The fourth International Conference on Men’s Issues (ICMI18)

[A few tickets remain on sale, but the venue has a strict limit on numbers, so we recommend you don’t delay in ordering your ticket(s).]

Following the completion of contract negotiations with a London venue, we’re pleased to announce that the fourth International Conference on Men’s Issues (ICMI18) will be held in London over July 20-22, the long weekend after the weekend in which the World Cup final will be played.

The conference will be held in a prestigious London venue. Following the experience with Birmingham City FC we shall be keeping the venue confidential, revealing it to ticket holders only, shortly before the event.

We’ve assembled an outstanding line-up of 20 speakers, here.

Many of the people who’ve ordered tickets for the conference also attended the 2016 conference, and they tell us that as well as enjoying the talks, much of the pleasure they derived from the conference related to socialising with like-minded people over the three days, especially in the evenings.

We shall be having dinners on the first two evenings – tickets will be limited – details of menu options and ticket prices will be emailed to conference attendees shortly before the event.

We’ve set ticket prices at the same level as they were at the 2016 conference. The only tickets now available are priced at £265.00.

You can book your ticket(s) here. You could save the cost of your ticket by taking advantage of a generous offer from a leading portrait photographer who has taken official photographs of many famous people. Details here.

A small number of complimentary tickets are being reserved for the media, details here.

We recommend you subscribe to this website, because you’ll then be notified of any news as soon as we publish it. We look forward to meeting you at the conference.

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The fourth International Conference on Men’s Issues (ICMI18) will be held in London

Followers of this blog will be aware that following the publication of a scurrilous online attack on J4MB by the football blogger Daniel Storey, Birmingham City FC terminated the contract to host ICMI18 without prior discussion, and without having the right to do so under the contract terms. The club’s explanation for the decision was that I had misrepresented J4MB and the event, both blatant lies. And they failed to engage with a considerable volume of material I sent about the party, men’s and boys’ issues, and previous ICMIs.

Has this discouraged us from holding a conference next year? Of course not. It has only strengthened our resolve to hold it, and make it the best conference in the series so far.

We’ve been in contract negotiations with a top London venue. We expect to announce shortly that the event will definitely be going ahead, 20 – 22 July, after the end of the World Cup.

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New J4MB shirts available – “This is what a Gender Equality Activist looks like”

We’ve just added new shirt designs to the online J4MB shirt store bearing the text “This is what a Gender Equality Activist looks like”.

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Karen Straughan to give the keynote speech at the conference

Paul Elam was scheduled to give the keynote speech at the conference. However, as he is unable to attend on health grounds, we decided – with his agreement – to have someone else give it. I’m delighted to report that Karen Straughan has accepted our invitation. Her talk title will be, “Why women must consign feminism to the dustbin of history”.

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Neil Lyndon will be attending the conference

We’re pleased to report that Neil Lyndon, journalist and author of No More Sex War: The Failures of Feminism (1992), will be attending the conference, and hopes to report from the event for a mainstream media outlet.

In 2014 Neil published Sexual Impolitics: Heresies on sex, gender and feminism, a collection of his writings on sex, gender and feminism from 1990-2010. It includes, for the first time, the full unexpurgated, uncensored text of No More Sex War. Warren Farrell’s testimonial for the latest book:

“No More Sex War remains one of the most important and courageous books of our time, accurately locating the minefields on the path to genuine male-female equality and love. With hindsight, the story in Sexual Impolitics of Neil Lyndon’s excommunication when he revealed that the world of feminism was flat is as revealing as the Catholic church’s response to Galileo.”
Warren Farrell, Ph.D.
Author, The Myth of Male Power and Why Men Are the Way they Are

The ebook is available from Amazon for Kindle devices for just £1.99. If you don’t have a Kindle, you can download free software from Amazon to read Kindle ebooks on laptops and other devices.

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Paul Elam unable to attend the July conference, on health grounds

I was contacted this afternoon by Paul Elam, and he later penned this email, which is published here with his permission:

Dear Mike,

I am writing to inform you, with regrets, that I will not be able to attend the upcoming ICMI18 in London this July. As you know from last year I have been dealing with some medical issues.  Nothing terribly serious, mind you, but which present multiple challenges for travel overseas.

I remain enthusiastic about the event, and I look forward to participating in any way I can from home. Please know that I will be there in spirit with you, J4MB, and all the speakers and attendees.

Regards,

Paul

We’re sorry Paul won’t be joining us, as we’re sure his many other admirers will be, but we wish him well with his medical issues. His presentation at the start of the conference will be by way of a pre-recorded video. Hopefully he’ll be able to attend ICMI19, wherever that will be held.

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Will Styles, MRA, student campaigner at Plymouth University, will be attending the conference

We’re delighted to report that Will Styles, an MRA and student campaigner at Plymouth University, will be attending the conference. We’ve posted a few pieces about Will, links to them all here. A list of conference attendees who aren’t going to be giving presentations, but who are well-known in the MRM, can he found at the end of the conference speakers’ page. Let us know if you think anyone else should be added to the list. Thanks.

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Elizabeth Hobson – Director of Media Relations

We are delighted to announce the appointment of Elizabeth Hobson, a well-known and highly respected activist, to the position of Director of Media Relations, with immediate effect.

Elizabeth is a mother of two boys, and is currently studying for a BA in History and Politics at the Open University. She calls herself an anti-feminist Gender Equality Activist, and she’s worked with Trigger Warning, The Liberty Belles and Ladies for Philip Davies as well as being part of the organising team for the March for Men / Messages for Men conference in London in 2017 and 2018.

Her areas of particular interest include: the family and father’s rights, MGM, feminism and freedom. Elizabeth wants to end the Sex War – artificially constructed by feminists – and pursue a more just society based on Liberal values, such as liberty, equality and meritocracy.

We wish Elizabeth every success in her new role. She can be contacted at elizabeth@j4mb.org.uk.

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The promotional video for the venue where the conference isn’t going to be held

Our thanks to Ken for suggesting we post a link to the promotional video (18:12) for the venue where the July conference was originally scheduled to be held – St Andrew’s Stadium, the home of Birmingham City FC. The venue cravenly capitulated to a feminist campaign to stop the venue hosting ICMI18. The new venue is somewhat superior in so many ways.

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