Our Work | Annual Conference | 2012

AHA 71st Annual Conference, June 2012

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

Featuring

Gloria Steinem
Humanist of the Year

Ira Flatow
Isaac Asimov Science Award

Debra Sweet
Humanist Heroine

*Due to unexpected work obligations, George Takei will not be attending the Annual Conference. However, he will participate in a special video presentation to accept the LGBT Humanist Pride Award.

Speakers

Anthony Pinn | Sikivu Hutchinson | Janet Heimlich | Margaret Downey | Rob Boston | Barbara Forrest | Sean Faircloth | Todd Stiefel | Marshall Brain | Arthur Jackson | Jason Frye | David Niose | Roy Speckhardt | Maggie Ardiente

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.

Conference Registration will be available online and by phone starting January 23.


Schedule of Events

(as of January 6, 2012)*

*Schedule is subject to change. Check back for the latest updates.

 

Thursday, June 7

8:00 am – 8:00 pm                              Registration

9:00 am-8:00 pm                                Exhibit Area and Bookstore

9:00am-5:00pm                                  Essays in the Philosophy of Humanism Symposium

9:00am-11:45am                                Chapter Workshops

12:00pm-1:30pm                                Lunch Break

1:30pm-2:45pm                                  Chapter Leaders Roundtable Discussion

3:00pm-5:55pm                                  Celebrant Workshops

7:00pm-8:30pm                                  Movie Showing (TBA)

 

Friday, June 8

8:00 am – 9:00 am                              Networking Coffee Hour

8:00 am – 8:00 pm                              Registration

9:00 am-8:00 pm                                Exhibit Area and Bookstore

9:00 am – 11:45 am                            Breakouts

12:00 pm – 1:30 pm                            Lunch (on your own)

1:30 pm – 4:15 pm                              Breakouts

4:30 pm – 6:00 pm                              The State of Humanism Plenary

6:00 pm – 7:00 pm                              Welcome Reception

7:00 pm – 10:00 pm                            Humanist Awards Banquet

 

Saturday, June 9

8:00 am – 9:00 am                              Networking Coffee Hour

9:00 am – 8:00 pm                              Registration

9:00 am - 8:00 pm                              Exhibit Area and Bookstore

9:00 am – 10:15 am                            Plenary

10:30 am – 11:45 am                          Breakouts

12:00 pm – 2:45 pm                            Humanist Awards Luncheon

3:00 pm – 5:45 pm                              Breakouts

6:00 pm – 7:00 pm                              Humanist Contributors’ Reception (RSVP Required)

7:00 pm – 9:30 pm                              Humanist Awards Banquet

 

Sunday, June 10

9:00 am – 12:00 pm                            Registration

9:00 am-12:00 pm                              Exhibit Area and Bookstore

9:00 am – 10:15 am                            The Humanist Hour Live Podcast

10:30 am – 12:00 pm                          Keynote Speaker (TBA)

12:00pm – 5:00pm                              Post-Conference Tour (TBA)

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