TravCon has always been ‘For, About & By Travelers’. Planning an event like this is like planning a wedding or party. At the start, we were shocked when we saw the menus but realized this is how the hotels make their money. We decided to design an event that is as affordable as possible for the travelers who are paying for their own expenses.
At TravCon, the conference ticket price is only a fraction of what it actually costs for an attendee. Unlike other professional conferences that charge attendees $600+ per ticket, we pass the majority of the costs on to the sponsoring agencies who are generous enough to exhibit. Without their support, there would be no food, no parties, no speakers…. no conference!
Here’s how an Attendee ticket to TravCon breaks down:
TravCon Attendee Ticket Breakdown
|Actual Cost of Attendee Ticket||$595|
|Food, beverages, receptions, AfterParty, Brunch||$361||61%||Breakfast & lunch main conference days, food & drinks during breaks, Newbie BootCamp Reception, AfterParty at Drai’s, Wednesday Brunch|
|Speakers/Education||$35||6%||43 speakers, KeyNote speaker, presentation equipment, CEU’s for RNs, PTs, OTs, RTs, CSTs, Rad techs, & sonographers. Certifications for BLS/ACLS/PALS/NRP|
|Cash Prizes & Giveaways||$17||3%||Cash prizes at conference, free t-shirt to attendees, scholarships, promotions throughout the year|
|Conference Management Company||$36||6%||Online registration system, admin staff for attendees & exhibitors, management of event contracts, & on-site staff|
|Audio Visual, Electric||$31||5%||Screens, projectors, risers, room set-up, labor costs|
|Exhibit hall set-up & signage||$23||4%||Booth set-up, signage & banners t/o conference area|
|Misc event costs||$63||11%||Programs, event insurance, photography, videography, bank fees, bookkeeper, shipping, badges, lanyards, conference app, security etc.|
|Committee/Volunteer Expenses||$29||5%||Expenses for organizers to attend planning meetings throughout the year, & support for over 30 volunteers who work hard at the conference (tickets, food, Advil, Excedrin, etc.)|
|Price of Your Attendee Ticket:||A fraction of this price! (see registration page for current prices)|
|Total Attendee Income||24%||Travelers only pay a portion of their true ticket price|
|Total Exhibitors/Sponsors Income||76%||The rest is covered by the generous exhibitors & sponsors!|