The NZARH will be holding a national conference in February. Titles ‘Future Directions of Rationalism and Humanism’ it will feature professors from New Zealand and the United Kingdom. It will be held between Friday 13th of February to Sunday 15th in Havelock North, Hawkes Bay.

There will be speakers from various New Zealand free-thought and science groups.The Conference will be held in the Hawke’s Bay. It will be at Duart House, 51 Duart Road, Havelock North.

While the conference is hosted by NZARH Hawke’s Bay we look forward to good representation from The Humanist Society of New Zealand and Skeptics New Zealand. We hope that the conference will result in positive dialogue between representatives of the three organisations.

The timing of the conference will allow participants to remain in Hawke’s Bay if they wish, for Art Deco weekend on the 19th to 22nd February, 2015. MC for the conference will be NZARH Life Member and past President, Ngaire McCarthy.

The conference will be moderated by Sara Passmore, current Head of Education and Promotion British Humanist Association. Speakers at the conference will include representatives from the NZ Association of Rationalists & Humanists, the Humanist Society of New Zealand and Skeptics New Zealand as well as: Professor Martin Manning, University of Victoria – represented New Zealand on the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC).

Professor Guy Standing, University of London whose recent work has focused on the emerging precariat class and the need to move towards unconditional basic income and deliberative democracy. Russell Wills, New Zealand Children’s Commissioner – Discussing future issues of young people in New Zealand.

There will also be a panel discussion from the three free-thought organisations, titled ‘Future Directions of Rationalism and Humanism.’

Registration is now open and we recommend that participants REGISTER and reserve accommodation as soon as possible as demand is strong in Hawke’s Bay at the time of Art Deco and a concert at Black Barn on Friday 13th February. CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD REGISTRATION FORM