Global Atheist Convention 2018: who will speak?
I saw yesterday that the website for the Global Atheist Convention is announcing a brand new 2018 convention. The 2018 Global Atheist Convention: reason to hope. It will be held in Melbourne, Australia from February 9-11.
The title is intriguing: reason to hope. I’m not entirely sure what atheists have to share about hope, because ultimately atheism is a hopeless philosophy i.e. there is no individual, personal hope beyond my death. This is obviously a moot point because many atheists do claim to have hope (and this convention will obviously deal with that topic). So I am intrigued as to exactly what is the ‘hope’ spoken of here.
I thoroughly enjoyed the 2012 Global Atheist Convention. I am wondering who will speak at the 2018 convention?
Who would you like to see?
Personally I hope that the remaining three horsemen (Dawkins, Dennett and Harris) come. I wonder if Matt Dillahunty will get an invite? (Or others from the Unholy Trinity?) Personally I hope that he does.
Other well known atheists? Lawrence Krauss? PZ Myers? Dan Barker?
What about local speakers? Peter Singer, Jason Ball, Kylie Sturgess?
Which women will speak?
Will there be a comedy night like last time?
What issues will be addressed as the speakers provide reasons to hope?
I can’t wait for more details to be announced. It is sure to be a fascinating and stimulating convention.