Register Now: IHEU World Humanist Congress in Oxford, UK

The World Humanist Congress is held every three years and is the main event in the calendar of the International Humanist and Ethical Union (IHEU), which unites more than 100 atheist, skeptic, and humanist organizations globally including the American Humanist Association. Maggie Ardiente, AHA Director of Development and Communications, will be one of the speakers at this year’s event.

The British Humanist Association will be sponsoring this year’s World Humanist Congress in Oxford, UK from August 8 to 10, 2014.

In addition to its stunning architecture and rich academic tradition, Oxford has strong humanist roots going back centuries. The World Humanist Congress will allow you to soak up the surroundings of this magical place in some of its most iconic buildings.

The theme of the Congress is Freedom of Thought and Expression and we have a stellar array of top quality speakers from Nobel prize winners, to persecuted free speech activists, to scientists, poets and philosophers at the heights of their discipline. Combined with the once-in-a-lifetime chance to meet fellow humanists from so many countries and eat, drink and socialize with them at the reception, three lunches and gala dinner, and all in some of the most beautiful and famous venues in the world in one of the world’s most famous cities, we’re sure this is going to be an irresistible event.

Tickets are £299 and each ticket includes:

  • Three days of plenary sessions in the Sheldonian Theatre, where generations of Oxford graduates have received their degrees since the 17th century, and workshops, talks, and panel discussions in the 19th century Oxford University Examination Schools
  • Three sit-down ‘English picnic’ style lunches in the Oxford University Examination Schools
  • A gala Congress dinner in the high Gothic surroundings of the Oxford Examination Schools, with special guest speakers
  • A private viewing of the unique collections of the Ashmolean Museum, the first university museum in the modern world, at an evening reception with special guest speakers

High quality but reasonably priced accommodation have been booked in the Colleges of Oxford University but you will need to book your ticket soon to take advantage of it! Full details are on the WHC2014 website at