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Welcome to BIL

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BIL 2012 is an ad-hoc participant powered Unconference.

Please check out the BIL 2012 Folder to the right, under Navigator, to find interesting pages you are looking for!


What is BIL?


Perhaps its best described by a slight play on the famous story of six men and the elephant.


Jain version of the story says that six blind men were asked to determine what an elephant looked like by feeling different parts of the elephant's body. The blind man who feels a leg says the elephant is like a pillar; the one who feels the tail says the elephant is like a rope; the one who feels the trunk says the elephant is like a tree branch; the one who feels the ear says the elephant is like a hand fan; the one who feels the belly says the elephant is like a wall; and the one who feels the tusk says the elephant is like a solid pipe. Continue reading......


Add your photo and video links to: BIL 2012 Photos and Video page 


more info can be found on our FAQ page- link below.



WHERE -  The Queen Mary  at  1126 Queens Highway Long Beach, CA 90802 


WHEN - March 3rd and 4th: 10am-7pm (plus afterhours high-jinx around Long Beach!)

Setup March 2nd at 4:00 with party afterwards.

WHO - Open to all! Register herehttp://www.eventbrite.com/event/2771907851?ref=elink


HOW -Directions/Parking Info Queen Mary- http://www.queenmary.com/Queen-Mary-Directions.aspx

Travel/Parking/Dining/Touring Long Beach Info (useful link)- http://wikitravel.org/en/Long_Beach#b  

Long Beach Transit Maps - http://www.lbtransit.com/schedules/pdf/34.pdf 


(Tip: Take the TRAIN down from L.A.! The 7th St./Metro Ctr. Metro Blue Line 801 ends at the Long Beach Transit Mall at Pine & 1st St.; catch the FREE red Passport C shuttle bus from there to the Queen Mary. See http://www.metro.net/riding_metro/bus_overview/images/801.pdf)



BIL Media

Wall Street Journal For BIL, Tagging Along With TED Proves to Be an Excellent Adventure

WIRED Where TED Goes, BIL Goes

More: http://www.bilconference.com/media



  STEP 1   RegisterMake it official!

  STEP 2   Needed! - Bring it, and PLEASE SPONSOR!

  STEP 3   Pick your role(s):


Speakers Sign up to speak 

Attendees Tell us about yourself 

Organizers - Help us help others





1st RULE: You must talk about BIL Club

2nd RULE: You MUST TALK about BIL Club

3rd RULE: If someone says "stop", goes limp, or taps out - leave them alone, someone else can help.

4th RULE: Anyone can help

5th RULE: Everyone should help

6th RULE: No whining, no attitude.

7th RULE: There is always something to do or clean up.

8th RULE: If this is your first time to BIL, you HAVE to help.



  • Needed - Please help bring these items
  • Speakers - Who says what, where.
  • Schedule - Friday low down. 
  • Schedule - Sunday low down. 
  • Schedule - Saturday low down.
  • Ship Lay-out - Where is everything? 
  • Room rate/share Make a friend for life
  • Ride share - An hour of TMI
  • Activities - During or around BIL time
  • Parties - You know the drill...
  • FAQ Got Q? Get A!
  • Sponsors - People who are nice to us.



 COMPLAINT ABOUT BIL? Find solution here.





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