September 15, 2015

Starting Friday September 18, 2015, a three-day Apostacon Conference will be held at the D/FW Marriott Hotel. Non-theists will gather to advocate for progressive values, support the development and advancement of humanist thought, support the separation of government and religion, encourage rational thought and scientific inquiry, and provide a safe environment where humanists, other non-theists and those who are open to the values of humanism can work together to move society forward with a firm reliance on reason and humanity.

Some of the featured speakers for the event are
– Penn & Teller—famous American illusionists, noted for their ongoing act which combines elements of comedy with magic (
-Margaret Downey—President of The Freethought Society, based in Pennsylvania (
-David Tamayo—President of Hispanic American Freethinkers (
-Alix Jules—Secular activist in the D/FW Metroplex area and Coordinator of the Dallas/Fort Worth Coalition of Reason (
-Maryellen Hooper—winner of the 1998 Female Comedian of the Year award. (
-Stephanie Guttormson—Operations Director for the Richard Dawkins Foundation for Reason and Science (
-Bishop McNeill—Political Coordinator of the Center for Freethought Equality (

Details regarding all speakers can be found at:!speakers/c1han.

D/FW Marriott Hotel, 8550 Freeport Parkway, Irving, TX 75063  (972) 929-8800

Friday, September 18, 2015 from 12 p.m, through Sunday, September 20 at 6 p.m.

The conference is about realizing that our society, the world and our universe is a bigger, brighter and a more amazing place than ever imagined when viewed through the lens of humanism and non-theism. The conference provides an opportunity for non-believers to stand together and gives us a public voice, allowing us to reach out and connect with even more people who share our philosophy, and helps us continue the journey of building a strong and vibrant humanist community. When we discover that we’re not alone, we are encouraged to enthusiastically live lives in a way that reflects our values. What makes life for humanists, atheists and other non-believers so exciting is the infinite discoveries, unbounded by supernatural beliefs, that await to be revealed through reason, logic and open-minded curiosity.

More information about the conference can be found at


The Dallas/Fort Worth Coalition of Reason at is a joint effort of 23 cooperating groups that help people connect to local freethought, humanist, atheist, agnostic, rationalist, etc., to provide information and a sense of community; to give you a way to combine your voice with others who are ready to move society forward.

The United Coalition of Reason at is a non-profit organization that helps local non-theistic groups work together to achieve higher visibility, increase membership, and have a greater impact in their local areas.


For more information, please contact:

Alix Jules
Dallas/Fort Worth Coalition of Reason
[email protected]

Laura Cox
Assistant Coordinator
Dallas/Fort Worth Coalition of Reason
[email protected]

UnitedCoR’s Executive Director
Executive Director
United Coalition of Reason (based in Washington, DC)
(202) 744-1553
[email protected]