World Humanist Conference 2014

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#1  Postby Blip » Oct 11, 2013 1:56 pm

Details here. I'm thinking of attending.
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Re: World Humanist Conference 2014

#2  Postby HomerJay » Oct 11, 2013 2:01 pm

Don't let anyone fill your glass without asking you first.

300 notes though!

Did you get an email a few days ago inviting you to dinner with Richard Dawkins?

That was £500 or maybe dollars, it was in Merika.
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#3  Postby Blip » Oct 11, 2013 2:10 pm

HomerJay wrote:Don't let anyone fill your glass without asking you first.

300 notes though!

Did you get an email a few days ago inviting you to dinner with Richard Dawkins?

That was £500 or maybe dollars, it was in Merika.


I'm obviously not on that mailing list: I got this notification from the British Humanist Association (I'm a member).

I must say that I thought this event looked like good value, given that it includes accommodation and meals as well as the programme.
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#4  Postby Regina » Oct 11, 2013 2:14 pm

Blip wrote:Details here. I'm thinking of attending.

So does PZ Myers. :grin:
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#5  Postby Animavore » Oct 11, 2013 2:16 pm

I'd love to go. Though if I did, I think I'll use the stairs this time.



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#6  Postby Regina » Oct 11, 2013 2:22 pm

Animavore wrote:I'd love to go. Though if I did, I think I'll use the stairs this time.



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But you'd miss out on all the fun, then.
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Re: World Humanist Conference 2014

#7  Postby HomerJay » Oct 11, 2013 2:25 pm

Blip wrote:
HomerJay wrote:Don't let anyone fill your glass without asking you first.

300 notes though!

Did you get an email a few days ago inviting you to dinner with Richard Dawkins?

That was £500 or maybe dollars, it was in Merika.


I'm obviously not on that mailing list: I got this notification from the British Humanist Association (I'm a member).

I must say that I thought this event looked like good value, given that it includes accommodation and meals as well as the programme.

Does it include accomodation? I was looking for that and didn't see a mention.
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Re: World Humanist Conference 2014

#8  Postby Blip » Oct 11, 2013 2:29 pm

HomerJay wrote:
Does it include accomodation? I was looking for that and didn't see a mention.


You're quite right: the BHA package has an accommodation option and I misread it. It's another £300 or so for accommodation. I still don't think that's bad, though.
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#9  Postby Animavore » Oct 11, 2013 2:41 pm

It's bloody loads! A weekend at the Electric Picnic costs less than half that.
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Re: World Humanist Conference 2014

#10  Postby Blip » Jan 25, 2014 2:34 pm

OK, I've just booked my ticket for this. If anyone else is thinking of going, two-thirds of the places have been sold, apparently, so it would be sensible to book sooner rather than later.
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Re: World Humanist Conference 2014

#11  Postby The_Metatron » Jan 25, 2014 7:12 pm

Blip wrote:OK, I've just booked my ticket for this. If anyone else is thinking of going, two-thirds of the places have been sold, apparently, so it would be sensible to book sooner rather than later.

I'm in. Don't know if I'll be attending everything, and I'm not bringing T_Metatrix, Primus, and Tertius. This isn't so much their bag.

I'm wondering about that dinner. I wasn't planning on bringing a coat and tie. Do I need to, do you think?
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#12  Postby james1v » Jan 25, 2014 8:25 pm

:think: I would love to go, but i may have to be in Glasgow around that time. It would be a long trek. It will be at least three weeks until i know for definate. They may have sold out by then.
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#13  Postby KeenIdiot » Jan 25, 2014 9:03 pm

Damn, wish I wasn't a poor recluse.
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#14  Postby The_Metatron » Jan 25, 2014 9:13 pm

james1v wrote::think: I would love to go, but i may have to be in Glasgow around that time. It would be a long trek. It will be at least three weeks until i know for definate. They may have sold out by then.

I hear they don't accept people who can't spell.
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Re: World Humanist Conference 2014

#15  Postby Keep It Real » Jan 25, 2014 9:51 pm

I'd attend but I don't have much to contribute. Better my seat goes to a visionary intellect with some excellent positive ideas - wouldn't want to crowd the room with meat when tickets are so scarce.

:edit: maybe I could go, pushing the agenda that Darwin Day be a national/international/interplanetary vacation. :think:
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Re: World Humanist Conference 2014

#16  Postby james1v » Jan 25, 2014 9:58 pm

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james1v wrote::think: I would love to go, but i may have to be in Glasgow around that time. It would be a long trek. It will be at least three weeks until i know for definate. They may have sold out by then.

I hear they don't accept people who can't spell.



Bugger! I definitely wont be going then! :)
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#17  Postby Blip » Jan 26, 2014 10:20 am

The_Metatron wrote:
Blip wrote:OK, I've just booked my ticket for this. If anyone else is thinking of going, two-thirds of the places have been sold, apparently, so it would be sensible to book sooner rather than later.

I'm in. Don't know if I'll be attending everything, and I'm not bringing T_Metatrix, Primus, and Tertius. This isn't so much their bag.

I'm wondering about that dinner. I wasn't planning on bringing a coat and tie. Do I need to, do you think?


It's described as a 'gala dinner', which would suggest jacket and tie, but I can't find any confirmation of that hunch. The organisers will probably clarify when they send out the joining instructions.
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Re: World Humanist Conference 2014

#18  Postby Blip » Aug 11, 2014 11:14 am

I had a wonderful time at the World Humanist Congress this weekend: I freely confess that I'm now exhausted simply because I'm no longer used to intellectual stimulation at that level for eight hours a day, three days running.

Highlights for me were presentations by A C Grayling and Janet Radcliffe Richards: the latter's luminous intelligence just blew me away.

I met some really interesting delegates too, especially a woman from Uganda and another from Nepal; the former is working on sex and reproductive health education for young people, much needed there (and elsewhere, for that matter).
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