From Ed Brayton: The Foundation Beyond Belief, the nation’s largest humanist charitable organization, is holding its first national conference, “Humanism at Work,” this July 18-20 (2014) at the Hilton Rosemont in Chicago, Illinois.
This conference, the first of its kind in the freethought community, centers on how nontheists can put their compassionate humanism to work for a better world. It will include TED-style presentations on philanthropy, volunteering, and community building, as well as practical workshops, panels, and hands-on volunteer opportunities.
- Evidence-based giving expert CAROLINE FIENNES
- Nigerian humanist and human rights activist LEO IGWE
- Atheist homelessness activist SERAH BLAIN
- HEMLEY GONZALEZ, a humanist at work with the poor in Calcutta
- Atheist authors HEMANT MEHTA and GRETA CHRISTINA
- Social psychologist DR. BRITTANY SHOOTS-REINHARD
- THE PATHFINDERS, three humanists just returned from a year of global service
To register, go to the Humanism at Work website. We’ve worked hard to keep the conference affordable at $129 up to April 15 and $149 after that date. Included in that price is a formal dinner at which we will give away the Heart of Humanism awards to those who have put humanism into action in their local communities and around the world.
This is definitely worth attending! Especially if you–or any atheist, humanist, or secularist group you are a part of (and thus can report back to)–want(s) to get more involved in humanitarianism and philanthropy, or community or other charitable work, or just engage with that realm of activity more as atheists.
If you can afford to go, I recommend it!
Even if you miss the deadline tomorrow, the price bump after that is only twenty dollars.