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So, I was looking at what it would cost me to go to the PDC in Los Angeles this fall, and I was actually quite astounded:
Flight = $391.01 round trip
Hotel = $165.00 * 5 nights = $825
PDC Admission = $2195
Pre-Conference Admission = $400
Misc. Expenses = $50 * 5 days = $250 bucks
Grand Total = $3401.00
The flight actually surprised me a bit, I was expecting it to be a bit more, but Expedia found some good rates. Now, you have to add in fees and stuff which will jack it up a little bit, but still pretty good. The hotel is almost a thousand bucks, and with the conference and pre-conference admission totaling over 2500 dollars, wow.
How many people can really get a week off from work, and get their boss to shell out almost 3 and a half grand to go to PDC? I know that right now I am a contractor, and so I have no one to even beg. I guess I’ll either have to get a second job, or find someone to sponsor me to go. Hmmm, sponsorship.
Okay, so if anyone wants to sponsor me to go to PDC, I will be willing to do any promotion for them while at PDC (to a certain extent). It is probably considerably cheaper to send me to PDC to walk around wearing your company’s shirt and handing out demos, than it would be to get a booth there. 🙂
Yeah, I know, I’m dreaming.
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