There was a reception and program that started at 5, and I did go out for that. The recpetion was good. The food was good. I ate sushi and chicken fingers (the size of real fingers) and spinach filled pastries and meatballs and apparently bacon-wrapped scallops.
Afterward, Richard Dawkins and Sam Harris both gave talks. Richard is promoting consciousness raising like feminists. Sam would like to abolish all atheist labels. The consensus in the room is that it's too early for that. He also talked about meditation again. That didn't go over well. He certainly enjoys taking risks!
Incidentally, the conference is now available on internet feed. Don't ask me where.
I'm staying for "The History of Disbelief". I'll never make it back to order breakfast in the morning. :( I also chatted with someone from Montana today named Tyler. He's off seeing The Root of all Evil.