I received the following email from Michael Payton at CFI Canada:
Dear Fellow Freethinkers,
The year is 2012 and once again the world is ending. According to the remaining records of the Mayan Long Count Calendar, the 13th Ba’ka’tun will count down and end on December 21st 2012.
While the New Age Spiritualists will be busy hocking their remaining crystal balls and spirit rugs, the Mayans would have rested comfortably knowing that the 14th Ba’ka’tun would begin the very next day on December 22nd.
The Mayans would have marked the end of an Era with a large celebration and true to that spirit, CFI Canada is proud to welcome you to;
Thanks to the hard work of our volunteers at CFI Ottawa, we will be hosting the very ﬁrst large scale CFI Conference to Eastern Canada. And we will be welcoming acclaimed speakers such as:
Biologist and author of the Pharyngula Blog.
Executive Director of National Center for Science Education. Click here to learn more.
Columnist for Free Inquiry Magazine and author of Butterﬂies and Wheels Blog.
Philosopher of Science and author of
How to Become a Really
Good Pain in the Ass
And many more speakers covering everything from the Mayan Calendar to Old
Testament Scholarship to Parenting Beyond Belief.
We will be hosting free daycare for all parents, a cocktail reception with PZ Myers on
Saturday Evening as well as a secular sing-along on the Sunday Evening.
As an added bonus to our valued CFI members:
FOR A LIMITED TIME ONLY ALL CFI MEMBERS WILL RECEIVE A DISCOUNT OF $50 OFF OF THEIR TICKET PRICE.
November 30th- December 2nd, 2012
Space is limited to this conference so we recommend purchasing your tickets early and taking advantage of our special deals for CFI members while they last.
Please also follow us on twitter for more details on the events, on speakers and of course for my personal greeting to PZ Myers before his Saturday Address.
See you at the End of the World!
Centre for Inquiry Canada
For more about membership options click here to visit us!
Update @7:56 EDT: Tickets for single days and the Saturday evening Gala will be on sale as of 16 September.