What is it to be human? How can we best live our lives in today’s complex world? What values show humanity at its finest, and how can these be cultivated? As part of our series of events ‘Interdisciplinary Perspectives On Social Values’, we will explore these questions under the conference theme ‘The Art of Being Human’. We begin this series by considering four positive aspects of the human condition: forgiveness, decency, trust, and gratitude. This conference opens space for academic, artistic, activist, and professional perspectives on what it means to be human.