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March 2017

Freedom of Religion or Belief: Towards an Agenda for Implementation

2017-03-08 at 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Palais des Nations, 1211
Geneva, Switzerland
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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

2017-04-07 - 2017-04-09
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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June 2017

Imagine No Religion 7

2017-06-02 - 2017-06-04
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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American Humanist Association 76th Annual Conference

2017-06-08 - 2017-06-11
Embassy Suites by Hilton Charleston Airport Hotel & Convention Center, 5055 International Blvd.
North Charleston, SC 29418 United States
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American Ethical Union 102nd Assembly in Baltimore

2017-06-08 at 6:00 pm - 2017-06-11 at 2:00 pm
Holiday Inn (Washington DC-Central/White House), 1501 Rhode Island Ave NW
Washington, D.C., DC 20005 United States
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Join us in Baltimore June 8-11, 2017 for the American Ethical Union’s 102nd Assembly! Details on the theme, schedule, registration, and more will be available early 2017.

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Game Changers – The 2017 Asian Humanism Conference – Manila, Philippines

2017-06-10 - 2017-06-11
THE PEARL MANILA HOTEL, 1155 General Luna street corner Taft and United Nations Avenue
Ermita, Manila, 1000 Philippines
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ABOUT THE CONFERENCE The Asian Humanism Conference is an annual meeting of humanist youth in Asia. Its twofold goals are to help build connections between people and humanist organizations in the region, and to offer training on skills and capacity building to help make groups more effective in the work as humanists. Past conferences have been held in Cebu, Nepal, Singapore, and Taiwan, Province of China. This 2017, the Asian Humanism Conference returns to the Philippines with the theme “Game…

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HumanistenTag 2017 in Nürnberg – Humanists Day 2017 Nuremberg, Germany

2017-06-15 - 2017-06-18

The HumanistenTag 2017 in Nuremberg (15:06. - 06.18.2017) is the place to discuss, dance, wonder and network for people who like to think for themselves and celebrate well. It offers four days brimming with: music cabaret scientific lectures panel discussions get togethers and community events Science Slam and much more! When and where? From 15:06 - 18/06/2017 in Nuremberg's old quarter Who comes? Scientists, artists, Humanists, Freethinkers, agnostics, atheists - people like you and me. Curious? Subscribe to our newsletter…

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July 2017

African Humanist Youth Days 2017

2017-07-07 - 2017-07-08
Orchid Hotel, Plot 3, Dream World Africana Way, Lekki
Lagos, Nigeria
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The second annual African Humanist Youth Days (AHYD) event is scheduled to take place in Lagos, Nigeria on 7 – 8 July, 2017 at the Orchid Hotel, Lekki, Lagos. The theme for this year's event is "African Youth for critical thinking and active Humanism". It will be attended by delegates from Humanist Organizations across Nigeria as well as delegates from Tanzania, Ghana, Uganda, Kenya and Zimbabwe. IHEU Director of Advocacy, Elizabeth O'Casey, is an invited speaker. Download the AHYD Programme (PDF, 268KB)…

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August 2017

One-day international conference and General Assemblies

2017-08-04 - 2017-08-06

The World Humanist Congress scheduled to take place in São Paulo, Brazil in August has been cancelled. In place of the Congress, IHEU is working in partnership with the British Humanist Association to organise a one day international conference on the global challenges of nationalism, populism, religious extremism and illiberalism and the need to defend and promote democracy and human rights in response. The dates for the weekend remain unchanged from those previously advertised: Friday 4 August: The General Assembly…

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December 2017

Freedom of Thought Report 2017 – Launch Event

2017-12-05 at 10:30 am - 1:00 pm
European Parliament, Altiero Spinelli Building
Brussels, Belgium
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The 2017 edition of the IHEU Freedom of Thought Report will be launched at the European Parliament in Brussels, hosted by the Intergroup on Freedom of Religion or Belief and Religious Tolerance. The launch event will be held in the Library at the European Parliament, Brussels, Tuesday 5 December. Arrive 10:30 for 11:00 start, finishing at 1pm. Refreshments provided. Hosted by Dennis de Jong MEP, co-chair of the Intergroup, our expert panel will discuss the report's 2017 findings and the role…

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