We’ll be posting frequently asked questions & answers for our 2021 conference soon. Read our 2020 FAQ below.
What’s the American Humanist Association Conference all about?
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 2020 will be the 79th annual conference of the American Humanist Association.
Since it is not possible to gather in large groups and travel is difficult, this year the conference will be entirely virtual. You can experience all of our exciting speakers and awardees from the comfort—and safety—of your own home.
How do I register for the conference?
Just visit our registration page and provide your contact information, including an email address. We’ll send you regular updates and you will receive more information on how to join the conference in the weeks before the event.
What is the registration price?
Our Virtual Conference this year is free! But please make sure to register to save your spot.
What is the date and time of the Conference?
Distant but Together: A Virtual Celebration of Humanism is on Saturday, August 8th from 11:00am – 6:30pm EDT. There will be scheduled breaks throughout the day.
I want to tweet about the conference and during the conference. What’s the conference hashtag?
We hope you will tweet about event! The official conference hashtag is #AHACon2020, but we also encourage you to use #HumanistsTogether.
I thought the 2020 World Humanist Congress was being held on this date. What happened?
Unfortunately, the 2020 World Humanist Congress was cancelled because large gatherings and international travel are curtailed due to the worldwide COVID-19 crisis. If you already registered for the World Humanist Congress, be sure to request your refund at humanism2020.org. And don’t forget to cancel your hotel reservation.
In addition to the AHA’s Virtual Conference, you might be interested in attending Humanists International’s 2020 Virtual General Assembly in October. For more information, visit humanists.international.
What is the Code of Conduct for the Virtual Conference?
Distant but Together: A Virtual Celebration of Humanism is a welcoming event for all those interested in humanism and the work of the AHA. Although this is a virtual event, we expect all conference attendees to respect others, even those they may disagree with. In general, prohibited conduct includes any abusive conduct–for example, in the chat rooms or Q&A sessions–that has the purpose or effect of unreasonably interfering with another person’s ability to enjoy and participate in the conference. Threatening behavior will be reported to the applicable authorities.