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International Atheist Convention 2015

Convention 2015Give peace a chance

Secularization and global conflicts

May 22-24, 2015

Comedia Theater Cologne, Vondelstr. 4-8

The world is changing rapidly. Atheists and secularists more and more dare to raise their voice and to have the courage of their convictions – even in countries where this seemed to be almost unthinkable until recently. At the same time fundamentalist violence and intolerance have reached new and saddening heights.

At this international atheist convention we want to come together in order to listen to each other and to share experiences and insights from different countries and regions.

The situation of atheists and secularists differs greatly from country to country. What unites them is the desire for freedom from religious paternalism and for a world in which not weapons but the better arguments decide.



In cooperation with Atheist Alliance International (AAI)  Atheist Alliance International

On Saturday, May 23 the IBKA award 'Sapio' will be given to singer, songwriter, and evolution biologist Greg Graffin.

Convention photo

About three quarters of the speeches will be in English. The remaining will be in German, but we provide simultaneous translation.

Remaining tickets for the International Atheist Convention „Give Peace a Chance“ are available as follows:

Until Thursday, May 21, 2015, 5:00 hours: early-bird ticket for EUR 98.00 on the IBKA Webshop below. This ticket includes participation in all events at the convention, except for the IBKA award „Sapio“. The separate ticket for the award ceremony can also be obtained until Thursday, 5:00 pm.

Meal tickets for EUR 110.00 (this includes four warm meals as well as coffee breaks) during the time May 22 to May 24, 2015: available on the IBKA Webshop until Wednesday, May 20, 0:00 am. It is not possible to obtain meals passed this deadline at the venue via IBKA.

Once the convention has started, tickets can be obtained at the IBKA counter:

  • The three-day ticket (not including the „Sapio“ award ceremony): EUR 100.00
  • Day ticket Friday: EUR 30.00
  • Day ticket Saturday (not including the „Sapio“ award ceremony)EUR 60,00
  • „Sapio“ award ticket only: EUR 25.00
  • Day ticket Sunday: EUR 30.00

If the ticketshop is not displayed here, please use this link.

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