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 2021 will be the 80th annual conference of the American Humanist Association.
Since travel and gathering in large groups are still difficult for many, 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?
This year, the American Humanist Association will be hosting the virtual conference on Whova, an event management platform. To register, follow the registration links on our Conference website to our Whova registration page. Attendees will be able to access the Conference from their desktop computer or mobile phone by downloading the Whova app.
What is the registration price?
Full Registration is $15 for access to all conference sessions including all lead-up events. We also offer a $5 Student Registration for active students, and a $50 Watch Party Registration for people interested in hosting in-person watch parties.
What is the date and time of the Conference?
The Conference will be held on Saturday, July 24th and Sunday, July 25th from 11:00am – 6:30pm EDT. There will be scheduled breaks throughout the day. Lead-up events begin July 19th and include social events, readings, get-togethers, and more! We’ll also hold a virtual Congressional Lobby Day on Monday, July 25th.
Do I have to download the Whova App to join the conference?
No! You can access the conference right from your desktop computer through a Whova webpage here.
How do I download the Whova App?
The Whova event app is free for event attendees. To download the app, please follow ANY of the steps below:
When you have found Whova, tap to download and install the Whova app.
I want to download the Whova App to view the Conference on my phone or tablet, is there a tutorial on how to use it?
Yes! You can find complete instructions here.
How do I sign in to the event on Whova?
1. Sign in options
2. Create password and type in your name.
3. Profile editing
Other attendees will see this and network with you, so make it look good. You can edit it later; click your profile picture (or a default headshot image) at top-left corner of the event “Home.”
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 #AHACON2021.
What is the Code of Conduct for the Virtual Conference?
AHA’s 80th Annual Conference 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.