Well, I can't speak for others here on the Thunderbolts forum, but I am thrilled to have the opportunity of a life time in less than three months: The Natural Philosophy Alliance / Thunderbolts conference in College Park Maryland July 6th through July 9th.
Consider the unprecendented opportunity for EU / PC enthusiasts and researchers to synergize, collaborate, and rub shoulders with the most insightful, open-minded, independent scientists and researchers in so many diverse fields; men and women who have devoted lifetimes and even sacrificed mainstream careers in many cases, to genuine progress in science and the broader avenues of natural philosophy.
I hope someday to look back at my attendance at the NPA18 conference as a watershed event in the Electric Universe movement.
And now, back down to earth! Are there others just like me who are struggling with logistical and financial concerns of how to turn the dream of BEING THERE IN JULY into a reality? Are there people who are willing to share travel and lodging accomodations to reduce costs?
First, making a commitment to stay at the U of M dorms is the essential thing to do right now, as MichaelGmirkin and Dave Talbot have suggested, which could solve so many local logistical and financial problems for everyone. It is simple to do, start here http://conf18.worldnpa.org/index.php?mo
... tion=33:33 to register for the conference online, then go here http://conf18.worldnpa.org/index.php?mo
... tion=27:27 to review the amazingly affordable lodging prices, and select your preferred dorm lodging option. The only catch here is that U of M will need 50 dorm reservations for that option to be in effect. But even if we fail to get the 50 dorms, why not reply to this post and indicate your interest in attending the conference, your willingness to possibly share accomodations of lodging, or possibly your need for or willingness to assist with carpooling with others who are making the trek to Maryland for the conference. If you'll do that, we'll do our best to personally assist you on these logistical fronts.
- Mark Spann
Thunderbolts Team Lodging/Roomsharing & Ridesharing Coordinator