Keeping the Non-Conference alive
A few of you know how hard I've worked in my 'spare' time the last 3 years to bring the topics of the day to the stage with the best people to give those talks. The Non-Conference is completely self-funded. My personal visa pays for everything and then I cross my fingers there are enough advanced sales to pay bills as they come in. The reality is that there have been more bills than ticket sales and as a result, I am in a significant shortfall position. I want to be able to put on conferences in the future, but it is not realistic at this time. I look at any donation not only as a means to cover that loss, but as a vote of support for the work that I've done, and as a vote of confidence to continue the work in the future. Bringing a first class activist secular conference to Canadians is a passion and one that, I think, has already led to tangible, positive change.
"If religious instruction were not allowed until the child had attained the age of reason, we would be living in a quite different world." - Hitchens