The IHEU 17th World Humanist Congress
Join the International Humanist and Ethical Union and the American Humanist Association for the 17th annual World Humanist Congress in Washington DC at the L’Enfant Plaza Hotel. This exciting event will be held June 5-8, 2008, with extended activities June 4 and 9.
Plenary sessions include topics on human rights, bioethical issues, religious reform, freedom of conscience and expression, Humanist approaches to social problems, and many others.
Speakers include IHEU President Sonja Eggerickx, AHA President Mel Lipman, Maryland State Senator Jamie Raskin, Feminist Majority Foundation President Eleanor Smeal, Rob Boston of Americans United for Separation of Church and State, Lori Lipman Brown of the Secular Coalition for America, and many others to be announced. Accepting the Humanist of the Year award is U.S. Representative Pete Stark, the first openly nontheist member in Congress.
The IHEU World Humanist Congress is a triennial event that has been held in France, India, and the Netherlands. The last Congress held in the United States was 20 years ago. Don’t miss this rare opportunity to participate in this unique conference and meet Humanists from around the globe.
Keep checking our website for more updates on the conference schedule, speakers, and Humanist awardees.