We regret to advise that the 2018 Global Atheist Convention, Reason to Hope, has been cancelled.
If you are a ticket holder, you are entitled to a refund (including fees) and we will be in touch with you directly.
When will I get my money back?
As the Convention has been cancelled you are entitled to a refund of the price paid for your Convention ticket(s), including fees. However, the AFA is working through the costs of cancellation and to confirm its overall financial position, so it may take some time before any refunds can be processed. This is a difficult situation and we ask for your patience as we work through it.
I've already booked flights/accommodation - will the AFA compensate me for those?
As per the Convention's refund policy, in the event of cancellation only the purchase price of the ticket (including fees) is refundable. We are sorry that cancellation has placed you in a difficult situation, but we could not proceed with the Convention given the level of ticket sales.
Why did the AFA announce the GAC if it wasn't sure it would go ahead?
The Convention Committee secured Victorian government funding, a great program of speakers and the same venue that housed the successful 2010 and 2012 conventions. With those elements, the AFA proceeded with the Convention. However, ticket sales have been substantially below expectations and below the levels for previous conventions, so, unfortunately, the Convention cannot proceed.