FFRF 2012 convention ‘early bird’ registration opens

Reserve the weekend of Oct. 12-13, 2012, for FFRF’s 35th annual national convention at the downtown Hilton Portland & Executive Tower, 921 SW Sixth Avenue, Portland, Ore. The Hilton is the largest certified green hotel in Portland.
Confirmed speakers include Richard Dawkins, the celebrated scientist, best-selling author and atheist, and mystery author Sara Paretsky, creator of V.I. Warshawski.
Hotel rooms are $149 single to quadruple plus taxes and fees. Call the Hilton Portland at 1-503-226-1611 or use the personalized reservation link: hilton.com/en/hi/groups/personalized/P/PDXPHHH-FRF-20121010/index.jhtml
Optional meals include the Saturday NonPrayer Breakfast, $25: Country scrambled eggs, broiled roma tomato, crispy bacon, potato pancake, orange juice, apple pastry, cranberry muffins, pumpkin scones, fresh fruit garnish, freshly brewed coffee and teas, with vegetarian substitute for bacon.
Dinner is fresh salad, roasted local organic chicken or vegetarian strudel followed by pear tartlet (the pear is Oregon’s state fruit), $55. Meals include a 22% service charge. Vegan and gluten-free options available.
FFRF registration is $60 per member, $65 for nonmember accompanying member, and $110 per nonmember (join for $40 and save $10).
Sign up for a preconvention tour of the gorgeous Columbia River Gorge, including Multnomah Falls, from 1–5 p.m. Friday, Oct. 12, for a group rate of $45. Buses will leave from the hotel at 1 p.m. (Official events begin at 7 p.m. with dinner on your own.)
Watch for updates and more details at ffrf.org/convention/.

Freedom From Religion Foundation