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Welcome to BIL

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on February 5, 2014 at 1:45:21 am

BIL 2014 is an ad-hoc participant powered unconference.

What is BIL?

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


A 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...


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


  • Downtown Vancouver (exact location pending agreement)


  • March 22nd and 23rd: Morning to Afternoon (plus afterhours high-jinx around Vancouver!)
  •  Setup March 21st at 4PM-ish with party afterwards.


  • Open to all! Register at the bottom of this page.


  • Free, but donations are helpful. Labor/participation is required.


Donate with Paypal  OR

Donate with Bitcoins - After all, it's 2014!

STEP 1 - Sign Up

STEP 2 - Needed! - Bring it, pitch in, relay the message!


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.

Folks to solicit support:


Who all is going, add your name to the bottom w/ your email:

  • Cody Marx Bailey (superphly@gmail.com)
  • Michael Cummings (michaeldcummings@gmail.com)
  • Cindy Bolf (cebolf@yahoo.com)
  • Alex Kawas (bil2014@gossamr.org)
  • Todd Huffman (odd@gmail.com) 
  • Dave Jones (djx100@gmail.com) 
  • Colby Thomson - In VC till 15-21st - Whistler skiing 22-24, fly out of VC 25th.


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