Although I posted this in one of the "comment threads" -- I think it's worth having it's own BLOG POST ...I received this email from Kelly Newell, the Director of the WSU Conference Management:
Dated January 11, 2011
"It is secure, but they are coding it now to show up on an https site, which will help our users feel more secure!"
July 4th/Grandma Camp
15 hours ago