Conventions and Conferences
2016 AAoA Annual Convention and Joint UnitedCor Meeting Pics
2016 Mini-Convention at the Reason Rally and Richard Dawkins Ceremony
Join us at our Mini Conference, which will take place in conjunction with the Reason Really in Washington, D.C., June 2nd-5th 2016. For registration, please go to http://reasonrally.org/. Registration for hotel rooms is available on the Reason Rally Website.
Atheist Alliance of America and the Richard Dawkins Foundation of Science and Reason is pleased to announce Dr. Lawrence Krauss as the 2016 recipient of the Richard Dawkins Award.
Dr. Krauss was born in New York City, N.Y. but grew up in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. He received his undergraduate degrees in mathematics and physics with full class honors at Calelton University in Ottawa, Canada. He was awarded his PhD in physics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
“Dr. Krauss is not only a great theoretical physicist but he is also a passionate advocate of atheism and reason known throughout the world. Because of his remarkable ability to make a very complicated subject not so daunting, he engages many audiences easily and makes them want to learn more about the subject of physics and the laws surrounding the formation of our universe,” says Melissa Pugh, President of Atheist Alliance of America. She also says Krauss “is a light of reason in a world darkened by the excess of religion.”
The Richard Dawkins Award is given each year to honor an outstanding atheist whose contributions raise public awareness of the nontheist life stance; who, through writings, media, the arts, film, and/or the stage, advocates increased scientific knowledge; who, through work or by example, teaches acceptance of the nontheist philosophy; and whose public postures mirrors the uncompromising nontheist life stance of Dr. Richard Dawkins. Previous recipients are James Randi, Ann Druyan, Penn and Teller, Julia Sweeney, Daniel Dennett, Ayaan Hirsi Ali, Bill Maher, Susan Jacoby, Christopher Hitchens, Eugenie Scott, Steven Pinker, Rebecca Goldstein and Jerry Coyne.
2016 Annual Convention / Richard Dawkins Award Recipient
2015 Annual Convention / Richard Dawkins Award Recipient
2014 Annual Convention / Richard Dawkins Award Recipient
2013 Annual Convention / Richard Dawkins Award Recipient