Got a question that’s not answered here? Contact Maggie Ardiente, AHA conference coordinator, at 202-238-9088 or email@example.com.
Online registration will open on November 10. In the meantime, book your hotel room now (you can always cancel later without penalty) and make your flight plans so you don’t have to pay extra for reserving at the last minute!
Contact Meghan Hamilton, AHA development and social media assistant, at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please provide your full contact information (mailing address, phone number, email), a title and summary of your speech, and any audio-visual requirements.
All speakers are volunteers and receive free registration (not including banquet meals); travel expenses and honorariums cannot be provided at this time. Please note that we get dozens of requests for speakers, and we regret that we cannot accept them all.
The conference will be held at:
The Grand Hyatt Denver
1750 Welton Street
Denver, Colorado, 80202
The hotel does NOT provide a free shuttle to and from the Denver airport. Transportation options include:
Valet Parking is available at the Grand Hyatt Denver Hotel’s covered garage adjoining the hotel. AHA conference attendees will enjoy a 20% discount on the current rates (subject to change). Self-parking is available for a fee at several parking lots located near the hotel.
The 74th Annual Conference takes place May 7-10, 2015. The main conference begins with the Welcome Reception on Thursday, May 7 at 5:00pm, and ends on Sunday, May 10 at noon. A post-conference activity, A Humanist Tour of Denver, takes place on Sunday, May 10 from 12:30pm to 6:30pm, may be added to your Full Registration for $79 per person.
Pre-conference workshops, which are available to all Full Registration attendees, will be held Thursday, May 7 from 1:00pm to 5:00pm. These workshops are geared toward local chapter leaders and/or Humanist Celebrants, but any conference attendees may attend to learn more.
You can find the most up-to-date changes to the conference schedule here.
Check-in Registration for the AHA conference will open at 8:00am on Thursday, May 7, 2015. Registration will be open throughout the conference between 8:00am and 8:00pm.
The AHA Registration Table will be located on the 2nd floor of the hotel in the open foyer. If you registered online, please bring a copy of your printed registration.
Once you check in, our staff will provide you with your nametag and banquet tickets (if applicable), plus our official Conference Program Book containing a full conference schedule, descriptions of the sessions, and map of the hotel. AHA staff will also be on hand throughout the conference if you need assistance.
Denver will be moderate in May, with an average high of 68°F and low of 40°F, but the weather could easily change drastically.
Hotels tend to keep the meeting rooms cold, so we recommend bring a light sweater or jacket.
Casual dress is acceptable for attending our breakout sessions throughout the day. Some attendees choose to change into business casual or business attire for the evening banquets. Formal attire is not necessary. Hotels tend to turn the air conditioning on very high, so bring a light sweater or jacket to wear indoors.
The AHA annual conferences is a welcoming event for all those interested in humanism and the work of the American Humanist Association. We expect all conference attendees to respect others, even those they may disagree with.
In general, prohibited conduct includes any abusive conduct that has the purpose or effect of unreasonably interfering with another person’s ability to enjoy and participate in the conference, including social events related to the conference. Any clear violation of the law will be immediately referred to local police.
Yes! The American Humanist Association is partnering with Camp Quest West for the third year in a row to provide a Camp Quest Kids program for the duration of the conference. Your children will enjoy activities hosted by experienced Camp Quest West volunteers while you attend conference sessions.
The cost is $99 per child for children ages 5 and up, and $199 for children ages 4 and under. This cost covers meals, field trip fees, and transportation. A detailed schedule of the Camp Quest Kids Program will be provided at a later date. For questions, contact Camp Quest West Director David Diskin at email@example.com.
We thank you for offering to volunteer for the conference! Volunteers are vital to the success of our conferences; however, we can only accept a limited number of volunteers, and you must be a member of one of our host chapters (Colorado Coalition of Reason, Secular Hub, or Humanists of Colorado). Please inquire with the president or organizer of these groups if you’re interested in volunteering.
Please contact Merrill Miller communications associate, at 202-238-9088 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Plenty! Check out the list of Denver attractions near the Grand Hyatt Denver Hotel here. The hotel is also located just a few blocks from the 16th Street Mall with over 180 restaurants and shops.
Denver offers several modes of transportation for getting around the area:
The Grand Hyatt Denver features a full-service restaurant, Pub 17 On Welton Street, offering high plains cuisine and local microbrews within the hotel. Fireside The Bar is located in the hotel lobby and offers cocktails, beer and an array of appetizers. There is also a Starbucks located in the hotel.
The 16th Street Mall is located within walking distance to the hotel with over 180 places to eat.
For a list of other nearby restaurants, click here.
The last day to reserve hotel rooms at the Grand Hyatt Denver under the discounted room rate is April 7, 2015. If you have called before this date but rooms are no longer available, please contact Maggie Ardiente at 202-238-9088 or email@example.com.
Yes! Learn more about our partnership with U.S. Servas and take advantage of home hospitality for a low fee during the conference. Visit the Accommodations page for more info.