Notice of IHEU General Assembly 2018

  • post Type / Humanists International News
  • Date / 28 February 2018

The 2018 IHEU General Assembly (GA) will take place on Sunday 5 August 2018 in Auckland, New Zealand, as part of several events hosted by the Humanist Society of New Zealand over the same weekend.

The General Assembly brings together representatives of IHEU Member Organizations from all over the world to form the democratic governing body of the IHEU. We hold our General Assembly each year in conjunction with a conference hosted by one of our Member Organizations. In 2018, we’re in Auckland, hosted by the Humanist Society of New Zealand, who are holding an international conference on Saturday 4 August.



Registration for IHEU General Assembly is now closed.


More details on the conference on Saturday 4 August, including registration and payment for the international conference on the Saturday, as well as travel and accommodation advice, can be found on the conference website by our hosts Humanist Society of New Zealand: http://conference.humanist.nz/

You may book accommodation with a conference discount rate using promo code: Nzarh. For more information on travel and accomodation see: conference.humanist.nz/planning-your-visit

Venue: Heritage Hotel, 35 Hobson St, Auckland, 1010

Friday 3 August
Registration (16:00-18:00)
Welcome Event (18:00-22:00)

Saturday 4 August
International conference hosted by Humanist Society of New Zealand (08:30-17:40)
Gala dinner, entertainment, awards (19:00-late)

Sunday 5 August
IHEU General Assembly, for IHEU delegates (09:00-16:00)

An optional tour is being organized from Tuesday, returning to Auckland on Thursday.

Tuesday 7–Thursday 9 August
Tour from Auckland

On the Monday before all these events, a special event will take place at the Parliament in Wellington.

Monday 30 July
Parliamentary reception in Wellington. (NOTE: This is a change to the previously stated date.)

IHEU Member Organization representatives and Individual Supporters may register for IHEU General Assembly above. For all other conference tickets and to register for the tour and other events see: http://conference.humanist.nz/

Administration for the IHEU General Assembly

Deadline for submission of agenda items
Wednesday 6 June
Please email agenda items to [email protected] in the first instance.

Deadline for nominations for the Distinguished Services to Humanism Award
Wednesday 20 June
Download: Nominations for the 2018 Distinguished Services to Humanism Award

Deadline for nominations to the Board
Thursday 21 June
Download: Board Nomination Form 2018

Deadline for nomination of representatives (i.e. voting delegates) to the General Assembly
Tuesday 26 June
Please email [email protected] to specify your voting delegates

Deadline for registration of all delegates to the General Assembly
Friday 6 July
Please use the Registration form linked above.

Deadline for agenda and papers to be made available to all Member Organizations
Friday 6 July
We will send the papers to all registered delegates.

Deadline for nominating a proxy vote
Saturday 28 July
Download: Proxy nomination IHEU GA2018

Travel grants programme

Eligible IHEU Member Organizations can apply for grants to cover some of the costs associated with sending representatives to the General Assembly. Please see:

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