How many more conferences can you bear?

This is getting ridiculous. Another collision: on 18-20 May, I’ll be attending Imagine No Religion in Kamloops, BC. At the same time, the Women in Secularism conference is taking place on the other side of the continent, in Washington DC. I can’t be at both!

But I do have a proxy. My daughter Skatje will be traveling to DC, and she will also be posting the occasional summary of the days’ events here on Pharyngula. One blog, two conferences. We shall do everything!

Warning: if you are at the same conference with Skatje, do not attempt to weasel sordid stories of her awful father and his goofy behavior out of her — she is under strict instructions to obey that one commandment about honoring your father and mother. Also, the one about killing.

OK, maybe not the one about killing if you get too pushy.


  1. says

    Yeah I’m really frustrated about missing the Kamloops one, especially since I was invited – but after the Women in Secularism one. I want all the things.

  2. Kevin Anthoney says

    But, surely, the best way to honour your parents is to proudly relate their accomplishments to random strangers in bars?

  3. lijdare says

    Take a spinning rod, real, and some Blue Fox spinners, skip the conference and get some solitude on the Thompson or an area lake fishing.

  4. julietdefarge says

    Ugh, why does the Women in Secularism conference have to be so expensive?
    Three-day Conference General Admission: $219
    CFI Member Discount Admission: $195

    Those are Republicans-only prices. Seriously, screw the Marriott, have it in a high school auditorium. Pre-reg for Otakon is $70.

  5. melody says

    Hi all, I am organizer of the conference. The $219 price is actually at cost and the membership price is below that. We aren’t expecting to make any money from the conference unless someone gives us a big donation. :) We tried to make the cost as low as possible so more people could come.