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Humanism in Action Conference

 Registration is closed for this event
October 1st, 2020 13:30   --   October 3rd, 2020 15:30

Our 2020 Sections Summit and Group Representatives Annual Meeting were cancelled due to the pandemic. In their place, we are pleased to host the Humanism in Action Conference, an entirely online event, taking place 1–3 October 2020.

This new and innovative event will bring together partner groups, sections, and branches from across the country to a series of workshops, networking events, and presentations, each delivered through online platforms.

Individual sessions are spread out across the week to provide as much flexibility as possible, with sessions taking place in the afternoon and early evening, including sessions on the Saturday.

We have a few topics of conversation confirmed already, and again this year we will facilitate a series of short discussions on innovative activities local groups are undertaking.

Register below, and please encourage volunteers in your group to do so as well.

Register today


Time Topic Facilitator
Thursday 1 October
14:30 Welcome and introductions Teddy Prout
Director of Community Services
15:30 The One Life course – what it is, and how to run it Luke Donnellan
Director of Understanding Humanism
16:30 IT Provision and use Andrew West
Director of IT
17:30 Attracting the next generation of humanists Glenn Hicks
Coordinator, Young Humanists
18:30 From partner to branch Teddy Prout
Director of Community Services

Julian Webb
Chichester Humanists
Friday 2 October
14:30 Recruiting and making the most of volunteers Karen Rice
Administration and Office Manager
15:30 Campaigning and supporting locally Richy Thompson
Director of Public Affairs and Policy
16:30 Safeguarding Catriona McLellan
Director of Operations
17:30 Planning for the future Chrissie Hackett
Bristol Humanists
18:30 Running a group online in the current circumstances Julian Webb
Chicester Humanists
19:30 How to understand what members and supporters want Simon Nightingale
Shropshire Humanists
Saturday 3 October
12:30 Learning from others Free discussion, facilitated by Teddy Prout
Director of Community Services
13:30 The latest Religion and Belief landscape in the UK Jeremy Rodell
Dialogue Officer
14:30 Public speaking and presentation Rajin Chowdhury
Chair, Sheffield Humanists
15:30 Humanist history and heritage Madeleine Goodall
Humanist Heritage Coordinator


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