I’m torn. I’ve wanted to travel to Barcelona for a while now, but I just can’t commit to DomainFest Europe in Barcelona, which will take place from June 7-9, 2011 at Pullman Skipper Hotel. The current registration rate is $695 through April 30, and then it increase to $795 on May 1.
The excursions look like a lot of fun: backstage tour at FC Barcelona, a Gaudi Walking Tour, tapas cooking/eating, wine tasting, and more. I am sure the panels will be interesting as well – you can check out the agenda which has been posted. There will also be a good opportunity to meet with people who don’t regularly travel to US conferences. Oversee is expecting 250 attendees.
For me, it’s a bit cost prohibitive for a three day trip (would make a vacation out of it but my wife is working), and it’s a long haul to Barcelona. The cost of the flight is over $1,000, and that’s not even direct. I may end up traveling to the conference, but I won’t make a final decision until I know what’s on my plate in a few weeks.
As of now, TRAFFIC is the only conference I have firm plans to attend this year (October) and I will likely attend the one day DomainFest event in New York City.
Anyway, if you have plans to attend the conference but haven’t purchased your pass yet, now’s the time to do it before the price goes up in a few days.