Hi George! As well as hosting the Aussie/Kiwi group here on Nexus, I'm also the media and communications consultant for the forthcoming "Rise of Atheism" Global Atheist Convention to be held in Melbourne in March 2010. The Convention is being organized jointly by Atheist Alliance International and the Atheist Foundation of Australia.
I wonder if you could let your Minnesota Atheists know that tickets for the convention are now available online at the Convention website. We are expecting nearly 3,000 delegates, so this convention is going to be huge.
Confirmed speakers include: Richard Dawkins, AC Grayling, PZ Myers, Dan Barker, Peter Singer, Taslima Nasrin and many more.
Anything you can do to help us get the word out would be greatly appreciated.
I have to give you a sincere thank you for your response on the Abortion discussion in the forums. If you lived closer, I would take you out for dinner and pick your brains. You stated what has been churning around in my head far better than I could have, and I appreciate it.