Making Humanism Count ...In New England

The 2003 New England Regional AHA Conference

Enjoy a day of Humanism

Freethought Day, Saturday, October 11, 2003.

Unitarian Universalist Church of Worcester
90 Holden Street, Worcester, Mass.

Join Humanists from across New England in Worcester, Mass for a day of Humanism on Saturday, October 11, 2003.

Directions to the conference

Download the flyer or the registration card (PDF format, requires Adobe Acrobat Reader), or use the text version of the registration form.


9:00 - 10:00

Registration and Reception

10:00 - 10:15

Welcome: Tom Ferrick, Humanist Chaplain at Harvard

10:15 - 11:05

Talk 1: Tony Hileman, AHA Executive Director

11:05 - 12:00

Breakout Sessions 1

Tom Ferrick & David Schafer, "Starting and Maintaining an AHA chapter."

June Schafer & Joe Gerstein "Humanist Social Activism"

12:30 - 1:30

Luncheon (included in registration)

1:30 - 2:30

Talk 2: Chip Berlet, analyst

2:30 - 3:30

Breakout Sessions 2

Nashaat Boutros, "The Brain and Belief."

"Political Activism"

3:30 - 4:30

Talk 3 Fred Edwords, editor of the Humanist: "Humanist Manifesto 3"


$25/person; $40/couple until Sept. 6
$30/person; $50/couple Sept. 6 to Oct. 4
$40 per person with no couple discount Oct. 4 to Oct 11

To register, fill out the registration form (text version), or mail names of registrants along with payment to:

NE Regional AHA Conference
51 Pleasant Street, PMB 105
Malden, MA 02148-4904

Make checks payable to: Humanist Association of Massachusetts.

Child Care

Free child care is available on site. Please include the number and ages of children with your registration.

About the Location

The Unitarian Universalist Church of Worcester proudly displays the Happy Humanist symbol on its facade at the corner of Holden Street and Shore Drive. The church is conveniently located on the west side of Worcester two blocks from I-190 and I-290with ample off-street parking.

For More Information

Please call the regional director, Tom Ferrick, at (617) 495-5986.

More information will be available on this web site later in the summer.

Sponsored by the New England Region of the American Humanist Association, in association with the Institute for Humanist Studies.

A Full Day Conference Featuring

  • Tony Hileman, AHA Executive Director
  • Fred Edwords, editor of The Humanist
  • Chip Berlet, Senior Analyst of Political Research Associates
  • Nashaat Boutros, Yale University psychiatrist and brain researcher
  • Joe Gerstein, founding director of SMARTRecovery
  • David E. Schafer, Humanist Institute faculty member
  • Tom Ferrick, Humanist Chaplain of Harvard University
  • June Schafer, chair of the Task Force on Poverty and Economic Justice of the Unitarian Society of New Haven
  • leading regional Humanists conducting workshops and discussion groups on:
    • grassroots Humanism
    • putting Humanism into practice
    • Humanist Manifesto III
    • building broader Humanist communities