The World Humanist Congress is the largest gathering of humanists from around the globe. The 2023 congress is being organized on behalf of Humanists International by the following five Nordic humanist organizations: the Danish Humanist Society (Humanistisk Samfund), the Norwegian Humanist Association (Human-Etisk Forbund), Humanists Sweden (Humanisterna), Humanists Iceland (Siðmennt) and the Union of Freethinkers, Finland (Vapaa ajattelijat).
The theme of the 2023 congress is “Building Better Democracies Through Humanist Values”. Democracy is threatened on many fronts in the world today. We will examine some of the threats but first and foremost we will focus on how humanist values and practices can contribute to building and supporting strong and well-functioning democracies. You can read more about the theme of the congress here.
The Congress will take place in the center of Copenhagen, Denmark from Friday August 4 to Sunday 6 2023. In the days leading up to the Congress, there will be other activities too, if you wish to travel to Copenhagen early.
Plus many more speakers and panelists from within and outside of the humanist movement. For the full list of speakers and program updates, visit the congress website here.