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The 2018 IHEU General Assembly (GA) will take place on Sunday 5 August 2018 in Auckland, New Zealand, as part of several events hosted by the Humanist Society of New Zealand.

The General Assembly brings together representatives of IHEU Member Organizations from all over the world to form the democratic governing body of the IHEU. We hold our General Assembly each year in conjunction with a conference hosted by one of our Member Organizations. In 2018, we’re in Auckland, hosted by the Humanist Society of New Zealand.


Register for IHEU General Assembly:


Venue: Heritage Hotel, 35 Hobson St, Auckland, 1010

Friday 3 August
Registration (16:00-18:00)
Welcome Event 

Saturday 4 August
International conference hosted by Humanist Society of New Zealand (08:30-17:40)
Gala dinner, entertainment, awards (19:00-late)

Sunday 5 August
IHEU General Assembly for IHEU delegates (09:00-16:00)

An optional tour is being organized from Tuesday through Thursday and a further event will be held in Wellington the Thursday:

Tuesday 7–Thursday 9 August
Tour from Auckland to Wellington

Thursday 9 August
Parliamentary reception in Wellington for international delegates

More details on the conference, including registration and payment for the international conference on the Saturday, as well as travel and accommodation advice, can be found on the conference website by our hosts Humanist Society of New Zealand:

Administration for the IHEU General Assembly

Deadline for submission of agenda items
Wednesday 6 June
Please email agenda items to in the first instance.

Deadline for nominations for the Distinguished Services to Humanism Award
Wednesday 20 June
Download: Nominations for the 2018 Distinguished Services to Humanism Award

Deadline for nominations to the Board
Thursday 21 June
Download: Nominations to IHEU Board 2018

Deadline for nomination of representatives (i.e. voting delegates) to the General Assembly
Tuesday 26 June
Please email to specify your voting delegates

Deadline for registration of all delegates to the General Assembly
Friday 6 July
Please use the Registration form linked above.

Deadline for agenda and papers to be made available to all Member Organizations
Friday 6 July
We will send the papers to all registered delegates.

Deadline for nominating a proxy vote
Saturday 28 July
Download: Proxy nomination IHEU GA2018

Travel grants programme

Eligible IHEU Member Organizations can apply for grants to cover some of the costs associated with sending representatives to the General Assembly. Please see:

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