Although I've attended your last three conferences dating back prior to the inception of [current company name], I will not be attending this year as I do not wish to carry documentation necessary to comply with current Arizona law requiring proof of citizenship. I will most likely resume attendance at [conference name] when the conference is held at a location more tolerant to a diverse population.
I realize that it is not your fault that Arizona has adopted this draconian law, and that it is probably impossible to change the location of such a large conference on short notice. However, I cannot in good conscience travel to a State where even members of my own family could be harassed for their ethnic background.
Hoping to see you again next year.
Tuesday, May 04, 2010
I had the distict pleasure today of sending the following response to the organizer of a conference that I've routinely attended for the last few years, that is scheduled to be held in Scottsdale, Arizona in September: