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Postby romansh » Tue Jan 20, 2015 9:36 pm

This might be of interest to those of us in the north west
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Postby Carol » Wed Jan 21, 2015 6:40 pm

I would love to attend and I'm sure it would be excellent. Price isn't too unreasonable with that many speakers at $379 no meals or 500+ with meals.

Unfortunately, I won't be able to get away this summer. Already a full agenda of landscaping and a few side trips.

Hope you're able to catch it though.
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Postby romansh » Wed Jan 21, 2015 10:22 pm

Carol wrote:I would love to attend and I'm sure it would be excellent. Price isn't too unreasonable with that many speakers at $379 no meals or 500+ with meals.

Unfortunately, I won't be able to get away this summer. Already a full agenda of landscaping and a few side trips.

Hope you're able to catch it though.

I'm trying persuade my wife ... though belly dancing in Spokane seems more attractive to her at the moment.
Go figure.
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Postby Carol » Thu Jan 22, 2015 4:27 pm

romansh wrote:
Carol wrote:I would love to attend and I'm sure it would be excellent. Price isn't too unreasonable with that many speakers at $379 no meals or 500+ with meals.

Unfortunately, I won't be able to get away this summer. Already a full agenda of landscaping and a few side trips.

Hope you're able to catch it though.

I'm trying persuade my wife ... though belly dancing in Spokane seems more attractive her at the moment.
Go figure.


I think she should concede on this one. ;) Not too often we get this quality of conference in our area. I would also like the gorgeous drive. But like I said, have to pass. So disappointed!

We have a fairly new North Idaho group that is connected to the Spokane group I believe you said you visited a few years back. We decided to start our own here in Idaho to save the drive. It's called North Idaho Secular Society. Meets once a month with regular guests, full agenda, good conversation and food. If you ever get down this way again, you'll have to let me know, get together and attend our group.
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Postby Ayn Marx » Sun Feb 01, 2015 1:18 pm

Scrolling through the speakers at this conference and reading their profiles I came across Robert Price and his publications. Not having encountered his work previously and finding all his titles aroused my curiosity I've ordered most of them on-line. So, thanks Romansh for the conference link. I can't go but I've found a valuable resource in Price's work I suspect.
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Postby romansh » Sat Mar 28, 2015 10:40 am

Booked for the conference ... it was sold out.

The good news is, was put on the wait list and the next day they phoned back with a cancellation.
My wife and I are going to Vancouver

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Postby romansh » Thu Jun 04, 2015 10:22 am

Starts tomorrow.
Over the weekend will hear Richard Dawkins and Lawrence Krauss speak.
Dr Coyne will be giving his arguments against free will :)

Plus it will be interesting to listen to the speakers who I am not familiar have to say.
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Postby romansh » Sun Jun 07, 2015 6:08 pm

Amazing week end and some brilliant speakers and I would say mostly excellent ones.

Will add some detail when I get back home next week

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Re: conference(s)

Postby AB517 » Tue Jun 09, 2015 7:24 am

cool rom,

any new idea's we didn't hear before?
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Postby romansh » Tue Jun 09, 2015 5:51 pm

AB517 wrote:cool rom,

any new idea's we didn't hear before?

I think most of what I heard I had heard before in some form another.

I was really impressed with Maryam Namazie.
Essentially she has put her life on the line for her beliefs.

http://www.maryamnamazie.com/
just crawl her website ... and imagine what an average imam will make of her.

Her passion was amazing.

I will slowly collect my thoughts ... and find appropriate links for some of the presentations.
Bad news ... In Vancouver Chapters was closing down on Robson St but I did find a second hand bookshop nearby that looked like it could have been out of Harry Potter.
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