This information is for those who have been invited to speak at a Red Pill event.
Please read all sections carefully. A few extra minutes at the start will save hours along the way.
RED PILL EXPO
Red Pill Expo is our primary public event, based on the Red-Pill meme popularized by the sci-fi movie, The Matrix. Its purpose is two-fold: (1) Dispel the illusions that prevent mankind from achieving optimum freedom, life fulfillment, and human dignity and (2) forge a global coalition for the advancement of that goal.
WE ARE VOLUNTEERS
All event executives and other decision makers are volunteers. Speakers also are volunteers, even though many of them are professionals who normally receive an honorarium. We all donate our time and talent because we want to make this movement succeed. Speakers and staff members, however, are encouraged to participate in the affiliate program in which a commission is earned from ticket sales and donations attributed to their efforts. The affiliate program is explained in more detail under PROMOTION, below.
PERKS AND EXPENSES
All Speakers receive:
(1) A free exhibit table upon request and a complimentary VIP ticket to the event with an additional ticket for a companion upon request. Primary meals during the event are covered by this ticket.
(2) A still image of speaker’s personal or commercial message (prepared by speaker) will be projected on screen and seen by livestream viewers during program interludes.
(3) If speakers mention their web-site links or other contact information during presentations, this information will be embedded in the Red Pill University Archives where online replays will be accessed in perpetuity.
Academic Speakers – those who have nothing to monetize except their own books or recordings – receive hotel accommodations for one or two people. They also receive economy air transportation for one person or, if ground transportation is preferred, they receive reimbursement for gasoline based on pump receipts or credit-card statements. If ground transportation is chosen, reimbursement will be made for meals at $50 per day of travel for one person and, for lodging, at $125 per night on days of travel. Layovers are not included in days of travel. Returning speakers must have new topics for each Expo. A new topic is defined as containing at least 80% new information not included in previous presentations.
Monetized Speakers – those who can benefit from the promotion of products, services, memberships, or subscriptions – are responsible for their own travel and hotel accommodations. Returning speakers must have new topics for each Expo. A new topic is defined as containing at least 80% new information not included in previous presentations.
Sponsored Speakers – those who are Sponsors or Featured Exhibitors or who produce auxiliary events concurrent with the Expo – are on the same basis as Monetized Speakers. Please note that, although Sponsors automatically are entitled to a 3-minute “Elevator Speech” on the main stage, they do not automatically receive speaker status in the main program. For that they are selected, like all others, for the relevance of their messages. Returning speakers must have new topics for each Expo. A new topic is defined as containing at least 80% new information not included in previous presentations.
AUDIO AND VIDEO
Speakers agree to grant non-exclusive audio-video rights to the producers of Red Pill Expo and their communication channels: Red Pill University, Freedom Force International, and Reality Zone. Speakers have access to or copies of recordings of their presentations upon request. Copyright of the recordings shall be held by Freedom Force International, but speakers are free to use them without restriction.
Speakers agree to participate in at least one media interview for the purpose of promoting their presentation at the Expo. They also agree to use their own communication channels at least twice to notify their followers of their participation. All speakers are encouraged to participate in the Affiliate Marketing Program that generates a commission on tickets sold through their efforts. The commission for speakers is 15% of ticket sales, which is 50% more than the standard commission rate. Our Marketing Coordinator will contact you shortly after completion of this form and guide you or your staff through the process. Tools and promotional materials are available.
NATIONALISM AND THEOLOGY
Our audiences may be significantly different from those to which you are accustomed. They are international in composition (especially when online presence is considered) and they include people from different cultures and faiths. Presentation content should reflect this fact and focus as much as possible on issues that are of concern to all, regardless of culture, nationality, or religion. Specifically:
When dealing with issues in one country, try to present them in context of similar challenges in all countries.
If you wish to express your religious faith, we ask that it be in context of your topic, not as a sermon or testimonial.
This is a sensitive issue, so let us be clear. The purpose of this policy is, not to stifle patriotism or spirituality, but to avoid the appearance of exclusion and to foster the feeling of unity among all present, including those from other countries and of other faiths. This is essential if we are serious about forging a global coalition, which is the whole purpose of our endeavor. We are neither a patriotic organization nor a church. We are a movement. We seek to bring together and find solidarity with people of all nations, cultures, races, religions, genders, economic statuses, and lifestyles. Asking them to stand and pledge allegiance to the flag of one nation or bow their heads in public prayer pegged to one religious faith closes the door on global solidarity. The only concept on which we can build a broad coalition for liberty is the universal longing to be free of state or institutional control over our personal lives.
One of the principles in The Creed of Freedom (which is the ideological gyroscope of our movement) is that the only justification for coercion against other human beings is the defense of life and liberty. Therefore, we must avoid using the coercion of group pressure, as exists in public gatherings, to compel attendees to pretend to give allegiance or prayer contrary to their conscience. Doing so, not only is an infamous characteristic of collectivism to which we are opposed, it is a blow to the coalition we seek.
For this same reason, we ask speakers to refrain from praising or criticizing specific political parties or political figures unless doing so is necessary to understanding the topics of their presentations. Many in the audience will have political loyalties or animosities that will cause them to reject your larger message because their hot button was pushed by your smaller message. A politician who looks good today may be revealed tomorrow as the opposite of what we thought. Your presentation will be archived at Red Pill University and, when viewed ten or twenty years from now, today’s enthusiasm may be embarrassing.
ACTIVISTS & CANDIDATES
It is inevitable that our events will attract those with political objectives. Those running for office, circulating petitions, and advocating positions on ballot propositions will want a presence. This is a perfect fit for our coalition so long as it is recognized by the public that they are part of the coalition at the event, but are not the event itself – like newspaper advertisers compared to newspaper publishers. All political activists and candidates are welcome as exhibitors or sponsors provided they adhere to the Rules of Conduct. As an exhibitor, they are welcome to deliver a short elevator speech along with other exhibitors. They even may be keynote speakers with full presentations if their topics relate solely to issues and principles, not political parties or candidacy for office. The pursuit of those partisan goals is reserved for the exhibit area.
RULES OF CONDUCT
Red Pill Expo has a conduct code that applies to all attendees, staff, and speakers. The following conduct is not allowed: (1) abusive language or activity, (2) physical aggression, (3) drunkenness, (4) sounds that interfere with the comfort or activities of others, (5) signage, recordings, literature, or commentary that denigrates race, ethnicity, religion, national origin, culture, gender, education, economic status, or life style, or (6) engaging in or advocating activity that, in the opinion of the Expo Director, is unethical, immoral, or illegal.