Atheist Alliance’s 25th Anniversary Convention – DragonCon

Schedule – September 1-4, 2017


DragonCon Workshops and Special Events

Title: Mindfulness Meditation Challenge with Mark W. Gura
Description: Participants will be taught how to practice mindfulness meditate and will be challenged to meditate for one hour non-stop. Bring a seat cushion or yoga mat if you wish.
Time: Fri 01:00 pm Location: 313-314 – Hilton (Length: 2.5 Hours)
(Panelist: Mark W. Gura)

Title: Songwriting Workshop with Shelley Segal
Description: Brief introduction to some of the different elements that make up a (contemporary pop) song eg, Structure, Melody, Harmony, Rhythm, tempo, themes, Lyrics, Rhyme schemes.
Time: Sat 01:00 pm Location: 214 – Hilton (Length: 1 Hour)
(Panelist: Shelley Segal)

Title: Meditation: What It Is…and Isn’t with Mark W. Gura
Description: A discussion on meditation, what it is and isn’t, followed by audience questions.
Time: Sun 01:00 pm Location: Savannah 1-3 – Sheraton (Length: 1 Hour)
(Panelist: Mark W. Gura)

Richard Dawkins Award and David Silverman’s Presentation Fighting God  

Time/Location: Saturday, September 2, 2017, in the Hilton 204 – 207 room.

Description: Atheist Alliance of America and the Richard Dawkins Foundation for Science and Reason announce David Silverman as the 2017 recipient of the Richard Dawkins Award. Silverman expounds on the methods and efficacy of Firebrand Atheism and how it must be used during the Trump Administration.

Presenters: Mark W. Gura, CW Brown, Richard Dawkins (video/audio), David Silverman.

For more information about the Richard Dawkins Award click here.

Atheist Alliance of America 25th Year Anniversary Celebration


Description: Everyone welcome, please join us atheists, heathens and freethinkers alike for a secular party. The AAoA is celebrating its 25th anniversary and the efforts of the Atheist community. We value knowledge, understanding, empathy, passion and a desire for change and we champion unity.

Presenters: Leighann Lord, Shelley Segal, Mark W. Gura, CW Brown,  Curt Anderson.


Please purchase your tickets directly from DragonCon (tickets cover all events):

Hotel Information

Book Your Atheist Alliance of America Reservation Here 

For more information, please book online or call:

1-800-465-4329 or 1-855-862-4908

Group Block Code : AAA

Group Rate:

  • Standards -$119.00
  • Suites- $149.00

Only personnel who booked reservation(s) can make changes and cancellations.

Discounted Parking: $4.00 Daily

Check In: 3:00pm and Check Out: 12:00 noon.

CANCELLATION POLICY: 24 Cancellation Policy

Canceling your reservation before 6:00 PM (Eastern Standard Time) on Tuesday, 29 August, 2017 will result in no charge. Canceling your reservation after 6:00 PM (Eastern Standard Time) on Tuesday, 29 August, 2017, or failing to show, will result in a charge of 1 night per room to your credit card. Taxes and fees will be applied.

Credit Cards will be authorized after 6:00pm the day before your arrival to guarantee your reservation.

Upon arrival, you will be asked to provide a valid Credit Card or Debit Card and proof of I.D.  We do not accept cash at check-in and guest must be 21 years old or older to check-in. Pre-paid and temporary cards are not permitted and will result in your reservation being canceled or resold.

All funds will be held on the Credit Card or Debit Card provided during check-in until up to 10 days post your departure. Cash can only be accepted at checkout.

Holiday Inn & Suites Atlanta Airport North is a 100% non-smoking hotel. A $250.00 fine will be applied if a guest smokes in the room/balcony and guest will have to vacate the property immediately.

Pet Policy:

$100 Non-refundable fee for up to 7 days for 2 pet minimum