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Bart Ehrman

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Judy Norsigian

Judy Norsigian

Steve Wozniak


Cecil Bothwell

Richard Dawkins

Steven Pinker

Jeff Sharlet

Roy Zimmerman

More than 450 people were in attendance during this four-day event
at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

Official AHA photographs and videos will be posted on this site in a few days. In the meantime, please enjoy photos, videos, and downloadable presentations using the links below:


Speaker Presentations:

  • Jane Holmes Bernstein's "Religion in the Brain" (.pdf | report: offsite)

Essays in the Philosophy of Humanism Symposium:

  • Shaun Johnston's "Resources for Opposing Physicalism" (essay .pdf | handout .pdf)

If you would like to share your photos, videos, PowerPoint presentations, or handouts, please email maggie@americanhumanist.org and we'll post it on this site!

Special thanks to:

the AHA staff, AHA board members and adjunct leaders, and the IHEU executive committee; Marian Hillar and the Essays in the Philosophy of Humanism speakers; Secular Student Alliance; our host chapter, the Humanist Chaplaincy at Harvard, and local chapters Greater Boston Humanists and Greater Worcester Humanists; our excellent speakers, awardees, and entertainment; student volunteers from the Humanist Chaplaincy at Harvard; our numerous exhibitors including our official merchandise store EvolveFISH; Jeff Wagg of SkepTours; our volunteer photographer Leslie Zukor; our volunteer videographer Paul Granados; Jes Constantine and Todd Stiefel of the Humanist Hour podcast team; and the staff at the Hyatt Regency Cambridge and Swank A/V for helping to make this event a huge success!



American Humanist Association 71st Annual Conference

June 7-10, 2012

Sheraton Hotel

New Orleans, Louisiana





Don't miss next year's conference
in New Orleans!

The AHA is proud to hold its 71st Annual Conference in the great city of New Orleans, hosted by the New Orleans Secular Humanist Association (NOSHA). The Sheraton New Orleans is located on historic Canal Street adjacent to the French Quarter, and just a short walk to Bourbon Street, Jazz Fest activities, Riverwalk Marketplace, and numerous renowned restaurants and legendary nightlife.  

Book your room early by calling the Sheraton New Orleans at 888-627-7033 and mention the American Humanist Association to get the special conference rate of $129 a night! Online booking will be available soon.