2015 Annual Conference

REGISTER TODAY! The 74th AHA Annual Conference will take place from May 7-10, 2015 at the Grand Hyatt Hotel in Denver, CO.

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National Day of Reason 2015

How will you observe the National Day of Reason? This year's celebration takes place on May 7, 2015.

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The Humanist Magazine

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    In just a couple of short weeks, the 74th Annual Conference of the American Humanist Association will be in full swing in the “Mile-High City” of Denver, Colorado. We are thrilled to host so many great speakers covering a range of topics from science to racial issues and everything in between. This year, Dr. Robert […]

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