Celebrant Conference 2019 is an opportunity for our 400-strong network of Humanist Ceremonies celebrants to come together; to learn from each other, and to strengthen the bonds of our community. It takes place on 2–3 November, at Conference Aston.
A £25 discount is offered on the first 25 tickets bought. Book your ticket
Those wishing to experience Celebrant Conference 2019 without the Gala Dinner and accommodation may wish to purchase a non-residential ticket.
This provides full access to the Conference, excluding dinner and accommodation. Book your ticket
Saturday day tickets are available for £49, and Sunday day tickets are available for £59. These include entry to all sessions that day, teas and coffees, and the Sunday ticket includes lunch.
Those looking to book Day Tickets for Saturday and Sunday should instead purchase a Non-residential ticket. Book your ticket
Full details of the programme are still to be confirmed; watch this space!
|Start time||End time||Session|
|14:35||15:35||Workshop session 1|
|15:55||16:55||Workshop session 2|
|19:15||Meet at bar|
|20:00||Dinner and entertainment|
|Start time||End time||Session|
|From 07:00||Breakfast (included)|
|09:00||10:00||Workshop session 3|
|10:00||10:20||Break/check-out of accommodation|
|10:20||11:20||Workshop session 4|
|13:10||13:20||Close and thanks|
|13:20||Lunch and depart|
Tailor Celebrant Conference 2019 to your needs and interests.
You’ll have a choice of up to 20 workshops, on as wide and varied a range of topics such as: end of life doulas; misconceptions about humanism; how to create goosebumps in a ceremony; writing copy; how to approach funeral directors and attract business; Instagram & Twitter know-how; LGBT and all things equality; and remembrance ceremonies.
More details and a final list of the workshops will be provided here at a later date.
Celebrant Conference 2019 takes place at Conference Aston, in leafy green grounds even with its city-centre location. With the advantage of Birmingham’s excellent transport links, Celebrant Conference 2019 will once again be the easiest Celebrant Conference to reach.
Our plenary space is a large and comfortable room that can accommodate us all comfortably, with two large projector screens to allow all attendees perfect vision of what’s being discussed. Immediately outside our plenary room is a breakout space large enough for all our networking needs – and all our breakout rooms lead directly off from this space too. Free Wi-Fi is available throughout the venue.
All day sessions take place in the same building as the Gala Dinner and hotel – for those with Residential Tickets – meaning no hassle with crossing back and forth between the two venues.
On-site car-parking is available for a flat rate of £7.95 per 24 hours (08:00–08:00), but must be booked in advance.
To apply for a discounted tickets, please visit the ticket page and select ‘Apply for a discounted Residential ticket’. Please note that these are not guaranteed, and discounts will be offered based on the donations made to the Celebrant Conference 2019 bursary.
The deadline to apply is 15 September 2019; successful applicants will be notified of their discount by 17 September 2019.
Bookings may be cancelled free of charge up to 90 days prior to the Conference start date (by 4 August 2019, inclusive). Bookings cancelled 30-89 days (by 3 October 2019, inclusive) from the start date will incur a 50% charge of the full price of the ticket. Cancellations made within 29 days of the Conference start date (from 4 October, inclusive) will not be refunded, but may, at the discretion of Humanists UK and with no less than 21 days’ notice (by 12 October, inclusive), be transferred to another eligible individual. Any refunds for ticket cancellations will be processed within two months.
All appearances are subject to speakers’ work and other commitments.
Photography, video, and audio recording
Humanists UK reserves the right to photograph and record video and audio of all public sections of the Convention and to make public the footage as it sees appropriate. Please be aware that by attending Celebrant Conference 2019, you consent to your voice, name, and/or likeness being used, without compensation, in any and all media, whether now known or hereafter devised, in perpetuity, and you release Humanists UK, its successors, assigns, and licensees from any liability whatsoever of any nature. If you would like to ensure that you are not captured in any media, please contact email@example.com and we will do our best to accommodate you.