What is the 2020 World Humanist Congress?
The World Humanist Congress is held every three years in a different city around the world, hosted for Humanists International by one of its member organizations. This year the Congress is being held in Miami, Florida, hosted by the American Humanist Association.
The American Humanist Association is proud to host the 2020 World Humanist Congress in Miami in partnership with Humanists International. The Congress will bring together over 100 humanist, atheist and skeptic organizations globally, bringing together delegates from over fifty countries for a three-day program of plenary sessions and panel discussions featuring international speakers, workshops, leadership and campaigning training, arts and performances, and vital networking to make connections and build the global movement.
The 2020 Congress will focus on the values and ideas that unite the humanist movement globally. What brings us together to create a cohesive global humanist culture? What does it mean to be humanist? We’ll examine humanist perspectives on human rights, the importance of supporting apostates and ending blasphemy laws, the humanist role in issues of migration and the climate crisis, approaches to death and loss, the role of young humanists, humanist education, our role in mass media and much more. We will forge new connections and strengthen existing contacts, helping to understand each other better and grow the humanist community around the globe.
What are the dates of the Congress?
The 2020 World Humanist Congress will be held on Thursday, August 6th – Sunday, August 9th.
How do I register for the Congress?
Is it still possible to be a speaker at the Congress?
Our schedule for the 2020 Congress is full and we are no longer accepting speaker applications.
Which airport should I fly into?
The closest airport to the Congress location is Miami International Airport (MIA), which is approximately a 20 minute drive from the Hyatt Regency Miami, depending on traffic.
You can also use the Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport (FLL) which is approximately a 45 minute drive from the Hyatt Regency Miami, depending on traffic.
Do you have discounts for hotel rooms?
Yes! You can find out more about hotel rooms at the Congress venue, the Hyatt Regency Miami, by clicking here.
Will there be books available for purchase and author signings?
There will be an Authors Event, book-signing and meet-and-greet, at the Congress on Saturday evening. (Check the Schedule page.) Keynote speakers and awardees may also be signing books after their specific events.
Can I volunteer for the Congress?
Yes! We welcome volunteer help. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org to let us know about your interest.
Can I promote my organization/cause at the Congress?
Yes! We are offering a variety of sponsorship and exhibitor opportunities. Check the Sponsor page for more details.
What is your Code of Conduct policy at the Congress?
The 2020 World Humanist Congress is a welcoming event for all those interested in humanism and the work of Humanists International and 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 Hyatt Regency Miami cannot be held liable for any injuries or losses that take place during the course of the 2020 World Humanist Congress, including pre- and post-conference events.
I want to tweet about the Congress and during the Congress. What’s the hashtag?
We encourage you to talk about the World Humanist Congress on social media! The hashtag is #humanism2020.
I’m a member of the media and would like to attend the Congress for my article.
We are happy to provide media credentials. Please contact the American Humanist Association’s Communications Associate, Sarah Henry at email@example.com or 202-238-9088 ext: 105.