. The name of each event links to their site where you can get more info and/or buy tickets.


Recommended Atheist Conference in 2022:

NanoCon 2022 Atheist Conference Banner Thomas Westbrook

Location: Nashville, TN
Date: 
July 30

More info

Description: NanoCon is an atheist conference in Nashville, TN focused on bringing together the community of non-believers. It's the largest annual gathering of atheists and non-believers in the south.

I'll be speaking at this conference, and I would love to see you there! Buy tickets before they sell out.

March:

Virtual

Freethought Festival 10

Description: The 10th annual festival celebrating freethought - organized by the Atheists, Humanists, & Agnostics of the University of Wisconsin, Madison.
Location: Virtual (this year)

Date: Mar 26

Florida

FreeFlo

Description: A biennial freethought conference held by the Florida Humanist Association.
Location: Orlando, FL

Date: Mar 4-6

April:

Georgia

American Atheists 2022

Description: American Atheists' annual national convention pushing back against religious fundamentalism and normalizing atheism.
Location: Atlanta, GA

Date: Apr 15-17

May:

Virtual

Friggatriskaidekaphobia Treatment Center International Educational Seminar

Description: The Freethought society is organizing an online educational seminar on superstition and critical thinking.
Location: Virtual (this year)

Date: May 13

June:

Virtual

AHA Conference 2022

Description: The American Humanist Association's annual conference brings together secular humanists. This year, it will be held online.
Location: Virtual (this year)

Date: June 24-26

Indiana

Better (BetterCon)

Description: The Better Conference will host a wide array of atheist, skeptic, and humanist content creators from YouTube and TikTok as well as atheist authors, bloggers, and podcasters. The aim is to improve dialogue with religious people (especially those who are heavily indoctrinated) and to build healthier communities within secular circles. I'll be speaking at this conference. Buy tickets here.

For more info: check out the post I wrote about it.
Location: Fort Wayne, IN
Date: 
Jun 25-26

Florida

The 2022 Gulf Coast Secular Assembly

Description: A gathering of humanists, atheists, and freethinkers organized by The Humanists of West Florida and the Humanists of Tallahassee.
Location: DeFuniak Springs, Florida

Date: June 25

July:

Kentucky

Annual Ark Protest 2022

Description: An annual protest of Answers in Genesis' Ark Encounter held by the Tri-State Freethinkers in response to the organization's discrimination practices, misinformation campaigns, and receipt of government tax incentives.
Location:
Williamstown, KY

Date: July 9

Oregon

Death, Grief, and Belief

Description: A conference dealing with death and grief and the toxic religious beliefs that often surround them.
Location:
Portland, OR
Date:
July 15-17

Virtual

SkeptiCal

Description: Northern California's annual conference on science/skepticism. This year it will be held online.
Location:
Virtual (this year)
Date:
July 16-17

Virtual

2022 Secular Student Alliance Conference

Description: The SSA usually holds an annual gathering of secular students from across the US. This year, they're doing an online leadership summit instead, to train and raise up new student leaders and help their organization be more effective.
Location:
Virtual (this year)
Date: July 27-29

Missouri

Skepticon

Description: An annual conference in Missouri promoting scientific skepticism and social justice.
Location:
St. Louis, MO
Date: July 29-31

Featured atheist event:

Tennessee

NaNoCon

Description:  NanoCon is the largest annual gathering of Bible-belt atheists held in the south. Buy tickets here. I'll be speaking at this event.

For more info: check out the NanoCon website.

Location: Burns, TN

Date: July 30

August:

New York

The Northeast Conference on Science & Skepticism (NECSS)

Description: An annual science and critical thinking conference held in New York to promote skepticism and combat misinformation.
Location:
New York City, New York
Date:
Aug 5-6

Germany

Celebrating Dissent 2022

Description:
Location:
Cologne, Germany
Date:
Aug 20-21

Canada

BahaCon

Description: A conference organized by the Bluewater Atheists, Humanists, and Agnostics.
Location:
Sarnia, Ontario, Canada
Date:
Aug 26-28

September:

Georgia

The Dragon Con Skeptics Track

Description: A track of Dragon Con that focuses on scientific skepticism. I'll be speaking at this event.
Location:
Atlanta, GA
Date:
Sep 1-5

Kentucky

Kentucky Freethought Convention

Description: A yearly convention held in Kentucky to bring together atheists, humanists, and freethinkers.

Location: Louisville, KY
Date:
Sep 3

Tennessee

Recovering from Religion Fall Excursion

Description: An annual retreat/get-away organized by Recovering from Religion to help those who are deconstructing and/or recovering from religion and the harm it may have caused them. I'll be speaking at this event.
Location:
Pigeon Forge, TN
Date:
Sep 23-25

Illinois

Women of Color Beyond Belief

Description: An annual conference promoting activism, feminism, and secularism organized by Black Nonbelievers, Women's Leadership Project and Black Skeptics Group
Location:
Chicago, IL
Date:
Sep 30-Oct 2

October:

California

California Freethought Day

Description: An annual gathering of skeptics, humanists, atheists, and freethought advocates at the California state capitol.
Location:
Sacramento, CA

Date: Oct 9

Texas

Freedom From Religion 2022

Description: The annual national convention of the Freedom From Religion Foundation (FFRF) an organization established to fight for the separation of church and state. I'll be attending this conference.
Location:
San Antonio, TX
Date: Oct 28-30

Nevada

CSICon 2022

Description: The annual national convention of the Center for Inquiry (CFI) promoting scientific skepticism and critical thinking. I'll be attending this conference.
Location:
Las Vegas, NV
Date:
Oct 20-23

November:

Nevada

Black Nonbelievers SeaCon 2022

Description: An annual conference on a cruise organized by Black Nonbelievers.
Port of Departure:
Miami, FL

Date: Nov 26-Dec 3

What about my conference, The Faithless Forum? Will there be a Faithless Forum conference in 2022?

The Faithless Forum

Description: A conference organized by atheist, skeptic, and humanist YouTubers and content creators. The Faithless Forum is taking a break in 2022. To be notified when the next conference is announced, you can sign up to get a notification here: https://faithlessforum.com

Date: TBD 2023

If I missed any major atheist/skeptic/humanist events, conferences, retreats, or conventions, please feel free to post about them in the comments below:

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