A lot of people rushed to get tickets to September’s Atheist Alliance International convention in Washington D.C. the moment they became available. No one expected that level of interest and no one knew that so many “atheist luminaries” would be able to speak at the convention. It sold out in a hurry (so did a second batch of tickets) and there are still over 500 people currently on the waiting list to get in.
But now, you can watch the entire convention proceedings from your home at a fraction of the cost. It will be streamed live via the Internet, but it will only be available to those who purchase a special password.
… you can purchase an Internet password through AAI for the cost of $35 for one event (selecting either the Thursday, September 27 Fundraiser, the Friday, September 28 Dawkins and Harris Program, the Saturday, September 29 Plenary, the Saturday Night Awards Banquet, or the Sunday, September 30 Secular Ceremonies Event), two for $70 or $95 for all 5 events (Thursday, September 27-September 30 as described above).
If you’re interested in this option, go here. Click on “Crystal Clear Atheism” and follow the directions.
For those who take this route, there is a perk:
As an extra bonus, you will be able to log on after the show and download the WMV file so that you can watch it from your own hard drive. The shows will be posted after the live broadcast, and the convention activities will remain on the server for a week to be viewed or downloaded only by people who have purchased passwords.
The deadline to sign up is September 19th.
One idea would be to host a big party (this convention’s like a pay-per-view event!) and invite other freethinkers to pitch in for the costs.
If none of this works for you, the DVD of the convention will go on sale in October.
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