St. Charles, Illinois
In advance of next month’s Continental Congress 2009, the citizen-elected
Delegates have settled on a
Vision Statement and an
124 citizen-elected Delegates representing the free people in 49 states
are now registered to attend CC 2009 at the Pheasant
Run Conference Center in St. Charles, Illinois from
All non-delegates wishing to attend part or all of CC 2009 must
If you are a member of the GENERAL PUBLIC,
click here to register.
If you are a WTP state/county coordinator, media/reporter, CC2009
guest speaker, or a contracted CC2009 production
team member, etc. click here to
We are experiencing a steady stream of donations for which we are very
grateful. Thank you one and all.
Our biggest challenge at the moment is to raise the $150K needed to sign
the contracts with those who will provide the
equipment, manpower and streaming costs necessary to
bring the proceedings to people the world over, live
(and for free), via the World Wide Web.
Please note that all donated funds received to date
have already been spent or committed.
It is absolutely essential that People everywhere
have the opportunity to view CC 2009 -- to learn
about the violations of the GREATEST GOVERNING
DOCUMENTS EVER GIVEN TO MANKIND, to see the Great
American Experiment in Self-Government in action as
citizens from every state discuss the wrongdoings by
their elected officials and develop a plan for the
Free People to end those violations. Unless we raise
the $150K this week, we will be unable sign the
necessary contracts to webcast this historic event.
Will There Be A CC2009 Webcast?
Since the beginning, it has been a primary objective of our vision for
CC2009 to enable a worldwide audience to experience
this historic event LIVE, and at NO cost, via
a professionally produced, high-quality video
production of extraordinary length – 11 packed days
– each of which will be no shorter than 10 hours in
The full production costs of hosting CC2009 go far
beyond hotel and meal costs for the Delegates. In
fact, it is really the many technical aspects of
CC2009 which are driving the overall costs of the
Among those complex requirements is the need to
produce the webcast across multiple event locations
within Pheasant Run (e.g., the auditorium, the main
Delegate hall, live broadcast dinner events, etc.),
insuring proper lighting, audio and video
capability, and having adequate technical staff and
equipment redundancy to deliver and maintain a
continuous, high-quality production.
Importantly, the planned webcast content also
includes a full-time “news room” where daily CC2009
highlights, morning and evening “wrap-up” shows will
be broadcast daily along with periodic
constitutional/historical commentaries and
“event-centric” personal/patriot interviews which
will take place throughout each day.
Each event location also requires separate and
varying levels of staging including microphones,
video connections, video projectors, lighting,
electrical, and support equipment. Each Delegate
table in the main hall will have its own microphone
and access to electricity for personal devices. The
webcast (video & newsroom) contract itself, without
Pheasant Run staging and room audio personnel,
requires approximately 10 full-time technical craft
personnel, many billing at least 10 hours/day across
the full duration of the event, including pre-event
set-up, testing and post-event breakdown. As part of
the hotel’s profit structure, rental costs for
equipment and staging needs procured through
Pheasant Run hotel and/or vendor are additionally
subject to a normal 22% service fee.
To provide better appreciate what specifically
drives the substantial cost of producing such a
professional webcast for CC2009 we are releasing two
internal documents our team has been using to plan
and evaluate various production strategies for the
webcast. One is an earlier
graphical representation of our
high-level technical requirements, while the second
detailed cost estimate for the
professional-grade video production and web
(Note: the cost estimate spreadsheet is for video &
streaming bandwidth costs ONLY, and does NOT include
at least $50K estimated additional costs for room audio,
audio mixing, room staging costs, tech crew
overtime, tech crew hotel lodging/meals,
etc.). Please know that the production design and
anticipated costs have been thoroughly reviewed,
well negotiated and are most reasonable according to
regular industry contracting practices and pricing
There is no doubt that producing an historic, 11-day
long event for a worldwide audience is a substantial
undertaking -- but also without doubt, this effort is well within
our reach. The fact is, with your help, we can bring
CC2009 to the world – LIVE, and for FREE – all 11
days of it.
With your support, we can begin to restore our
Constitution and change the world. Please consider a
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