Wednesday, January 4, 2012

2012 Body Love Resolution Telesummit

Have you registered yet?  It's a series of live interviews, accessible from anywhere with internet access, with many of the super-stars of size diversity.  Golda Poretsky will interview such well-known names as Peggy Howell, Marilyn Wann, Linda Bacon, Paul Campos, etc.  Many FA bloggers, activists, and other experts are on the list.  I'm really excited to have registered, and can't wait to listen!

You can register at  There's a free basic access registration that lets you listen to the entire series, but the paid all-access is well worth it if you can afford it.  They give you download privileges for all the interviews until the end of March (in case you miss one, or want to keep it for future reference).  They also donate 20% of the proceeds to NAAFA (National Association to Advance Fat Acceptance)

The one unhappy note is that signing up for the teleconference will subscribe you to various newsletters from the presenters.  If that says spam to you, use a temporary dummy e-mail to register.  I would prefer that they let you select the newsletters you would like (or opt out), but I don't think their data collection is that complex.  You can unsubscribe to any of the newsletters you do receive, and they promise to not sell your e-mail elsewhere.  I get it; I've done non-profit event organizing. Speakers need some kind of enticement or compensation for their time.  If they're not paid in cash, they need to be paid in contacts.  Altruism is a wonderful thing, but time is valuable.  So while it doesn't make me happy, I can see why an event organizer would feel the need to make this particular move.  I still think the telesummit is worth it, and registered for it this morning. 

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