Humanists UK has today announced its 2024 Convention, to take place in Cardiff over 14–16 June 2024. Early Bird tickets are on sale now.At the same time, Humanists UK has announced the first six speakers in the Convention line-up, including physicist, oceanographer, and author Dr Helen Czerski, teacher and author Alom Shaha, theoretical physicist, author, broadcaster, and Humanists UK vice president Professor Jim Al-Khalili, neuroscientist and medical doctor Jonathan Illif, Humanist Heritage Coordinator Madeleine Goodall, and geneticist, author, broadcaster, and Humanists UK president Dr Adam Rutherford.
Over 30 scientists, campaigners, comedians, historians, and politicians spoke at the 2023 Convention, and so this opening line-up represents just a small fraction of what attendees can expect in Cardiff in June 2024, with more announcements in the coming weeks and months.
But with a limited number of Early Bird tickets available, those interested are encouraged to book their ticket now.
In advance of the main Convention, Humanist Professionals Conference makes a return in 2024. Taking place during the day on Friday 14 June, Humanist Professionals Conference will offer sessions for humanists doing work in their community – celebrants, school speakers, pastoral support volunteers, SACRE reps, section leaders, and more.
Humanists UK Chief Executive Andrew Copson said:
‘More than 100 years on from the disestablishment of the Church in Wales, tolerance and pluralism have taken root in this modern and confident nation. Today, Wales benefits from a devolved Assembly instituted as a secular body; an open, flourishing, and enriched civic sphere; and strong support for equality and human rights across all demographics, including the right to freedom of religion or belief. We cannot wait to bring our Convention to Cardiff in 2024.’
A limited number of Early Bird tickets went on sale on Wednesday 8 November at 18:00. Book now.
Humanists UK is the national charity working on behalf of non-religious people. Powered by 110,000 members and supporters, we advance free thinking and promote humanism to create a tolerant society where rational thinking and kindness prevail. We provide ceremonies, pastoral care, education, and support services benefitting over a million people every year and our campaigns advance humanist thinking on ethical issues, human rights, and equal treatment for all.