This year we are proud to have the “Faithless Four” as speakers for this years Freethought Alliance symposiums. These four are spearheading the atheist movement in the US and we are very pleased to have all 4 of these top motivators speaking at our symposium at the same time. Each speaker will have approximately 40 minutes for their talk followed by a 10 minute Q&A.
David Silverman is the current president of the American Atheists, a non-profit organization that supports the rights of atheists and the removal of expressions of religion in public when possibly interpretable as governmental endorsement, in accordance with the First Amendment of the United States Constitution. His annual anti-Christmas billboard which calls Christmas “a myth” has often sparked controversy.
Matt Dillahunty is an American public speaker and Internet personality, and was the president of the Atheist Community of Austin from 2006 to 2013. He has hosted the Austin-based webcast and cable-access television show The Atheist Experience since c. 2005, and formerly hosted the live internet radio show Non-Prophets Radio. He is also the founder and contributor of the counter-apologetics encyclopedia Iron Chariots and its subsidiary sites. He is regularly engaged in formal debates and travels the United States speaking to local secular organizations and university groups as part of the Secular Student Alliance‘s Speakers Bureau.
Seth Andrews is an author and speaker on the subject of atheism. He is the creator and host of The Thinking Atheist online community, podcast, and YouTube channel, and the author of the self-published books Deconverted and Sacred Cows. Prior to his atheist activism, he was a fundamentalist Christian and had a ten-year career as a Christian radio host.
Aron Ra, president of the Atheist Alliance of America was baptized as a Mormon. He says as a child he never saw himself as a member of that faith, however, because he did not know enough about it or other religions to make a responsible choice about what to believe. He studied paleontology in Dallas.Aron Ra is a critic of creationism, and promotes the teaching of science in Texas schools Aron Ra has advocated for the inclusion of evolution in the Texas Science Textbook hearing.