Anti-theism International is named in homage to Christopher Hitchens who preferred to call himself an ‘anti-theist’.
The 2020 European Convention offers presentations by top-rank speakers all day Saturday and Sunday morning, with a separately ticketed Saturday evening Gala Award Banquet and Cabaret.
Fulfilling the International nature of this event, our speakers represent the UK, the USA, Canada, Denmark and Nigeria.
Stephen Fry chose the winner of our Paint a Portrait of Christopher Hitchens competition and tweeted us.
See below for the winner with his painting...
Mike Lawrence with his winning portrait.
The video of Mike receiving his prize is on our Facebook group here: https://tinyurl.com/v3zjquv
Campaigners for freedom from faiths
Recognition for Atheist Heroes
Anti-Theism International seeks to combat the toxic influence of religions on government, education systems
and society at large, and to normalize non-belief.
We wish to continue the outstanding work being done by Christopher Hitchens before his premature death.
Are subjected to theocratic rule under threat of cruel punishments
Are needlessly circumcised without their permission
Are physically assaulted because of their sexual orientation
The world’s most famous atheist, Richard's books include The God Delusion, The Selfish Gene and The Magic of Reality. In his role of Oxford Professor for Public Understanding of Science, he has appeared all over the planet.
Multifaceted, self-described 'humble surgeon' Richard appears twice in our program, once with his serious hat on as a campaigner against Snake Oil Salesmen and once as mind reader 'Professor Riccardo', Member of the Magic Circle, in our Gala Award Cabaret.
A-TI Convention organizer, John is a Member of the Council of Atheism UK and Publications Director of the global organization Atheist Alliance International.
He debates theists at UK universities and presents to Humanist chapters.
Lola is of Nigerian descent and speaks on the Scourge of Religion in West Africa for the Association of Black Humanists (formerly London Black Atheists).
Kevin is an RE Teacher turned comedian, with a fund of material from his former profession!
His recent appearances include the Edinburgh Festival Fringe and Barnstormers gigs around the UK. He is hosting the Gala Award Ceremony and Cabaret for us.
Anders Stjernholm has been combining his passion for jokes and criticism of religion for a decade as a stand-up comedian, politician and former chairman of the Danish Atheist Society. He has been a two-headed monster in the eyes of Denmark's clergy!
Reknowned Canadian Physicist Lawrence is an advocate for the public understanding of science, public policy based on empirical data, skepticism and science education. He will be signing his book A Universe from Nothing.
Two Danish consciousness experts on the power of non-belief and how to create a good life experience for yourself and your children by abandoning limiting beliefs.