- Do I sign up for the whole event (Friday evening to Sunday morning = $350 + hotel stay of $200)? Or do I only go for one day (Saturday = $300 + no hotel)?
- Do I sign up for NCWN membership? It saves $100 on registration.
First off, I'm curious how much NCWN membership costs. I check out their site and: wow! It's only $75 for an annual membership! Okay, this is a no-brainer. It's almost as if they want me to join. What's the catch? If I join, I get $100 off of the conference - plus I get access to all the member-only things. In other words, I'd be saving $25 bucks overall and getting more services.
Okay then - one decision down. I'm signing up for NCWN membership tonight!
Then my most expensive scenario becomes: $250 (conference - full time) + $75 (membership) + $200 (hotel - 2 nights) = $525.
And my cheapest scenario: $200 (conference - Saturday) + $75 (membership) + $0 (no hotel) = $275. (I save $250.)
Since I only live 90 minutes away from the conference, and it's my first time, the optimal choice may be the cheap-y route. If I do that, I'd be missing the Friday-night welcome stuff including Micheal Malone's Keynote; and the Sunday stuff including two session workshops and the "Agents and Editors" panel discussion.
Or I could sign up for the full conference and skip the Friday stuff (one night in the hotel - total price = $425).
It looks like I still need to think about this one. So many choices - and I'm only on the "easy" decisions!!!