There is the conference, for which, we have been told, registration is $150. There is the pre-conference, for which, we have been told, there will be no additional charge. In the past, we have charged for the pre-conference. No one has said what this charge was, but I sort of remember it being $25. I can't recall if that is for both morning and afternoon or if it was $25 each (total of $50). <shrug> Also, at least in 2009, lunch was on our own. I'm content to pay $0, $25, $50, or some other reasonable amount for the pre-conference. I don't care, except, like everybody else, I need to know. I fudged it on my travel request, but surely this can be resolved.