Global Atheist Convention

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The Global Atheist Convention was run twice in Melbourne, Australia in the years 2010 and 2012. It was sponsored by the Atheist Foundation of Australia and Atheist Alliance International.

2018 Global Atheist Convention that was cancelled

See also: 2018 Global Atheist Convention that was cancelled and Atheist conferences and Atheism and public speaking

The 2018 Global Atheist Convention that was cancelled was billed as the third Global Atheist Convention and its theme was "Reason to Hope".[1][2] It was sponsored by the Atheist Foundation of Australia.[3] See also: Irreligion in Australia

According the Sydney Morning Herald, it was canceled "due to lack of interest".[4] See also: Atheism and apathy

Robert Martin from Melbourne's City Bible Forum indicated about the cancellation of the 2018 Global Atheist Convention: "This is a massive blow to the Atheist Foundation as an organisation and to organised atheism in Australia. Where to next? What do they stand for?”[5] According to Martin, fragmentation within today's atheist movement in Australia is a key reason that the convention may have been difficult to sell (see also: Atheist factions).[6]

Before the convention was cancelled due to lack of interest, it was proceeded by atheist infighting concerning a feminist speaker (see: 2018 Global Atheist Convention that was cancelled and Atheist factions).[7]

2012 Global Atheist Convention

2010 Global Atheist Convention: Debate challenge from Creation Ministries International

In 2010, the prominent atheists who attended the 2010 global atheist conference, which included Richard Dawkins, were challenged to a debate by Creation Ministries International.[8] Richard Dawkins, PZ Myers and other prominent atheists refused to debate the creation scientists at Creation Ministries International.[9] Generally speaking, creation scientists tend to win the creation vs. evolution debates (See: Creation vs. evolution debates).

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