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Also, TICKETS ARE GOING UP IN PRICE TOMORROW. If you are coming, you should buy now. Thanks.
Dear Attendees of AVFM’s First International Conference on Men’s Issues,
First, thank you all so much for participating in this historic conference, and for showing such patience as we have worked under fire, successfully, to keep the event alive.
We are fully green-lighted and the event will go ahead as scheduled. I am also pleased to inform you that we have secured abundant security coverage and a venue with management who are sympathetic and friendly to us. They are dedicated to backing us all the way through.
We have used fundraising to secure a significant police presence and are 100% confident that we can provide a safe, comfortable and enjoyable conference for all.
Also, please accept my apologies for shifting information, changes and the inconvenience of traveling to a new venue. This is the first conference for us, and learning the ropes while executing a sudden venue change has been quite challenging. It has also highlighted our inexperience. We regret any mistakes and are determined to learn from them.
If you were previously unaware of the new venue, please read the following link.
If you are flying in and need to be picked up at the airport, please read the following:
If this venue change impacts your choice of lodging for the event, please read the following link for options.
I would also like to relay some important information that will be helpful to you.
All tickets will be held in “will call” until your arrival at the event. You will need a government issued photo ID with you. We strongly suggest bringing a copy of the PayPal transaction receipt with you to avoid any confusion, especially in case the tickets have been purchased in a name different than who will actually be attending.
This includes Dr. Farrell’s workshop.
Also, there will be ideological opponents to the MHRM, including some members of the media, present at the event. Some will be looking for anything they can to hurt us with. They will be listening, eavesdropping, and if they can, gathering things to harm us with.
For that reason, ANYONE sitting around trash-talking women, men, making violent statements, even jokingly, will be brought to the attention of security who will issue ONE warning (or less). After that, they will be directed by security to leave. There are no exceptions.
Please, for all here who are attending, keep this in mind with everything you do and say. Even at after-hours social events, if you hear anyone saying anything that can be used against us, or that makes our gathering toxic, pull them aside politely and say, “Hey, you are hurting us with this. If you want to hang with this group you have to stop it.”
Any disruptions will be met with immediate ouster and probably arrest – regardless of the source.
Apologies for the bluntness on this, but we are insistent that this be an “uneventful” event, when it comes to matters like this. Rules will be printed on the reverse of your entrance badges. We intend for the First International Conference on Men’s Issues to be a victory for free speech and the open exchange of ideas, as well as a big step toward furthering awareness of men’s issues.
IMPORTANT: Registration begins at 08:45 EDT, where you will present your ID and receive your ticket, lanyard and pass. In most cases, your pass will be pre-printed with the name with which you paid for your ticket. In the event that this name does not match your ID, you must provide us your legal name by email from the same address from which you paid for your ticket before the event. If you do not want your legal name used on your pass, we will issue a new badge on which you can hand-write a name.
If you have any questions you can email me at email@example.com
Again, thank you, and I look forward to seeing you at the conference!
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