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February 2017

BHA Darwin Day Lecture 2017 – Cosmic Natural Selection – Professor Lawrence Krauss

February 11 at 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Central London venue to be confirmed London, United Kingdom + Google Map

Saturday 11 February | 13:30 – 15:30 | Central London, Venue TBC The lecture will be delivered by Professor Lawrence Krauss, and chaired as always by Professor Richard Dawkins. Each February, people around the world come together for Darwin Day, a celebration of the life of Charles Darwin and his enormously influential discovery of evolution by natural selection. The BHA has organised a Darwin Day Lecture in London each year since 2003, and it is the largest event of its…

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International Darwin Day

February 12

International Darwin Day will inspire people throughout the globe to reflect and act on the principles of intellectual bravery, perpetual curiosity, scientific thinking, and hunger for truth as embodied in Charles Darwin. It will be a day of celebration, activism, and international cooperation for the advancement of science, education, and human well-being. Find out much more, including details of events around the world marking Darwin Day here: International Darwin Day  

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The Hague Freedom Book Fair 2017

February 24 at 1:00 pm - February 27 at 8:30 pm
Nutshuis, Riviervismarkt 5
The Hague, 2513 AM Netherlands
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Free

From February 24 to February 27, we are going to host ‘The Hague Freedom Book Fair 2017’ at the Nutshuis, The Hague; with participation from publishers from different parts of the world. There will also be panel discussions on freedom of expression in Bangladesh and Turkey, freedom of expression in regarding LGBT movements in religious societies, and also on overall situation of freedom of expression around the world. The Hague Peace Projects, Mukto-Mona and other international organizations hosted a book…

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FIRA 10th National Conference

February 25 - February 26
BTR Memorial Hall, Nanksar Nagar, Barnala
Thiruvananthapuram, Punjab 148101 India
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500Rs

The Federation of Indian Rationalist Associations (FIRA) is an umbrella body of more than 80 rationalist, atheist, skeptic, secularist and science organisations in India. Join their 10th National Conference the 25th and 26th February in Thiruvananthapuram at the BTR Memorial Hall (Street No: 2, Nanksar Nagar, Barnala, Punjab-148101). For more details and contacts, please visit this website.

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March 2017

Seminar of the Northern Humanists

March 4 - March 5
Unnamed Venue Helsinki, Finland + Google Map

Seminar of the Northern Humanists - Suomen Humanistiliitto (Humanist Association of Finland) and Vapaa-ajattelijain liitto ry (Union of Freethinkers of Finland) Saturday 04 March 2017 The Northern co-operation, it´s history and meaning in the global world - Ph. D. Erkki Tuomioja – to include brief comments from all represented countries Children and young people / Freedom of religion, Kaisa Robbins Philosophy of life - Counselor Satu Elo Prometheus camps Democracy, its strength and difficulties - Tuomas Kurttila (Ombudsman for children)…

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Blasphemy Laws in a Digital Age

March 7 at 2:30 pm - 4:00 pm
Palais des Nations, 1211
Geneva, Switzerland
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Free

7th March 2017, 14:30-16:00 United Nation, Palais des Nations (Room XXVII) Geneva, Switzerland organised by sponsored by Blasphemy laws have always posed a grave threat to the exercise of the fundamental human rights to freedom of religion, belief, and expression. Their mere existence creates taboos and curtails freedom of thought. Their enforcement means countless secular commentators and religious minorities continue to be harassed, jailed, tortured and killed. Many of these individuals are expressing legitimate human rights concerns, or engaging in…

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Freedom of Religion or Belief: Towards an Agenda for Implementation

March 8 at 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Palais des Nations, 1211
Geneva, Switzerland
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Free

8th March 2017, 13:00-14:30 United Nation, Palais des Nations (Room XXIII) Geneva, Switzerland The fundamental right to freedom of religion or belief remains challenged in many parts of the world. Violations or abuses of freedom of religion or belief, committed both by state and non-state actors, are widespread and complex and affect people in all parts of the world, highlighting the need for an agenda for implementation. Crucial to the protection and advancement of the right to freedom of religion…

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April 2017

Australian Humanist Convention 2017

April 7 - April 9
Ibis Melbourne Hotel and Apartments, 15-21 Therry Street
Melbourne , Victoria VIC 3000 Australia
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215$ - 315$

The Council of Australian Humanist Societies, together with the Humanist Society of Victoria present the Australian Humanist Convention 2017. The 52nd annual convention promises to be educational, motivational and fun for all delegates. Humanists from around Australia will gather to share their insights and listen to world renowned speakers including A.C. Grayling and Peter Singer.

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May 2017

International Humanism: Meet and greet

May 30 at 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Holiday Inn (Washington DC-Central/White House), 1501 Rhode Island Ave NW
Washington, D.C., DC 20005 United States
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Free

Please join representatives of the International Humanist and Ethical Union for a fun and relaxing evening where you can learn more about the international effort to promote free expression and humanist ideas. You will hear an update on the global campaign to protect freedom of thought and expression, including on how you can help support the global effort. Please RSVP if you can attend, by emailing dc@iheu.org to indicate that you will attend, and how many guests you will bring.…

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June 2017

Imagine No Religion 7

June 2 - June 4
Sheraton Toronto Airport Hotel & Conference Centre, 801 Dixon Road
Toronto, ON M9W 1J5 Canada
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See full schedule at: imaginenoreligion.ca/schedule/ The conference takes place at the Sheraton Airport Hotel and Conference Centre in Toronto. We recommend you reserve your room soon. Call (416) 675-6100 for reservations at the conference rate. Westjet is offering 10% off airfares for conference attendees, please contact our travel agent Joanne White via email at joanne.white@flightcentre.ca for this special discount.

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