We are less than two months from 80 from the American Humanist Associatione Annual conference! This year, we are celebrating eighty years of humanist thought and action by bringing our humanist community together for a whole new kind of virtual conference.
We hope you will join us on Saturday July 24e and Sunday July 25e for two days of exciting sessions, awards and presentations, as well as the week leading up to those days for social, networking and training opportunities. Humanists across the country will have the chance to join in on the action through networking roundtables, discussion forums and by creating their own conference profiles to seamlessly connect with attendees and exhibitors. The conference will end with a virtual lobby day on Monday July 26e for a day filled with practical but virtual political activism. Humanists have an important role to play in shaping our nation’s politics and, more than ever, our voices must be heard. On Virtual Lobby Day, you will learn how to lobby lawmakers and apply your new skills in virtual meetings with your congressman and / or their staff!
Speakers will include our friends and allies from progressive organizations across the country. Tiffany Ho from the Beyond Belief Foundation and Sarah Ray from Polk County Atheists will discuss humanism and service. Mark Reimers will lead us on a talk about how neuroscience can help us understand how America lost its sanity. Glenn Branch of the National Center for Science Education will show us the twists and turns of teaching evolution. Gen Y and Gen Z humanist leaders will meet to discuss organizing humanists. A panel of special guests will explore climate justice and public policy. And much more!
Of course, it wouldn’t be an AHA conference if we didn’t take the time to honor notable humanist leaders who help cultivate a more progressive society. Book your ticket today to hear our Humanist of the Year 2021, which will be announced soon!
Our social events in the week leading up to the conference will include:
- Author’s Readings
- Networking opportunities
- Affinity groups
- Interactive sessions for humanist leaders
- And a celebration of thanks for the many years in the service of humanism of the Director General Roy Speckhardt
Tickets for the conference are only $ 15 for full registration and $ 5 for students. Ticket includes all conference events except Celebrant Training, Lobby Day, and the Center for Freethought Equality Annual Meeting which will require separate registration. (Watch for more details on these events soon!) Locals and Affiliates are encouraged to attend in person or host a conference monitoring night.
Does that sound exciting? Visit conference.americanhumanist.org for more a full schedule and the latest updates. Registration is open now! Click on “Check-in Tickets” to reserve your tickets today. It will be an 80e birthday not to be missed!