NaNoCon 5

Montgomery Bell State Park
near Nashville, TN

Saturday July 30, 2022

The Nashville Nones Convention
A day full of speakers, workshops, activities, and fun!

NaNoCon is the largest annual gathering for non-religious people in the South -- now in our 5th year!

Actor, author, founder
of @DaretoDoubt

Black Non-Believers president, speaker

The Atheist Experience
show host, debater

The Thinking Atheist podcast, author

Dying Out Loud,
former pastor

LGBT rights activist, history professor

Ethical Society Leader, Radical Queer Atheologian

Recovering from Religion director

Hiking, nature by the lake,
golf, sun by the pool

Activities

Special events with new friends,
group tour of Nashville

Let us know you'll be attending!

The Lodge at Montgomery Bell

1000 Hotel Avenue, Burns, TN 37029

Montgomery Bell State Park, located 45 minutes West of Nashville, TN, offers beautiful pool, bar, restaurant, hiking, golfing, camping, boating, and biking options.

The Lodge is a top-notch conference space with hotel rooms and great summer entertainment options.


What is NaNoCon?

NaNoCon is a yearly gathering for all of us happy heathens living in the Bible Belt. We do it in Tennessee because duh, Nashville is awesome, and because, well, here’s where it started! There's typically not a lot here in the South for us non-religious types, so we figured we'd just have to start something ourselves. Our first event was on March 5, 2016, and over 400 people showed up from a 6 state region, so we decided to keep it going. Now, in 2022 we're finally back in person, so get ready for NaNoCon 5!

We call it the Nashville "Nones" Convention -- this refers to the answer people like us give on surveys when asked to select our religious preference, and we pick "None of the above." Turns out there are actually quite a lot of us... one in four, maybe more. In fact, according to the survey people at Pew Research, apparently we're the fastest-growing group in the country, by far. So, there might as well be something like this, by us and for us, to help us get connected.

Five years later, what started out as just a good idea among friends has since become a thing that has helped lots of people get connected, support each other’s journeys, and share experiences, ideas, and high fives.

Check it out, spread the word, let's build something cool!



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