Announcing the 2013 American Renaissance Conference

American Renaissance, January 7, 2013

April 5 – 7, 2013, near Nashville, Tennessee

The West faces many crises, but the greatest is the crisis of race. In virtually every Western country, the European majority is threatened with dispossession by non-white immigrants.

Unless whites rekindle their consciousness of race and act in their own interests, they will be pushed aside by others.

We are dedicated to a renewed sense of Western peoplehood. Join us for a stimulating weekend of education, fellowship—and recommitment to the ideals of Western Civilization.

Speakers will include:

Roger McGrath Roger McGrath — “The Warrior Heroes of Our Tribe.” Professor McGrath is a historian of the West, California, and the United States. He is the author of Gunfighters, Highwaymen, & Vigilantes, and has appeared as a commentator on documentaries aired on the History Channel, A&E, Discovery, and TNT. He teaches at Cal State Northridge and at Pepperdine.
RamZPaul RamZPaul — “Sex and Nationalism.” Mr. Paul describes himself as “a sometimes sober guy with a camera who creates videos on YouTube. Mostly mocking the establishment’s religion of Cultural Marxism, his iconoclastic show has been described as “Pop Culture Meets Nationalism.”
Byron Roth Byron Roth — “Off-shoring, Mass Immigration and American Wage Stagnation: Why Education is No Solution.” Dr. Roth is Professor Emeritus of Psychology at Dowling College. He is the author of Prescription for Failure: Race Relations in the Age of Social Science. His latest book is The Perils of Diversity: Immigration and Human Nature, which Jared Taylor calls “a brilliant diagnosis of the crisis we face.”
John Derbyshire John Derbyshire — “The Great Encounters: When Races First Met.” Mr. Derbyshire is a novelist, pop-math author, reviewer, and opinion journalist. He is best known for his columns at and and for his Radio Derb podcasts. For many years Mr. Derbyshire wrote for National Review, but was ousted for saying sensible things about black people.
Jared Taylor Jared Taylor — “Report From the Trenches.” Jared Taylor will host the conference. He is the editor of American Renaissance and the author of White Identity: Racial Consciousness in the 21st Century.
Fabrice Robert Fabrice Robert — “Europe Awakes.” Mr. Robert is the president of the Bloc Identitaire, a French nationalist movement that promotes identity at three levels: European (a civilizational identity), French (a historical identity), and Regional (an identity of flesh and blood). The Bloc strongly opposes non-European immigration and Islamicization.
Jim Goad Jim Goad — “Happy Being on the Wrong Side of History.” Mr. Goad has written more than 150 columns for Taki’s Magazine, and is the author of four books, including The Redneck Manifesto. He has worked as a radio host, a country singer, and a cabdriver.
Sam Dickson Sam Dickson — “Three Four-letter Words: Love, Hate and Race.” Mr. Dickson is an attorney who has been a advocate for our people since his college days. He will be addressing his 11th American Renaissance conference.
Arthur Jensen Phil Rushton “Remembering Arthur Jensen and Philippe Rushton.” We will celebrate the lives of these two great scientists, who died during 2012. We honor them for their pursuit of truth in the face of vicious persecution. Audience members will be asked to share their recollections.

We are in conversations with other outstanding speakers and will make further announcements soon.

Register now for the 11th American Renaissance Conference

April 5 – 7, 2013, near Nashville, Tennessee

Conference Schedule:

The conference will begin on Friday, April 5, 2013, with registration from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. There will then be a reception followed by opening remarks from the American Renaissance staff. Latecomer registration is at 8:30 a.m. on Saturday, April 6, and the program will begin promptly at 9:00 a.m.

There will be a banquet (separate charge of $35) on Saturday evening. Participants with alternate dinner plans are welcome after the meal to hear the after-dinner speaker. The program will resume on Sunday the 7th, and end at 10:30 a.m.

Gentlemen will wear jackets and ties to conference events. We will prepare name tags in advance; during registration, be sure to indicate if you would like to use a nom de guerre.

Please contact us if you or your organization would like to set up a vendor table.

Accommodations and Transportation:

The conference will be at a beautiful, government-owned facility that is about 45 minutes west of Nashville, TN. We will announce the exact location soon. If you fly, it would be best to rent a car at Nashville airport (they are less than $20 a day if you book early).

Special Accommodations:

There are a limited number of suites and villas available for those who wish to attend as groups.

Suites (1 king bed, 2 double beds): $205/night.  Villas (1 king, 2 queen, 1 queen sofa sleeper): $326/night.   Please call if you would like to reserve a suite or villa.


Registration for the conference is $100 per person, $150 after March 1. The optional banquet is an additional $35 per person.

Accommodations are only $82 per night, and there is no extra charge for double occupancy. A room for two nights (Friday and Saturday), including all taxes, is $164. A total of $264 therefore reserves your place at the conference, as well as lodging for two nights. Just provide your name at check-in.

It will help us greatly if you register early, and it will ensure that you have a room on site.

We cannot guarantee availability of rooms past March 5.

Register Online Now

Please call American Renaissance at (703) 716-0900 if you have questions.

Click here to download a PDF file with this information, including a registration form.


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  • BernieGoetzFan

    An excellent speaking roster, as always.

    • Oil Can Harry

      Jim Goad, RamZPaul, Roger McGrath and the the Derb are all excellent choices.

      If I’m not mistaken none of them have ever appeared at this event before.

      • Paul137

        Roger McGrath did. 2006, I think.

        • Oil Can Harry

          Thanks. It seems McGrath was at the ’04 conference alongside Sam Francis and Joe Sobran (RIP).

          Anyway Goad and RamZ are very funny and should have the house rockin’ with their comedic stylings.

  • Michael_C_Scott

    I’d still love to go to one of these; the distance from here is always the problem.

  • dhs

    Good luck!

  • JohnEngelman

    John Derbyshire will be interesting.

    For future conferences I recommend Charles Murray, and University of Utah professors Gregory Cochran and Henry Harpending, who wrote “The 10,000 Year Explosion: How Civilization Accelerated Human Evolution.”

    That book explains the evolution of racial differences described by Professor J. Philippe Rushton in his essay “RACE, EVOLUTION, AND BEHAVIOR.”

    • lupin

      I would love to talk with Cochran and Harpending, but they might not be eager for these endorsements. Nothing kills academic reputations faster than having activists enthusiastic about ones message. Nevertheless, I agree that these guys have much to say that would interest us (Harpending, in particular, was helpful to Frank Salter when he wrote “On Genetic Interests”–and Salter is another academic who has much to tell us).

      To keep up with Cochran’s amazingly fertile mind, you might check out his blog

      • E_Pluribus_Pluribus

        Craig Bodeker’s short video interviews with presenters at the 2010 H. L. Menchen Conference are gems of condensed content on race/diversity questions. Among these was:

        Henry Harpending (population geneticist): 11 minutes

        Also presenting — and therefore interviewed by Bodeker:

        Peter Brimelow: 8 minutes

        Steve Sailer: 12 minutes

        John Derbyshire: 16 minutes

        Derek Turner (UK journalist, editor, Quarterly Review): 13 minutes

        Also notable, in 2011 Bodeker interviewed:

        Jared Taylor: 8 minutes

        • robinbishop34

          It’s weird to see this post as I literally watched nearly every one of these videos over the past few days. I came across them after watching a RamZPaul video which led me to an interview with him by Richard Spencer of Takimag, which then led to a video of Spencer speaking at a Rhode Island University about the absurdity of diversity and so on.

  • Triarius

    I might have to make this my first conference. Been wanting to go for a while, but needed to finish grad school, etc.

    I’ll have to wait and see where my job is in 30 days, though. I might be transferring far away.

    Anyone that has ever gone: have you encountered protesters and the like from leftists? Do they provoke you or try to take your pics and get you fired if they can identify you?

    • E_Pluribus_Pluribus

      The Tennessee site was utterly free of ruffians and most pleasant in the spring of 2012. Someone — not I — claims to have seen two people with signs outside the entrance to the very large park, which is about mile from the conference site within the park, but the sign-wielders weren’t there long.

      There was a significant contingent of armed state park personnel sitting unobtrusively in the dinning area at the conference site. There was also, we found out later, a covert reporter from a Nashville alternative weekly:

      That’s it. The excitement was purely intellectual: thoughtful people presenting on and discussing — during Q&A and between presentations — great questions of our time. I will be back.

      • lupin

        Nashville is not far from where I live and I considered attending last year (Richard Lynn!) but glad I didn’t–the covert reporter would have gleefully outed me, and my family can’t afford to have me unemployed. This year it would be great to listen to the great John Derbyshire, but again– a $PLC employee or some other well-intentioned but delusional person will try to identify everyone. Go only if you can afford to lose your job.

        • E_Pluribus_Pluribus

          If you read the Nashville Scene piece, you’ll see (as I recall) that no one other than known personalities, was “outed.” In any case, you can request a pseudonym name tag. Any filming of participants was done by permission of those sections of the audience who did not mind.

          That’s not to say that someone could not conceivably do what was done to Romney to get the 47 percent remark. I can understand hesitation of a younger employed person. SPLC tried to attend last year; Taylor refused them. I can’t speak to the potential risks you raise as regards this year. Someone at AmRen could.

          Retired and at my age, it’s not an issue. The rewards far exceed SPLC-type risks. Each of us has to conduct his own costs-benefits analysis, however. But do not overestimate the risks. The SPLC has had genuine success at destroying the livelihoods of some of its targets, but that is mostly in the past. The potency of the SPLC “sting” is waning — partly because of intense scrutiny to which they themselves have subjected of late. Most notably:

          In fact, when is the last time you’ve heard of an SPLC success at destroying a career?

          • The irony of the SPLC is that their zeal to find needed boogeymen to replace the dwindling number of KKK and neo-Nazis has made it to where it’s just as benign to be on their radar as it is to be off. That’s sort of the unwritten law when you work with deceit and BS and call it principles — when you deal in lies, slander and pejorative, you will inevitable have to throw good people under the bus and attack them as though they were just as evil as the real evil people.

          • E_Pluribus_Pluribus

            Well said.

            To your point, Carol Swain, Professor of Law and Political Science, Vanderbilt University and Director of the Vanderbilt Public Policy Program (who happens to be African-American):

            “….what is most shocking is that the SPLC has spent far more resources hounding conservative organizations, such as the Center for Immigration Studies, and prominent citizens like CNN’s award-winning anchor Lou Dobbs, than it has protecting the civil rights of American voters . . . Rather than monitoring hate groups, the Southern Poverty Law Center has become one.” (“Mission Creep and the Southern Poverty Law Center’s Misguided Focus, “ Huffington Post, August 10, 2009)

          • blight14

            I agree, I am self employed so that’s not an issue….the drive down from Louisville isn’t a big deal….look forward to meeting a few like minded individuals….!

          • blight14

            EPP, yes, that article was utterly disgusting and utterly predictable……I can’t WAIT to attend this spring, it will be my first conference…..

        • lupin

          Obviously, not everyone agrees with me. But think about this. Our president and Eric Holder care much more about pulling whites down to the level of blacks than they care about any other thing. I mean, haven’t you noticed that the spam phone calls are flooding even your cell phone, because the DOJ no longer cares about the no-call list? But they sure do care about how often black students are suspended or expelled. We are no different from Muslims: they are keeping track of us and they already know all about you just because you sometimes visit this website.

      • CourtneyfromAlabama

        The Tennessee one I went to last year was comfortable for me. It was my second conference and far, far, far less intimidating than the one in DC I went to in 06 in my early twenties. There is nothing like this experience in the world ; being around so many like minded people etc…. E Pluribus Pluribus, I wish I knew who you were while I was there.

        • Jackryanvb

          Hi Courtney, do you have any suggestions how Amren can interest other, younger, women members such as you?

          • CourtneyfromAlabama

            Good question. I try to network the best I can. Unfortunately, until more men start going public and leading by example, you won’t see many women following. If I may ask a question to the men on here in return,…..why are there so many resentful angry comments about white women on this site, and why is so much blame for all our race’s problems put on white women? That in itself could be a deterrent on top of the fact that women by nature don’t flock to fringe movements such as this. They wait until the men lead them to it and it is socially acceptable.

          • Triarius

            I’ve been reading Amren for years and I think I am close to your age (late 20s) so I might be able to relate better.

            A lot of white men have resentment for white women because of race mixing. Even though white men do it slightly more with asian women, white women get more guff because they mix substantially more with blacks, which is deemed worse.

            Also feminism (the bad kind), which has partially (not completely, imo) led to the destruction of traditional family and values.

            Lastly Affirmative Action. Liberalism has created this and in turn turned all demographics against white men. When it comes to college acceptance, promotions, etc. white women are lumped in there with minorities as a victim class and are expected to help said minorities overthrow tyrannical white male rule.

          • Triarius

            Courtney’s right, lead the way. Your best bet is to find a girl that is at least a little open-minded and politically neutral (most are). They almost all know the dangers of blacks, just gently push them in the right direction. Takes about 3-6 months in my experience, even the very liberal know the truth*. Most are just afraid they will come off as racist, but when they realize you are aware, they drop the Newspeak.

            *results not guaranteed in California, Vermont, or Ann Arbor, MI

        • concernedcollegekid

          Courtney, or anyone else who has been, what is the age/gender breakdown at a typical AR conference? Is it really mostly older men, or are there people in their 20s and 30s, and what percent of attendees are typically women? I’m a young female too and there’s probably no way I’d ever be able to make it to one of these any year soon but I was curious.
          Also out of curiosity, has a non-white person ever wanted to come to one of these, or actually come (NOT as a protester)? The only other race I could potentially imagine is Asian; I could see someone like Satoshi Kanazawa, the guy who got in trouble for saying black women are “objectively” less attractive than women of other races due to testosterone… just curious.
          And do people behave civilly toward each other? Are there ever any arguments over the same things that divide commenters on this site?

          • Paul137

            I was there in 2002, 2004, 2006, and 2012. It **has** been primarily people past 40 (I’m 64), perhaps even past 50. And probably only 10 to 15 percent women.

            David Yeagley, who is a Comanche, was one of the speakers in 2012, and a good one. (He’s also half German, but he identifies with his Comanche side.)

            I’d be surprised if any black person has ever attended, but at my first one, there was an Indonesian woman I met the first evening. (I think she was on a media assignment for some foreign paper.)

            At the 2012 meeting, I was also aware of a few people attending who
            seemed like oddballs just to look at them, e.g. at least one guy wearing
            the required coat&tie but also wearing tennis shoes. However, they
            weren’t an important presence.

            And there’s also been controversy between Jewish attendees and self-styled Nazis (especially when David Duke asked a question in 2006 — Jared hasn’t let him attend again). “Controversy” may be too strong — no shouting matches, nothing physical of which I’m aware, but obviously an odd thing. (There have been quite a number of Jewish speakers over the years.)

            I’d say it’s a concern — I’ve thought of it myself — that there haven’t been more younger people participating (similarly a concern in groups working to rescue Western civilization from mass immigration).

            I don’t have any bright ideas for attracting more, but I don’t think the low percentage of “youngsters” should dissuade you. After all, we’re not there to discuss the popular culture that we oldsters are clueless about, many of the talks are excellent, the networking is a big reason to attend — plus, it’s waaay more your future than it is ours!

          • CourtneyfromAlabama

            Concernedcollegekid, Paul137 summed things up nicely. It is true that these are typically 75% older male, but there has always been a large minority of women and young people to the point where I don’t feel left out one bit. Plus, the males, young and old, will give you A LOT of positive attention since you are female. If there is any hostility and arguing, it usually goes on during question time after a speech and usually occurs between the older males. I have always been treated like a princess. These are good natured men.

        • Triarius

          I remember reading about that one. I don’t think I could have kept my cool then (in my early 20s). I have respect for everyone that went there. It is shocking how little the police cared. Even if it was a liberal convention I would have been mad due to the behavior of the antagonists. Wasn’t there bomb threats at that one?

          • CourtneyfromAlabama

            Triarius, thanks for all your input above. Yes, the one in 06 that I went to was the one with all the drama, and it was one of the last full fledged regular conferences before we got shut down and had to start rebuilding. We had over 300 in attendance at that one. That was the last conference that David Duke and his Stormfront contingent attended. There was some drama within the conference as well as outside the hotel. I probably shouldn’t repeat in detail on here everything I saw. I don’t want to give any spies any ideas and I also don’t want to scare any hopeful attendees away. Please know that this new location Jared picked in Tennessee is perfectly fine and I wasn’t scared once at the 2012 one. Sometimes I even felt like the Southern white hotel staff was on our side. However, what I liked more about the 06 one was that it seemed to be full of more men who were ready to rock the boat and fight. It put butterflies inside me for sure.

  • StillModerated

    I’d drive 12 hours just to hear Roger McGrath! The other speakers will be icing. Any chance Roger Pearson could be on a future speakers list?

  • So my vintage Metallica t-shirt is definitely out of the question?

    I might just pay for someone else to go then.

  • Don

    I live in California. I’m broke. Anybody wanna fly me out there and stay with them??? I’ll do anything for a chance to be apart of this event. Thank you!

  • It’s my chance to finally meet John Derbyshire. Money will be a problem for me this year. I hope I can make it. The location, which is the same as last year, is wonderful.

  • What an eclectic gathering. Sure wish I could make it but expect we will see some exciting debates and constructive discussion for a new direction. Might a leadership coalition emerge to join disparate factions as one with identifiable core values?

  • Michael_C_Scott

    The use of a government-owned facility was a brilliant idea. Someone calling to threaten the staff would not only instantly be committing a federal crime, just as they were before (I believe the telephoned threats crossed state lines), but would be investigated.

    • UK Expat

      It is a good location, I attended a different conference there a couple of years ago. I may go …

    • CourtneyfromAlabama

      I felt vary safe there last year. It was enjoyable, and you are hearing this from a young female who gets easily intimidated. If they continued to have them in DC like the first one I went to a few years back, I probably wouldn’t have returned.

  • blight14

    This year, I’m in! I’m very surprised to see the good Ramzpaul this year, he’s moving up the ‘ladder’ so to speak…..So April it is..!!

  • Shawn_thefemale

    I’m very happy to see Roger McGrath involved. As avid watchers of the History Channel, A & E, & Discovery, my husband and I have long been fans of his, and are thrilled to know what side of America he’s truly on.

  • Ted P.

    Hopefully, a portion of the commemoration of Jensen and Rushton can be some discussion of the inevitable likelihood that deliberately slanted and dismissive “biographies” will be forthcoming and, hence, discussion of the need to give rise in due course to something definitive and even-handed. Perhaps a wealth of primary source material could be assembled Online and a biography could arise rather organically out of some such compendium?

  • What white people should be called…

    How about Pallastinians after Pallas Athena.

  • Annis Isbell

    Isn’t Byron Roth jewish? I don’t know if he is or not, but it raises the question about “not all jews”. I think the fundamental problem we have is that jews come unwanted and uninvited into our countries. Its proven to be impossible to drive them out. How can we then claim that “its not all jews” when none of them are here as a result of our consent?

    Does Roth tell us anything that we don’t already know? Isn’t he, if he is a jew, invited because we can point to him and say, we’re not anti semites, even jews agree with what we say? Do we really need to do this?

    jews go to universities that they had no part in creating or building or sustaining. They take advantage of all our institutions and benefit from everything that our people have built while trying to destroy us from within. No matter what their opinions are I view them as unwelcome. jews do not have a right to take license to live where ever they please and we need to make that point loudly and clearly. It is all jews.

    It all starts because our elites allow one jew that they deem acceptable for whatever reason to worm their way in. If jews were not allowed than Norbert Schiel would never have been here to write the 1965 Immigration Act.

    I view it as a betrayal when jews are allowed in. How can Roth, if he is jewish, be a part of a White nationalist group? He can only “moderate” our stands, “deter” criticism of jews, lead us to “compromise” on issues.

    Its not my conference but I do think the issue of “not all jews” should be debated. As far as I’m concerned there is no such thing. jews should not be allowed to live where ever they please because their race has never done anything but cause problems. Inviting any jew to discuss the problems confronting America today is tantamount to inviting a perky young nanny to marriage counseling after she has caused problems between a husband and wife. I’m sure such a nanny would have all kinds of opinions.

  • Ramzpaul Zionist

    Ramzpaul is a ZIONIST and pro-Israel lobby.

    In case you had not noticed, that demographic is behind all gun control federal laws or ban legislation, and is also the driving force behind importing millions of third worlders into euro nations and america, promoting globalism and free trade scams, and doing all of this literally everyplace BUT Israel..

    Including a guy who describes himself as a Zionist ensures that there is no reason to attend this conference. The Zionists have plenty more of their own such events, such as AIPAC.

    • Sloppo

      Ramzpaul supports nationalism for every racial/cultural group, including Jews. As I understand him, he also opposes Jewish (or any other people’s) domination and control over other nations. I understand why I should oppose Jewish supremacism, but I don’t know why some nationalistic people believe that Jews should not have the right to control some geography where they can peacefully enjoy control of their own destiny. Perhaps you could explain your viewpoint to me.


    It’s pretty ironic that this conference has to be held at a government owned facility because no privately owned capitalist enterprise will have it.

  • Jim R

    In 1990, a compendium of 45 letters , each from a notable scholar within the international
    community, was assembled in defense of Professor Rushton and submitted within the
    administration of the University of Western Ontario (and likely also to government entities in
    Ontario that had busied themselves “investigating” the implications of Professor Rushton’s work
    vis a vis civil rights ). It is most unfortunate that these letters, clearly written for exhibit, have not been generally accessible. They were of enormous benefit to Professor Rushton and
    to the defense of academic freedom in this domain of martyred scholarship. This comendium
    was disseminated in many copies and no assertion of copyright appeared. It is unclear why the letters have been given no Online presence. Certainly the compendium should be sent
    to wikipedia to inform its entry under Professor Rushton’s name–an entry that when I last
    saw it (on an empty stomach) gave the impression that his work was regarded merely by a
    few “cultists” within academia.

  • I Am Legend

    Wow, what an awesome line up!