Compared to other major paradigm shifts in science history, ID is right on track.
Software engineers are trained in design principles, and also have real experience of how complex functional systems appear and change constructively.
The hypothesis of design in nature is a great idea, none greater, that has fueled the best in culture for millennia.
There will be walk-up tickets available, provided that the conference is not sold out, and it is headed in that direction now.
Truth, beauty, and goodness are abstract concepts that correspond to our deepest desires. They are not likely to have evolved by a neo-Darwinian process.