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Can’t Wait to *Finally* Make It to a Conference

Posted on 30 October 2015 by Andrei

The price of a NamesCon ticket will go up from $399 to $599 on the 1st of November and I have to say, I really wish I could go. It’s reasonably priced and I’ve heard nothing but great things about it.

Unfortunately, since I live on the other side of the globe and am not much of a traveler, a conference costs me considerably more than the admission fee.

The highest cost is represented by the loss of productivity that I think I’d be experiencing.

Some people are pretty much born travelers.


Not so much 🙂

Therefore, I think that my productivity would take a substantial hit for at the very least two weeks.

First of all, due to the bureaucracy associated with getting a visa, I’d have to travel to another city in my country once or twice for an interview or something along those lines.

Lots of wasted time.

Then, there’s the actual time it takes for me to arrive to the States.

More wasted time, jet lag and all that good stuff.

I would then return exhausted because again, I’m not the traveler-type and I’m sure such a journey would take its toll on me.

All in all, after drawing the line and adding all of the costs (especially those related to my loss of productivity), I just can’t justify going to a conference at this point in time.

As awesome as I’m sure NamesCon will be, I’m going to have to sit this one out… again.

For those of you who can make it to Vegas this year, I’m sure the experience will be great. If you’d like to talk about how it’s been and share your experience with others, feel free to shoot me an email at and I’d gladly spread the word through DomainingTips.

Also, if some of you have been in a situation similar to mine (not that much travel experience, certainly not very long journeys) and can share some tips about how your first US conference experience has been, post a comment or shoot me an email.

1 Comments For This Post

  1. BT Says:

    If you think you can, you’re right. If you think you can’t, you’re right. namescon is the single best show out there. If you spent half the effort trying to go as you spent writing blog posts explaining why you can’t go, you’d be twice as successful.

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