For Immediate Release
Contact: Roy Speckhardt, Executive Director, email@example.com, 202-238-9088
(Washington, D.C., May 17, 2018)–Today through May 20, the American Humanist Association will host its 77th Annual Conference in Las Vegas, Nevada, coming together to reward and celebrate humanism and the nontheist community. Hosted at the Flamingo Hotel & Casino, the conference will feature engaging speakers, panel discussions and award banquets, one of which will recognize Jennifer Ouellette as the 2018 Humanist of the Year. Ouellette is a nationally recognized science writer and the author of several popular science books including: Me, Myself, and Why: Searching for the Science of Self (2014); The Calculus Diaries: How Math Can Help You Lose Weight, Win in Vegas, and Survive a Zombie Apocalypse (2010); The Physics of the Buffyverse (2007); and Black Bodies and Quantum Cats: Tales from the Annals of Physics (2006).
The American Humanist Association will also honor other outstanding individuals including: leading feminist author Ijeoma Oluo, environmentalist David Suzuki, transgender rights activist Gavin Grimm, Young Turks host and producer Ana Kasparian, and the artists behind Betty Bowers, Deven Green and Andrew Bradley.
The conference will also include informative talks by notable speakers: former Nevada State Senator Lori Lipman-Brown, Americans United for Separation of Church and State’s Rob Boston, prolific author Dr. Anthony Pinn, President of the National Organization for Women Toni Van Pelt, entertainer Roy Zimmenman, human rights advocate Madhvi Potluri, writer and performer Thea Deley, and much more. A full list of conference speakers is available here.
Additional information about the conference can be found here.
Founded in 1941 and headquartered in Washington, D.C., the American Humanist Association (AHA) works to protect the rights of humanists, atheists, and other nontheistic Americans. The AHA advances the ethical and life-affirming worldview of humanism, which—without beliefs in any gods or other supernatural forces—encourages individuals to live informed and meaningful lives that aspire to the greater good of humanity.