Northwest Rogue Mini-Conference

For those of you disappointed that the NW Freethought Conference is not happening, we have a "consolation" event organized on short notice:

Join us at the Rogue Distillery & Public House in Portland for a day of guest lectures, tasty beers, craft spirits, and godless socializing. Join us for lunch, for dinner, or stay for the whole day!

Admission is FREE.

Schedule:

12pm - Event begins, time for lunch, socializing, etc.

1pm - Atheist Ambassadors by Ericka Johnson

2pm - TED Talk video

2.40 pm - Whale Evolution by Jon Peters

3.40 pm -Funding Humanist Art by Fred Strong

4pm - Aliveness, skepticism and superstition in the martial arts by Matt Thornton

5pm -Anti-Apologetics 101 by Peter Boghossian


Rogue Beers & Spirits not to be missed:

Big Ass Barrel - An American Strong Ale brewed in a barrel for 60 days.

Beard Beer - This beer was just released this week and is going fast! Brewed from a yeast from a brewers beard, this light beer is a popular favorite.

Pink Spruce Gin - Pink Spruce Gin, with a slightly more robust body and mouthfeel, highlights the best of Spruce Gin’s already fruity esters and adds smooth, yet restrained flavors of vanilla, oak and tannins.

Hazelnut Spice Rum - Hazelnut Spiced Rum instantly reveals sweet aromas of toasted hazelnut and brown sugar. Medium-bodied, a sweet blend of vanilla, cinnamon and clove set the stage for an oaky, vanilla and bourbon-like finish.

Dead Guy Whiskey - Dead Guy Whiskey has a fresh orange citrus aroma with a delicately sweet, rich malt complex. Medium-bodied, flavors of oak and honey give way to a clean vanilla finish.

Oregon Single Malt Whiskey - Opens with an attractive aroma of floral honey, peach and mango. Medium-to-full bodied, the aromas slowly transition to lush, ripe fruit and brown spice.

Check out their menu here.

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  • Kay

    I like Peter Boghossian's approach, to stick to the "why do you believe this" method with Christians. I might try that.

    1 · April 17, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Really enjoyed Dr Boghossian's piece and
    Matt Thornton (the only ones I caught)

    April 9, 2013

  • Soren

    Fun mini-conference. Loved the evolution talk. More please.

    April 8, 2013

  • glen r.

    I made it in time for "Whale Evolution" and seriously loved the "Aliveness" presentation. We left before "Anti-apologetics" because I simply couldn't hear well enough. Rogue didn't seem very cooperative to me. Regardless, thanks very much to the organizers and presenters.

    April 8, 2013

    • Ericka O.

      Rogue was very helpful to us with this event. Keep in mind, we started advertising this event less than a week beforehand. We were hoping to get at least 40-60 people with such short notice and that's what they were told them to expect. Instead, we had between[masked] people show up. We were overwhelmed with the turnout! And I expect we'll have to do something like it again in the future. :)

      3 · April 8, 2013

  • dahlia g.

    I meant "hear" not "here".

    April 7, 2013

  • dahlia g.

    Well once again a very big thank you to all who were involved in making this possible. I was on my feet all day and feeling a lot of soreness so I could only pop in the room a few times briefly. I listened to all of Peter Boghossian's presentation. I haven't heard him before but I would like to read his books. I've also been looking at returning to PSU and need a major. Philosophy? Sounds awesome to me.

    He briefly mentioned that much of the humility that can be a part of religion is not genuinely about being compassionate or giving. This is a subject I want to here more about. It's something that I deal with, having many "liberal" "open minded" "progressive" christian relatives. I am constantly aware of how service in the community, or in a job is used as a kind of merit giving personal PR image for many people. I'm interested in people not being hypocritical or having strange, dishonest motivations behind their "giving".

    April 7, 2013

  • Lorin

    What a blast! So fun seeing friends and acquaintances there and listening to the great program and always-invigorating discussion.

    April 7, 2013

  • Che Y.

    I'm really curious as to what this "Anti-Apologetics" talk is going to be about. Does anyone have an idea or heard this talk given by Dr. Boghossian?

    April 5, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      http://www.beretta-on...­ and our own Alan Litchfield talks about Boghossian on his malcontentsgambit site.

      April 5, 2013

    • Alan L.

      Thanks Lane. I think I've left my podcast with Pete up on youtube, as well.

      April 7, 2013

  • Alan L.

    Fantastic speeches all around.

    April 7, 2013

  • Chris M.

    It was spotty. --- By far, Jon Peters set the highest standard by thoughtfully presenting interesting evidence-based facts & ideas re: evolution, especially for our aquatic buddies, the whales.

    April 6, 2013

  • Bernie D.

    Are there any suggestions for parking?

    April 6, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      I parked in the garage at 12th and Couch.

      April 6, 2013

    • Ron

      Yes, on the east side of the same block Rogue is on, there is a small, kinda hidden pay-to-park lot

      April 6, 2013

  • Eric

    Are youth welcome at the Distillery and event? (My high-school student daughter had planned to attend the NWFT conference with me; so it might be fun to bring her along to the mini-conf.)

    April 3, 2013

    • Eric

      Thanks Sylvia!

      April 4, 2013

    • Kurt

      Oh good. That makes it easier. Though I might drop Adam off at wee village.

      April 5, 2013

  • Kurt

    I'll be there for some of it.

    April 5, 2013

  • Syreece and Jim M.

    Will be there for 5 pm talk and dinner. Great! Syreece and Jim McLean - newbies to the group, lifelong skeptics.

    April 5, 2013

  • Benjamin S.

    If I'm able to attend it will be later in the day. Cheers!

    April 4, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Thanks so much for doing this, Sylvia et al. You rock!

    2 · April 4, 2013

    • SylviaB

      Thanks, Lane. To be clear about who the et al. are: The mini conference was the idea of a group of Seattle Atheists who wanted to do something to make up a little bit for the NFA Conference. They have been instrumental in making this happen.

      2 · April 4, 2013

  • Ron

    I will most likely show up later

    April 4, 2013

  • Ericka O.

    The schedule has been announced, featuring Peter Boghossian, Matt Thornton, & Jon Peters!

    April 3, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Want to see/hear Boghossian again.

    April 3, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Yes, my first thought was it would be nice to create a surrogate conference. Terrific! I want to see Boghossian, I loved him at PSU! Religion is a cognitive disorder, he says. Huzzah! I can't configure with the Rogue Distillery but I'd like to come when Peter is talking.

    April 3, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Their hazelnut brown is my fave!

    1 · April 2, 2013

  • Marlayne M.

    I am very excited about this get-together and will plan on attending. I may have to come in the evening only if I have to work.

    1 · April 2, 2013

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