The 2010 Northwest Freethought Alliance Regional Conference
scheduled for March 26th-28th at Renton Technical College has been cancelled due to low registration. Was it a lack of interest? Herding cats? I think it's likely a matter of not getting the word out. How many people knew that this conference happened in Portland last year
? Check out the list of speakers
. I had the opportunity to chat with Harriet Hall, (the Skepdoc), who lives in Puyallup, and was especially riveted by Michel Ulriksen
's talk about her horrific experience at fundamentalist bootcamp.
How many would have attended if they'd only known? At least one guy I met attended on a scholarship and there's always couchsurfing.com to save on (already discounted) hotel rooms.
The coordinator has solicited feedback about the low registration and I sent some suggestions, including plugging the conference on podcasts like Chariots of Iron, or better yet, Atheist News.