Lecture Series

Free & Open

Our monthly lecture series is presented as free and open to the public for all to attend.


Our lecture series is a means of educating and promoting ideas of interest to atheists and the greater Austin community.

Topics of Interest

Topics usually focus on subjects such as science, skepticism, the impact of religion, philosophy, church/state separation, and community activism.

Academic for All

While many of our lectures tend to be academics, speakers target their talks to a lay audience of people who want to enrich their understanding.
Our next lecture will be...

Date: Sunday, July 9, 2017 | 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm

Noelle is a secular activist who grew up in Seattle, Washington, but didn't become passionate about secular activism until she moved to Houston, Texas, and was constantly asked "Where do you go to church?" She has worked as a degreed chemical engineer and project manager, but moved to secular activism in 2009. Since then, she has leveraged her previously learned professional skills to help multiple national secular organizations and has also traveled around the country consulting with local groups on the topics of volunteering, leadership, organizational skills, and feminism.

In addition to her work at FBB, Noelle is the founder of Mothers Beyond Belief, is on the advisory board of Secular Woman, and is on the American Humanist Association's LGBTQ Humanist Alliance Advisory Council. Noelle enjoys reading, writing, playing the piano, and the rare occasions when she gets a full night's sleep. She currently lives in Houston with her husband and their young daughter.

Atheist Community of Austin

The Atheist Community of Austin is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to promoting positive atheism and the separation of church and state. The ACA serves the local Austin community through outreach programs, providing informational resources and various volunteer activities. In addition, the ACA serves the community-at-large through free online portals including informational wikis, regular audio/video podcasts and interactive blogs.

We define atheism as the lack of belief in gods. This definition also encompasses what most people call agnosticism.

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Upcoming Events

Saturday, June 24, 2017 | 8:00 am - 1:30 pm

Sunday, June 25, 2017 | 8:00 am - 8:45 am

Sunday, June 25, 2017 | 9:15 am - 10:30 am

Sunday, June 25, 2017 | 10:00 am - 12:00 pm