For those of you who are either on the fence about attending TRAFFIC in Ft. Lauderdale in October or are just lazy and haven’t purchased your conference ticket yet, the price will increase tonight. The current rate is $1,595 and it will increase to $1,795 later on today.
If you happen to live in the NYC area, JetBlue is offering some pretty good flight rates. The Ritz Carlton, which is hosting the conference, has rooms for around $250 night at the conference rate. I am not sure if the hotel is close to being sold out, but when I sought out better rates, other travel sites said there were no rooms available at the hotel, although you can still book online with the conference code.
It does seem that most of the nice hotels in the vicinity are around the same rate, so I will likely be staying there and booking it within the next couple of days.
According to Rick Schwartz, there are just over 100 tickets for the conference remaining, although he didn’t say how many were being sold in total. While it’s not going to be the same size as the annual DomainFest conference, I believe most of the people who are fully vested in the domain industry will be in attendance.
Personally, I think attending a domain conference is a very good way to learn more about the domain industry and how to make money, if you are willing to put the time and money into learning. People tend to want to meet with people they already know, but if you make the effort most will be willing to take the time to talk to you. I guess the same can be said about every industry conference and this is no different.