This just caught my eye and thought it was worth discussing.
Almost immediately after posting, somebody balked at the price in the comments:
$50 for a ONE day conference?
The average WordCamp is $30-$35 and many are TWO days.
The average ticket costs of a WordCamp are insanely cheap compared to some other industry conferences. If anything is prohibitively expensive, it’s the transportation/lodging, especially if flying internationally or cross-country.
It’s not free to run a conference, and the cost seems more than reasonable and totally justified. I hope Pods gets enough sponsors and ticket sales that they won’t be running it at too much of a loss.