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Welcome to BIL

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Organizers Roster


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 


STEP 1 - Get tickets! or Donate


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






  • Club 560 - Downtown Vancouver, 560 Seymour St, Vancouver, BC V6B 3J5


  • 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!


Support BIL in Social Media
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Artists Wanted

We will be presenting art submitted  on the walls and screens of Club 560 during the event. 

Please submit your art to derek@fileservers.ca 

All media types are welcome but need to be submitted in digital form to fit the projection medium.

Themes to consider, (but not restricted to): Abundance, BIL, Unconventional beauty, Unconventional thought, Unconventional behavior, sustainability, cooperation, Vancouver.

Please include artist name or pseudonym on the artwork itself. 

Format 1080p or 4K preferred. 


Volunteers Wanted

Please contact derek@fileservers.ca directly or comment at the bottom of the page if you are interested in volunteering. Yippee!! Thanks for your help.


Speakers Wanted

Know a speaker, want to speak?

Please contact derek@fileservers.ca directly or comment at the bottom of the page.



Need help understanding how this page works?

If you have something you'd like to add to this page but aren't sure how to edit the page or you want someone else to do the data entry, no problem.

Ask Derek... derek@fileservers.ca



Ideas Wanted

Have ideas on how to make BIL or the world better?

Let us know. Participation is encouraged in all forms.



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:


Ideas to Build on for 2015

  • Venue: Rocky Mountaineer Station - This venue is huge and split up on multiple floors which would allow for different zones

Existing Media 









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


Instead of Adding yourself to the list here we now have tickets available at: TICKETS HERE


  • Cody Marx Bailey (superphly@gmail.com)BIL 2014 - Sponsors
  • 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. 
  • Scott De Roy (scott@eequalsmc2.com
  • Brenda Martens (brenda.martens@gmail.com)
  • John Biehler (john@johnbiehler.com) 
  • Sandra Baron (sbaron@joominc.com) 
  • JZ (zeewoman/gmail)
  • Kristin Piljay (kpiljay@gmail.com)
  • Nicole Ford (nicole@madlovestudio.com) 
  • Jean-Francois Arseneau (jf dot arseneau at gmail dot com) 
  • Derek McGuinnes (derek@fileservers.ca
  • Alexandra G.



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