You may already recognize that putting on a large event costs dollars. We make every attempt to secure sponsorship from vendors and educational grants to limit the cost passed on to the participants without compromising the quality of the offerings and venue.
In the spirit of transparency, we thought it would be interesting for our membership base to see “where your registration dollars for Visions go.” The $22,000 cost for ~130 participants was distributed as follows. Note that the food represents 50% of the cost. It is very limiting to us that many venues will not allow outside catering; thus, the food cost is largely nonnegotiable. This chart also does not include the additional $7000 in educational grants and/or sponsorship received, as well as the additional printing costs covered by a vendor.