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Friday 21 June 2019
– Sunday 23 June 2019

Athena
Queen Street
Leicester
LE1 1QD

Tickets

Convention

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General entry to Humanists UK Convention 2019 is once again the most affordable ever, with tickets priced at just £99, and a special student rate of £69.

Ticket-holders are entitled to attend all sessions of Convention 2019 from Friday evening through to Sunday afternoon.

Convention ticket £99 Student ticket £69

Food add-ons

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Convention 2019 takes place in Athena, right in the heart of the city centre, with shops and restaurants close at hand.

Attendees may choose to join us for coffees, and a buffet lunch on both days, and for the Gala Dinner on Saturday evening.

Dinner includes sparkling wine drinks reception, three-course meal, and an assortment of wines and beer at your table.

plus coffees and lunch +£45 plus coffees, lunch, and Gala Dinner +£110

Humanist Professionals Conference

Pioneered in 2017 and having grown in 2018, Humanist Professionals Conference will provide valuable training, CPD, and networking opportunities for all humanist professionals – celebrants, pastoral carers, school speakers, local group leaders, SACRE representatives, humanist student leaders – and those aspiring to become one.

Humanist Professionals Conference £29

Testimonials

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We had the best time. Organisers should be widely congratulated for a really good convention and for going out of their way for making it a good event for people to attend!  

Humanists UK Convention 2018 attendee

 

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It was an amazing, well organised event. Best convention yet!  

Humanists UK Convention 2018 attendee

 

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There were amazing talks, with well-reasoned and respectful debate and discussions  

Humanists UK Convention 2018 attendee

 

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It was great to have a chance to meet and catch up with other people around the country who are working for the same cause  

Humanists UK Convention 2018 attendee

 

Speakers

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Alice
Roberts

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Hamza
bin Walayat

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Felicity Hannah

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Adam Rutherford

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Christina Patterson

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John Curtice

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Joan Bakewell

with many more speakers to be announced…


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Alice Roberts

Paleontologist

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Adam Rutherford

Geneticist

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Joan Bakewell

Journalist and Labour peer

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Hamza bin Walayat

Humanist asylum seeker

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Felicity Hannah

Journalist

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Christina Patterson

Writer, broadcaster, and columnist

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John Curtice

President of the British Polling Council

with many more speakers to be announced…


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Programme

Overview

Friday

Start time End time Session
10:30 17:00 Humanist Professionals Conference
19:00 21:00 Comedy evening
21:00 00:00 Welcome drinks

See the respective tab below for the full programme for the Humanist Professionals Conference.

Saturday

Start time End time Session
09:00 17:00 Saturday day sessions
19:00 00:00 Drinks reception and gala dinner
Sunday

Start time End time Session
10:00 14:00 Sunday day sessions
14:00 16:00 Humanists UK AGM
16:00 17:00 Drinks with trustees
17:00   Close

Friday

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Saturday

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Sunday

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Venue

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Our home for the weekend is the ancient city of Leicester, home to one of the oldest secular societies in the world. Convention 2019 will take place in Athena Theatre, a beautiful art deco Grade II listed building in the heart of the city centre.Book your ticket

Accommodation

The hotels listed below are all within 15 minutes’ walk of the venue. They are provided for your convenience, and not intended as a recommendation.

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Humanist Professionals Conference

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Pioneered in 2017 and having grown in 2018, the Humanist Professionals Conference will be integrated with Humanists UK Convention 2019. Taking place from 10:30 on Friday 21 June, the conference will provide valuable training, CPD, and networking opportunities for all humanist professionals – celebrants, pastoral carers, school speakers, local group leaders, SACRE representatives, and Humanist Students leaders – and those aspiring to become one.Tickets to Humanist Professionals Conference 2019 can be bought alongside Humanists UK Convention 2019 tickets for a £29 surcharge, or as a standalone ticket for £59. Please note there are only a limited number of tickets available for the Humanist Professionals Conference, and that they will be allocated on a first-come-first-served basis. Book your ticket
Programme

Timings are provisional and subject to change.

Time Session
10:30 Registration
11:00 Welcome
11:10 Plenary 1
11:30 Workshops
12:15 Comfort break
12:30 Plenary 2
13:15 Lunch
14:00 Workshops
14:45 Comfort break
15:00 Workshops
15:45 Comfort break
16:00 Plenary 3
16:20 Thanks
16:30 Ends
17:00 Free time for dinner
19:00 Humanists UK Convention 2019 begins

Accessibility

There is a ramp at the front of the building, and all areas of the ground floor are accessible by wheelchair. The accessible bathroom is through a door to the left of the stage.

A hearing loop will be provided in the theatre.

Event policies

Cancellations

Bookings may be cancelled free of charge up to 120 days prior to the Convention start date (by 21 February 2019, inclusive). Bookings cancelled 60-119 days (by 22 April 2019, inclusive) from the start date will incur a 50% charge of the full price of the ticket. Cancellations made within 60 days of the Convention start date (from 22 April, inclusive) will not be refunded, but may, at the discretion of Humanists UK and with no less than 21 days’ notice (by 31 May 2019, inclusive), be transferred to another eligible individual. Any refunds for ticket cancellations will be processed within two months.

Early Bird pricing

Early Bird tickets will be available until 31 January 2019, or until the first 100 Convention tickets are sold, whichever comes first. Humanists UK reserves the right to extend, curtail, or otherwise alter, the Early Bird ticket period, or Early Bird ticket allocation, without prior notice. Early bird ticket sales have now ended.

Speakers

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 Humanists UK Convention 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, for eternity, 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 events@humanism.org.uk and we will do our best to accommodate you.

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