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The American Humanist Association, the oldest and largest humanist organization in the United States, has held an annual conference since its founding in 1941 so that humanists, atheists, and freethinkers can gather together for a weekend of informative lectures, networking, and fun activities. The year 2018 will be the 77th annual conference of the American Humanist Association! We’re anticipating this conference to sell out, so be sure to book your conference tickets early.
Full Registration includes access to all plenary sessions, workshops, the Welcome Reception, the Friday Night Banquet, Saturday Luncheon, and Saturday Night Banquet with meals. Partial Registration includes all of the above without banquet meals (general seating for the banquets start at 1:00pm for the Luncheon at 8:00pm for the Night Banquets). Student Registration is similar to Partial Registration, but you must have a current student ID to be eligible for the rate. Day Passes (good for one full day at the conference without meals) are available for Friday, Saturday, and Sunday only.
Single-Session Passes (defined as one speaker/panel presentation) or Banquet Passes (general seating for the Friday Night Banquet, Saturday Luncheon, or Saturday Night Banquet) is limited to 3 for the entire conference) is available by phone only at 1-800-837-3792.
If you would like to participate in our annual conference as a speaker, or know of someone who you’d like to suggest as a speaker, please contact Meghan Hamilton at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at 202-238-9088.
McCarran International Airport is located within a few minutes drive of the conference hotel and is the best choice.
The 77th Annual Conference of the American Humanist Association will take place from May 17th to May 20th, 2018.
You can find the most up-to-date changes to the conference schedule here.
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.
Please wear your name badge at all times during the conference. It serves as your pass to access the conference events.
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The Friday Night Banquet, Saturday Luncheon, and Saturday Night Banquet (included with Full Registration) are the conference’s award ceremonies for our Humanist of the Year and other award recipients. You can see who will receive the 2018 Humanist Awards on the schedule. Partial Registration, Day Pass, or specified Single-Session ticket holders may also attend, but meals are not included (unless you purchased a meal ticket in addition to your registration). A cash bar will be available during the Friday and Saturday Night Banquets only from 7:00pm-8:30pm.
If you are attending the banquets, you will receive a paper ticket to receive a meal, which you MUST have with you at the banquets in order to receive a meal. Please do not lose this ticket (we suggest storing them behind your namebadge). If you selected vegetarian or vegan meals, it will be noted on your ticket.
Everyone will be served the same plated meal. Bread service, coffee, and tea are included. If you selected Vegetarian or Vegan when you registered, you will receive the vegetarian or vegan meal and dessert outlined below. Due to the large scale of our event, we will not be able to change meal preferences at last minute.
Please note that the meals below are subject to change based on the availability of ingredients and decisions by the hotel chef and catering staff. Hotels do their best to accommodate allergies or other dietary restrictions but can make no guarantees.
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If you hold a Partial Registration or Day Pass (Friday or Saturday), you are welcome to attend the Friday Night Banquet, Saturday Luncheon, or Saturday Night Banquet ceremonies without a meal (though you can purchase a meal separately if you choose). General seating takes place anytime between 7:00pm and 8:00pm for the Friday or Saturday Night Banquets, and 12:00pm-1:00pm for the Saturday Luncheon. Usually, Partial Registration or Day Pass holders use this time to grab lunch on their own from the hotel or a local restaurant nearby.
The awards ceremony program begins at 8:00pm for the Friday and Saturday Night Banquets, and 1:00pm for the Saturday Luncheon. General seating is set theater-style behind the banquet tables and is open seating. A large viewing screen will be available.
The official hashtag for the AHA 77th Annual Conference is #ahacon18. Be sure to tag @americnhumanist when you use Twitter, and feel free to add other hashtags like #humanism or #humanist.
You are welcome to use your mobile phone, laptop, or tablet to tweet or post photos during conference sessions; free wifi will be available in most of the conference meeting rooms. However, please be respectful and do your best to not be disruptive to the speaker(s) or those around you.
Yes! We will be selling books written by most of the speakers and awardees at this year’s conference. We encourage you to buy your book early to ensure you have a copy. Author signings will take place in the Exhibitors Area immediately after each speaker’s session or at the end of the banquet ceremonies
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Thank you for offering to volunteer! Our host chapters provide the number of volunteers needed for our conference. If you are member of the Humanist Association of Las Vegas, please inquire with this group about volunteering.
Yes, as an authorized exhibitor or advertiser! More information about purchasing an Exhibit Table or advertising space in our 77th Anniversary Conference Program Book is here. We are expected to draw over 500 humanists, atheists, and progressive activists from across the country, giving you an opportunity to introduce your organization/cause to new audiences!
Las Vegas weather in May is pleasant. The temperatures average in the 70’s to low 80’s with long sunny days and clear skies. Pack light, comfortable clothing to keep cool during the day, and bring a light sweater or jacket for venturing out into the city at night!
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 77th Anniversary Conference 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.
The American Humanist Association and the Flamingo Hotel and Casino Las Vegas cannot be held liable for any injuries or losses that take place during the course of the 77th Anniversary Conference, including pre- and post-conference events.
Please contact Amy Couch, AHA communications manager, at 202-238-9088 or email@example.com.
Red Rock Canyon
Red Rock Canyon features a one-way 13-mile scenic drive, 26 hikes and trails, plants and wildlife, geology, camping, cultural resources and much more. Our Visitor Center offers information and interpretation about recreation opportunities. The facility also features indoor and outdoor exhibits and a book and gift store. Sign up for our organized Post Conference Tour of Red Rock Canyon!
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The Hoover Dam
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Cirque du Soleil
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