What, somebody is turning down money because it’s a tainted source? That’s standing up for what you believe. Skepticon is turning down a sponsorship from CFI.
We here at Skepticon HQ love our movement. We love that we don’t always agree, are wicked smart and have a penchant for awesome hats. Skepticon has always worked hard to cultivate a conference that celebrates such diversity and awesomeness, doing our best to ensure that any and all know that they are welcome and safe at our event.
However, after witnessing the actions of one of our years long sponsors, the Center for Inquiry (CFI), it has come to our attention that, in order to uphold the values that we have come to embody and endorse, we will no longer accept their sponsorship.
So what does this mean for Skepticon? Well, losing a large sponsor is going to hurt a little bit (we’re probably going to have to sell some of those awesome hats were were talking about) but it has made even determined than ever to make a conference that we can be proud of.
P.S.-Want to help us keep our awesome hats? Donate today and help us make your conference even better.
Yikes. I guess you can’t even buy friends anymore.
See that donation link up there? Let’s ease their pain, and try to send them a few pennies, if you can afford it.