The Official Agora Symposium FAQ

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Q: When and Where is Agora Symposium?

A: Agora Symposium 2018 will happen February 24, 2018 at the Doubletree by Hilton Minneapolis – Park Place, which is conveniently located 5 minutes west of downtown Minneapolis on I-394. The Park Place Doubletree is a short distance from all points of the Twin Cities metro, and is only 15 minutes from the MSP airport.

Q: How and where do I register for AgoraFest?

A: Right here!

Q: Do I need to register for Agora Symposium 2018 in advance, or can I just show up at the Doubletree on the day of the event?

A: You can register up to the day of the event, but do it online – we won’t be taking cash or checks at the event.

Q: I despise all fiat currency. Can I register using digital currencies/gold/silver/barter/livestock/etc?

A: We regret that we have only one payment option at this time. Heck the Bitcoin fees are almost as much as the cost of the event!

Q: Are kids welcome at this event? Is it kid/youth friendly? How much for kids?

A: Of course they are welcome – the children are our future, etc! So far, everything on the schedule and everything we are planning is suitable for all audiences – although some sessions might be a bit technical so it is possible some of the kids (and adults) could get bored. If you’d like to plan some more kid-oriented activities please do so (and let me know if you need any resources and I’ll help)! Age 12 and under are free.

Q: I see you are including some snacks, but what if we are really hungry, or want to eat some healthy food?

A: There are many options! They include:

  • There is a little 24 hour shop located near the lobby of the hotel
  • The hotel has a restaurant called Dover Restaurant and Bar. I ate there once and it was ok.
  • There are a few small restaurants located right behind the hotel – Chinese, Indian (actually very good – The Taste of India), and a sub place.
  • Right across the street from the hotel are the West End Shops, which include 11 eating places.

Q: Can I stay overnight at the hotel?

A: Absolutely! Just contact the hotel directly and make your reservations. We have a small block of rooms reserved for our event.

Q: Can I put up a table or display in or outside the ballroom to promote my business/NGO/cult?

A: There is a limited amount of space available – please contact us and we will see what we can do.

Q: What is your cancellation/refund policy?

A: If you need to cancel for any reason, you may do so up to Friday February 23 and receive a full refund. Once Agora Symposium begins, we cannot offer any refunds.

Q: I am a candidate for government office and/or I have a law that must be passed and/or repealed, and I have a vital message of liberty to bring to all your people. Will you allow me the courtesy of speaking about my very important message at Agora Symposium?

A: We regret that, unlike AgoraFest, we do not have available any Violent Speech Zones. I suppose you can stand outside the entrance of the hotel and deliver your message of “liberty”. Please remember, it can get very cold in Minnesota in February.