39th Annual National Convention - October 7-9, 2016
Wyndham Grand Pittsburgh Downtown
600 Commonwealth Pl.
Pittsburgh, PA 15222
The Freedom From Religion Foundation's 39th annual convention will be held Oct. 7-9 in Pittsburgh, Pa., one of the top-rated cities in the country.
The national convention, hosted at the Wyndham Grand hotel in downtown Pittsburgh, will include such notable speakers as award-winning author Susan Jacoby, biology professor Jerry Coyne, former reporter Lauri Lebo, who will be named this year's Freethought Heroine, and theoretical physicist and author Lawrence Krauss, who will receive FFRF's annual Emperor Has No Clothes Award.
All guest rooms are $159.00. Individuals may go online to register, or call 1-888-317-0197 (central reservations) or 412-391-4600 (hotel direct) and refer to the Freedom From Religion Foundation to get the group rate. Please reserve your room by September 12, 2016, to get the convention rates. A one-night's deposit is required by the cut-off date. Cancellations refunded up to 72 hours prior to arrival. Check-in time is 4:00 pm; check-out is 12:00 pm.
Pittsburgh, a city of about 300,000, has been named by Money magazine as the best big city in the Northeast. Livability.com rates Pittsburgh as having the best downtown in the country and The Economist rates it as the most livable city in the continental U.S. Looking for something to do in Pittsburgh while not at the convention? Go to Point State Park, the only state park in an urban setting. Or visit the historic Market Square. Or take the "Underground Railroad Tour" or "The Freedom Struggle Tour," which cover sites of the Underground Railroad through the modern day Civil Rights movement.
More information coming soon!